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Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 7

Hello again, Samurai fans! I received another question about the kanji on an old katana sword!Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ Oh, this is the tough one….(=_=;) Can you tell me if these are Japanese? First of all, yes, it seems to be Japanese. The First Hint to Figure It Out At least I can read the first kanji 會(kai/ai) which is the old style of the kanji 会 today. This old kanji is still used for some place names and surnames in Japan today. Actually, I could recognize this kanji thank to my high school friend Kaino(會野). OK, then, it says 會 something…. The second kanji looks like 洋 for me but “會洋” doesn’t …

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Meanings of Kanji in “Haikyu!!” Nekoma High School

In the popular volleyball anime show “Haikyu!!”, Nekoma High School is one of the biggest rival team of the main team Karasuno High. The characters of team Nekoma are likened to cats, just as members of team Karasuno are likened to crows. Because neko(ねこ / ネコ / 猫) means a cat, and karasu(からす / カラス / 烏) means a crow in Japanese. But, wait a minute. We don’t see any “猫” on Nekoma’s jerseys and there is the kanji 音駒 instead. What is “音駒”? What Does the Kanji on Nekoma’s Jersey Say? Well, the answer is very simple. 音駒 says “Nekoma”! There is no 猫 in it but still. The …

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Before Getting A Tattoo: Let’s Choose the Right Kanji! 4

The people, who are good at observing, often notice the small differences between the same kanji symbols. Especially when you are getting a tattoo, you may want to know why there are the differences. Today I’ll share a question from a follower like this. I want to get “Lone Wolf” in Japanese kanji tattooed but I see two different versions that are extremely similar. Can you help me and let me know which one is accurate? I see! They are written in the 2 different fonts. Both of them are fine! If I would get the tattoo, I’ll pick B though. Because it looks more proper for me, and I like …

Before Getting A Tattoo: Let’s Choose the Right Kanji

Before Getting A Tattoo: Let’s Choose the Right Kanji! 2

Translating language is very tough. Even dictionaries say wrong sometimes. So, it’s tough decision to have a tattoo in foreign language.(@_@;) I got a question from a follower like this. I want to get the right Japanese Kanji for “arrogant god” in order to have a tattoo.  All I could really figure out so far was “傲慢な神” which google translate gave me. OK! Hmmm, if there were a Japanese arrogant god, I could translate the word to his name or something, but I couldn’t find any. Sorry! (+_+) Then, 傲慢な神 is the one. Good job, Google! This time, its translation is right! 傲慢(gouman):Arrogance 傲慢な(gouman-na):Arrogant 神(kami): God You might want to …

Is This Word Japanese? What Does It Mean?

Do you know Japanese “Romaji”? Romaji is the pronunciation of Japanese characters written in the alphabet. Japanese people use “Romaji” when they want to write Japanese words in alphabet. However, when Japanese words are written using the alphabet, it might be tough for you to tell if they are Japanese words or not. I received a question from a follower like this. Is “IBARRA” or “IBARA” Japanese name? If so, what does it mean? OK, leave it to me! (*’▽’)☆ First of all, there is no Japanese word “Ibarra”, but “Ibara” makes sense! Ibara can be written in Japanese like:いばら, イバラ, 棘, 茨, 荊. Basically all of them mean “Thorn“. …

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Before Getting A Tattoo: Let’s Choose the Right Kanji!

Hello, Kanji tattoo fans! We can check meanings of kanji online today, but it’s tough to choose the right one from dictionary. Plus, the sample designs online often have wrong translations. ((+_+)) Please be careful! Today, I’ll answer the question about a tattoo! (*’▽’)☆ The kanji is supposed to go on a wrist and be a reminder of “kindness” or to be kind to others. I have a few variations I found that have to do with “kindness”. Which are here: Thank you for contacting KansaiChick! OK, let me see…the top kanji 恩(on) means more like “the kindness that you received from others”. Then, the second one 恵(megumi) contains meanings …

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I Want to Have a Japanese Kanji Pseudonym

Making up an original Japanese name is very difficult. Does it sound natural enough as a “Japanese name”? Don’t the kanji symbols that I choose contain weird meanings? How do I know!? o(>_<)o Hmmm, it’s tough for me to answer everyone’s individual questions about creating their own names, but KansaiChick is here for help today! I hope this post will help everyone, who wants a Japanese name, get some understanding of the thought process you can follow to create a Japanese name. I was thinking up of a name of a Japanese pseudonym of mine as “a lazy little pig” or build a pun around it. Would you help me? Thank …

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Secret of Kanji Names in Haikyu!!

In Japanese Anime shows, manga, or books, Kanji names often contain some information to explain the characters. But those things get usually lost in translation. Today I share what Japanese people can notice about 2 sets of duo in “Haikyu!!”. Hinata Shoyo and Kageyama Tobio Hinata Shouyou(Shoyo)日向 翔陽 and Kageyama Tobio 影山 飛雄 are the main characters of Haikyu!!. Many people will think “These two are in contrast.” when they watch this show…and YES they are! Hinata’s family name “日向” means “Sunny Place”. On the other hand, Kageyama is “影山”, which means “Shadow Mountain”. I can imagine the happy bright sunlight and the dark side of the mountain together. lol …

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Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 5

Hello again, Samurai fans! I received a new question about the kanji on an old katana sword! (*’▽’)/ Maybe you can help me translate the mei on a tang. There is also a small note on the saya. First of all, let me tell everyone about some Japanese words that katana sword owner is using. “銘(mei)” is the engraving that blacksmiths curve their address, name, date, and so on when he created the swords and things. Then, “鞘(saya)” means “Sheath” in Japanese. Well….(@_@;)))) …Oh, no. I’m so sorry but I can NOT read the mei…! The engraving is not clear and it’s not close enough to today’s Japanese kanji that …

Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword

Japanese Kanji on Correlation Diagram: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR

Do you watch the Anime show “KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR(かぐや様は告らせたい?)”? Today I’ll answer an interesting question from the follower! I’d like to know the meaning of the Japanese kanji on this diagram of relationships between Kaguya and the Shirogane family.(Season 2, Episode 10)  OMG, this is cute. I don’t know this show but now I’m very interested in it.(*’▽’) OK, this follower knows Japanese Hiragana script, so he needs help only for kanji but I’ll explain whole thing for other fans. The Relationship between Kaguya and Shirogane Family Let’s see Kaguya first. There are no arrows from Kaguya to the Shirogane family. So, we can see how the Shirogane family …

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