Shanten

Shanten is a Japanese mahjong term which describes the number of tiles away from or one away from ready (tempai). It is usually preceded by a number, for instance ii shanten is one tiles away from ready; in other words two tiles away from mahjong.

In popular culture

Ii shanten and ryan shanten are in the lyrics of the anime Ranma 1/2's opening theme .

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