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Which Japanese kanji suits my Tattoo “Warrior”?

Kanji contains a lot of meanings. So, we can say one thing with many different ways. However, when people translate Japanese into English, they usually pick some words without explanations of the details. That’s why, some info get lost so easily. (+_+) Well, that’s inevitable. Therefore, I bet many people have hard time to choose the kanji from the list of translations on the dictionary. Even I look up the answer sometimes! Today, I share the question from a follower about this type of situation. Thank you for contacting KansaiChick!(*’▽’) I need to pick the right kanji “Warrior” for my tattoo. What I want it to signify is I have …

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Meanings of Kanji on Katana Sword in “The Last Samurai” 今古有神奉志士

Hi there, Kanji fans! I received a question about the Japanese kanji on the katana sword! KansaiChick is here for help!(*’▽’)/ This kanji phrase is on the blade of the katana sword that I has just got. What does it mean? Nice! It looks new and clean. It says 今古有神奉志士.  I looked up this phrase and I found out some info! Katana Sword with 今古有神奉志士 in “The Last Samurai” 今古有神奉志士 is the engraving on the Katana (Samurai Sword) in the movie “The Last Samurai (2003)”. In this movie, the Samurai 勝元(Katsumoto) explained about the meanings of this phrase. He gave this sword to Nathan before the final war and he …

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Does My Signature Look Like a Japanese Kanji?

Today I received a very different question from a follower. This is my signature(artist logo) I always write on my artwork. I think it looks like a Kanji. Do you know if there is a Kanji similar to this? She explained about her logo: The top of the image is the letter “K” for my first name, turned sideways. Underneath is the “T” from my last name. It also forms the letter “A” which represents my maiden name. Oh, that’s awesome!(*’▽’) And…OK, I see why you think it looks like a kanji. I can show a kanji character luckily! This Kanji Looks Similar to That Logo If I add one line …

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Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 3

Hi there, Samurai fans! I received another question about the engraving on an old katana sword!Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ KansaiChick is here for help!(*’▽’)/ I’d like to find out what the markings on the blade mean. Let me see…oh, thank goodness, this one is clear enough for me to read everything!!  It says, “相州住盛重”. How to Read Engravings on Samurai Swords Japanese people call this engravings 銘(mei). Usually the blacksmiths engrave their name, plus their brand name (faction / location). Sometimes we find the first owner’s name of the sword there as well. So, which is which? Ummm, that is the historian’s job to determine. However, even I can tell you one idea …

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The Meaning of the Japanese Kanji on the Haikyu!! Sweatshirt

My favorite volleyball anime show “Haikyu!!” is now available on Netflix! And I got a question about the symbol in the show. I found this symbol on the “Haikyu!!” sweatshirt. What does it mean? Thank you for your question! (*´▽`*)☆ That’s is from the team banner of Karasuno high school! The Meanings of Karasuno’s Team Slogan In Japan, sport teams often own this kind of banner to cheer the team. Usually, volleyball teams hang those banners on the fence of the second floor in the gymnasium, which almost all schools have. I see “烏野高校男子バレーボール部OB会” in the bottom right corner. That means, team graduates donated this banner. The banner says 飛べ(tobe). …

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Funny Facts about “Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun”

“Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun” is a new Japanese Anime show, and its original title is “魔入りました! 入間くん (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun)”. Did you notice there are 2 funny kanji jokes in it? Japanese Kanji Joke 1: 魔入りました(Mairimashita) The Japanese phrase “Mairimashita” has 2 meanings and both of them written this way “参りました”. came (It’s a very polite way to say “came”) surrendered (defeated and impressed by someone) The pink hair guy, Azz, uses both a lot in front of Iruma. When you see the subtitle says “I’ve slain.”, that means #2 above. However, in the title Mairimashita is spelled “魔入りました”. There is no such a Japanese phrase, but it makes sense …

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Meanings of Kanji on the Katana Sword 2

Hello again Kanji Fans! I received another interesting question from a follower! It’s about a Samurai sword! I bought this short sword and I see some letters on the blade. What do they mean?  Woooo, you got a fancy one. According to the ratio, I can tell it’s a Tantou (短刀). Tantou is a short katana sword with the less than 30 cm (about 1 foot) blade. In Japan, Katana swords bust be sold with a certificate describing what it is. But the owner says this one came with nothing. Let me take a close look. (@_@) Wow, to be honest, I have no idea what it says. I can’t …

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What Does This Japanese Kanji on My Shirt Mean?

I love Japanese kanji shirts! It’s so hard to find what I like though. Well, that’s why I’m making my own. Today, I’ll answer to a question from a kanji shirt owner! What does this kanji mean? It’s on my shirt. Thank you for the question and photo! Yes! I can read it “一匹狼 (Ippiki-ookami)”. It’s a Japanese idiom. People usually translate this “Lone Wolf”. The first kanji “一” means “One”. The second one “匹” is the one of special letters to count creature. Then, the 3rd kanji “狼” is “Wolf”. Wolves usually act in groups, and they are stronger that way. So, we call the strong person who doesn’t …

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Meaning of The Kanji Name: Kirishima Eijirou “My Hero Academia”

Hey, My Hero Season 4 is about to begin! (*’▽’)☆ And I got a question from a follower about another character’s name! I think people are getting excited about the new season. I haven’t received a question about this show for awhile. Please explain the meanings of Kanji name “Eijiro(Eijirou) Kirishima” in My Hero. Thank you for asking! (*´▽`*)/ Yay, Kirishima is the kanji fan! lol Japanese Kanji in Kirishima’s Room for “My Hero Academia” The Quirk in the Kanji Name “Eijiro Kirishima” Kirishima is a very natural Japanese family name. It exists in real life! (not like “Bakugou”. lol) However, the real Kirishima is spelled like these in Japanese …

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The Japanese Kanji on the forehead of Aggretsuko

Aggretsuko is a Japanese anime show based on the character from Sanrio that is known for “Hello Kitty” and things. It’s available on Netflix! Japanese title is アグレッシブ烈子 which means “Aggressive Retsuko”. The main character Retsuko is a red panda who is working at an office. She is a cute ordinally girl but the “typical” stressful work/life environment drives her crazy. To kill her stress, she goes to Karaoke by herself and sing death metal…like this. lol Meaning of Kanji on the Forehead of “Aggretsuko” As you can see, one Japanese Kanji appears on her forehead when she sings. Japanese people are very used to see a Kanji on forehead …

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