The title of the emperor of Japan. It was usual for European writers to describe the Mikado as a 'spiritual' emperor, and the Shogun (who was the de facto ruler until 1867) as a second or 'temporal' emperor.
a steam locomotive with a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement, 2 pony truck wheels up front, 8 driving wheels in the middle and 2 trailing truck wheels at the rear under the firebox (click here to a photo of a Reading class M-1sa Mikado).
Mikado is a pick-up sticks game originating in Europe. In 1936 it was brought from Hungary to the USA and was mostly called pick-up sticks. This term is not very specific in respect to existing stick game variations.