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Japanese Kanji Shirt 忍 Shinobi

Wearing a Kanji T-Shirt is cool. But if you understand the authentic information about what you wear, you can impress everyone. On this page, you can make sure this Kanji Shirt is right for you. Table of Contents Basic Info about This Kanji Who Should be Wearing It Examples of Qualification Designs Available 忍 Shinobi Kanji Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 忍 Pronunciation: shinobi Spelling Variety: shinobi, sinobi Meaning: Shinobi(Ninja) Category: Motto Image of this Kanji Word: Stoic, Cool and Quiet 忍 “Shinobi” is what a Ninja is. Usually ninjas call themselves “Shinobi”. This character means holding back any kind of emotion and being stealthy. 忍 Shinobi Kanji Shirt: Who …

Japanese Kanji T-Shirt Shinobi Ninja

Club Team Slogan Banners in “Haikyu!!”

I’ve talked about the Japanese culture of banners for sport teams last time. So, I think I should talk about my favorite volleyball show “Haikyu!!”. Karasuno High School Boy’s Volleyball Team Banner Main team’s slogan banner is so simple! It’s “飛べ(tobe)”. It means “Fly!”. Needless to say, human beings can’t fly(飛ぶ: tobu). We can only jump(跳ぶ: tobu). However, I guess they chose that kanji and the color black on purpose because they are Karasuno(烏野: Crow-Field) High School.  Crows can fly and they are black! Aoba-Jousai High School Boy’s Volleyball Team Banner The banner of Aoba-Jousai says “コートを制す(kouto-wo-seisu)”. That means “Rule the (Volleyball) Court”. This team’s key player is the setter, …

Japanese Kanji Shirt 必勝 Certain Victory

Wearing a Kanji T-Shirt is cool. But if you understand the authentic information about what you wear, you can impress everyone. On this page, you can make sure this Kanji Shirt is right for you. Table of Contents Basic Info about This Kanji Who Should be Wearing It Examples of Qualification Designs Available 必勝 Certain Victory Kanji Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 必勝 Pronunciation: hisshou Spelling Variety: hisshou, hissho, hissyou, hissyo Meaning: Certain Victory Category: Motivational Slogan Image of this Kanji Word: Strong, Tough, Passionate This is a famous traditional slogan used all the time in media, movies, pop culture and comics in Japan. 必勝 Certain Victory Kanji Shirt: Who Should be …

Japanese Kanji T-Shirt Certain Victory

The Club Team Slogan Banner in”Yowamushi Pedal”

Next season is not out yet? Well, today let’s talk about the banner in the popular Japanese animation “Yowamushi Pedal”. Kanji Slogan Banner and Japanese Culture If you are a fan of sports anime, you possibly have noticed a banner here and there in your favorite shows. In Japan, having your own banner is very common thing for groups like a sport club team in school, a local group or a company. Usually they put the name of the group and slogan on the banner. Hanging it on the wall of the club room, showing it off at the competition to cheer up the members, pulling it out whenever they …

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Reason of the Yellow Sign for “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”

Most of the time, every episode of TV shows have a subtitle. The popular Japanese animation “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” has one too.  But how many viewers noticed the yellow sign of that has a special reason? Japanese Culture behind the Subtitles of “Shokugeki no Soma” It’s a yellow vertical rectangle with red line. And you see the subtitle is handwritten with a thick black marker. Actually, this is the typical image of Japanese traditional diner’s menu on the wall. I couldn’t find the exact image from my resource, but this is the closest one. 海鮮丼(kaisendon: Sashimi Bowl) is 600yen…how nice! Theirs are white and hanging on the rope. …

Japanese Kanji and Kid’s Names in “Assassination Classroom”

Have you ever heard a Japanese word “キラキラネーム(kirakira-name)”? That is a new Japanese word that was born in last 2 decades. If I translate “キラキラネーム” somehow, I’ll say “Twinkling Names”. Kirakira-names are unusual names like crazy unique word or abnormal pronunciation. And naming kid a Kirakira-name was a trend for a while.(not much anymore!) Kirakira Names in “Assassination Classroom” The popular Japanese anime “Assassination Classroom” is known for showing this new generation culture “Kirakira Names”. 木村 正義 Kimura Jasuthisu (Justice Kimura) The Japanese kanji “正義” means “Justice” in ENGLISH. However, usual Japanese pronunciation choices are only “Seigi (justice)” and “Masayoshi”. Masayoshi is very normal way to pronounce “正義” as boy’s name. Jasuthisu doesn’t …

Japanese kanji and kid's names

Japanese Kanji Culture: The Secret of the Title “Haikyu!!”

I am a “Haikyu!!” fan! It’s a Japanese animation about a high school volleyball team. Let’s talk about some kanji stuff that I noticed. What is the Japanese Kanji Word “Haikyu”? The title of this show is after the word “排球(haikyuu)” and it’s Japanese name of volleyball.  But basically NOBODY calls volleyball “haikyuu”. We call volleyball “バレーボール(bare-bo-ru)”. Did you notice the word “バレーボール” is not kanji? It is Japanese Katakana. In Japan we use the katakana script like this to adopt the word from foreign language and pronounce it as close as possible. However, some schools have a culture where they write everything in kanji. In that case, kanji version …

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Sushi Restaurant Sign in “Assassination Classroom”

I love sushi! It’s very hard to find decent quality sushi in USA…but you can enjoy nice and fresh sushi everywhere in Japan. Japanese Kanji Sign of the Sushi Restaurant In a popular animation “Assassination Classroom”, I noticed a Japanese kanji sign on a sushi restaurant where Nagisa met his divorced father. The red kanji word is 元祖(ganso: originator), the black one is 江戸前(Edo-mae: front-of-Edo). Edo is old name of Tokyo. The image of sushi that we Japanese eat at restaurants came from this Edo-mae style. It’s mainly Nigiri. (I’ve never seen Japanese people who make nigiri sushi at home! It’s restaurant food!) And also the red square on the …

Japanese kanji sign of the sushi restaurant

500 Matches in “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”

Do you watch “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (食戟のソーマ)”? Whenever people try yummy food, their reactions go WAYtoo far. But I understand that’s a very important feature for boys, fan service. Calligraphy in “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” I like the the Japanese kanji brush arts in this show. They look very nice. Sometimes kanjis look very different depending on each calligrapher and his or her calligraphic style but the kanjis, in this show, are very neat and readable. I saw “勝負(shoubu)” when Soma and his dad compete each other. The kanji “勝” means “win” and this one “負” means “lose”. Both together, “Match”. However, we Japanese use this kanji “敗” …

Japanese kanji in anime

Students’ Calligraphy in “Assassination Classroom”

Koro Sensei is cute! I finally started watching “Assassination Classroom(暗殺教室:ansatsu-kyoushitsu)” Season 2. They used to focus on the yellow creature’s cuteness in last season more and I kind of miss that, but I still enjoy the story learning about the class and Mr. Karasuma’s muscles. Students’ Calligraphy in the Assassination Classroom Did you notice students’ Calligraphy on the wall in the back of the classroom? All Japanese students learn and experience Japanese calligraphy in class and write theme words like seasonal words, slogans or motto. That’s why, a classroom has calligraphy work on the wall, it’s a very common view in Japan. However, in this show, what they write is NOT common at …

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