noun

  1. white sandbar, white sandbank.
  2. area in a garden or entrance of a house laid with white sand or pebbles.
  3. gravel separating a noh stage from the audience.
  4. court of law in the Edo period, in which the parties sat on white sand. Archaism.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
白州 しらす
白洲 しらす

Contained Kanji Breakdown

white
しろ ハク しら- (1st, N5)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
day, sun, Japan
ひ ニチ にっ (1st, N5)
state, province
シュウ ス す (3rd, N2)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)
かわ セン か (1st, N5)