Chu-nin examination is right around the corner and all new ninja are working so hard to get the  qualification. The 3 girls’ on Team 15 are also doing good and we had another opportunity to see Wasabi’s Cat Technique. (ΦωΦ) Meow.

 Meanings of Kanji on Wasabi’s Cat Cloak Scroll Part 1

Japanese Kanji Meaning

According to her line, now I’m sure that her art is using the cats’ abilities and the variety of cat matters. However, this time even I had a hard time to figure out some meanings of the kanji on her scrolls!

Kanji in the Wasabi’s Cat Cloak Scroll

In the scroll, there are some circles lined up and kanji characters are in each circle. We’ve understood that each kanji word means a variety of cat.

So, what do they mean??

Japanese Kanji Meaning

The bottom one is…. I’m sorry this is NOT common word at all and I had to look up! It says “暹羅 (shamuro)” which means Siamese.

OK, now I know. Usually Japanese people call and write Siamese cat “シャム猫 (syamu-neko)”. Have you ever seen them before?

Wasabi's Cat Cloak

Siamese Cat

And next, the top kanji (right side from Wasabi) says “波斯 (hashi)”. Both of 波 and 斯 are not so difficult kanji but, to tell the truth, I had never seen this kanji idiom before.

Yap, I looked up and I found out the word means “Persia”. Ahh, I bet that so many people have seen one of the cats descended from Persian Cat because of the internet star.

Wasabi's Cat Cloak

Persian Cat

Usually Japanese people call and write Persian Cat “ペルシャ猫 (perusha-neko)”.

By the way, I noticed the kanji circles are in different order from the first time. You can compare these pictures.

Japanese Kanji Meaning

This Time

Japanese Kanji Meanings

Last Time

See that? Right side of “三毛” used to be “斑”. That means Wasabi has more than one scroll or she can switch kanji some how.

Anyway, the Cat Cloak technique doesn’t seem to be so powerful. But it’s cute.


Today’s Kanji Shirt is “Shinobi”! That is what Ninja is. Well, I’m sorry about that I don’t have 猫 (cat) kanji shirt YET.

Japanese Kanji Shirt Shinobi Ninja


If you want to know the meanings of any Japanese kanji that you don’t see English subs for in a particular animation or live action movie, tell me “Name of the Show”, “Season and Episode #” and “the Exact Moment (Minute: Second)”!

If it’s just Japanese kanji that you see around you, like a shop sign or a tattoo, you can send me the photo as long as you are allowed to take picture of it.

I can’t promise to reply to everyone but I’ll try my best!

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