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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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How to Shop Japanese Kanji T-Shirts

KansaiChick Brush Art Shop is powered by “Threadless Artist Shops”. In this page you can see how to find your favorite Japanese Kanji T-shirts and more in our shop. 0. Explore the List First of all, the best way to find what you like is to see our list of kanji and meanings!  See the List of All Kanji and Meanings If you’ve already look around our website and reached the page above, you can jump directly into the design page you like. So, see the list and you can skip step 1 and 2.(Highly Recommended!) 1. Click or Tap “Collection” from Menu   (In case you don’t see our kanji …

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The Hero’s Motto of “My Hero Academia”2

The training program at professional hero’s office is over! I’m satisfied to watch my favorite character Tsuyu-chan. Ribbit, ribbit. But I can’t miss this opportunity to talk about Japanese kanji! the Battle Hero’s Motto Uraraka’s teacher was a professional hero named Gunhead, we can see her here in his training room with other sidekicks. So, did you notice the frame of a Japanese kanji motto on the wall? The calligraphy on the wall behind them says 心技体(shingitai). Actually this famous motto is consist of 3 words “心(shin: mind)”, 技(gi: skill)”, “体(tai: body)”. That explains what are important for martial arts. We must train ourselves mentally, technically and physically! Possibly some of …

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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 …

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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 call 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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Japanese Kanji Head Band in Netflix “Little Witch Academia” season 2

Hey, I realized a Japanese animation produced by Netflix came out with season 2! Its name is “Little Witch Academia”. The Main character Akko is kind of a lovable person but I think the cutest one is Sucy. She is the witchest witch in the main group. That’s so cute. ……No? What does Japanese kanji on Akko’s head band say? In the first episode of season 2 the fairies make a labor union, did you notice Akko was wearing the Japanese kanji head band? That kanji word “団結” means “unity”. I’ve never seen a unity head band anywhere else but I guess she made it to be a part of …

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Former 3 Navy Generals’ Funny Mottos in “One Piece”

In the popular Japanese animation “One Piece”, have you ever notice that there is a sign on the wall behind the desk in each naval officer’s room? Former 3 Navy Generals’ Motto of Justice Their is a motto of justice for each one that explains his or her character a lot. Here are some examples. Aokiji(青雉): だらけきった正義(darakekitta seigi: Totally Lazy Justice) Kizaru(黄猿): どっちつかずの正義(docchitsukazuno seigi: Indecisive Justice) Akainu(赤犬): 徹底的な正義(tetteitekina seigi: Thorough Justice) Aokiji’s motto of justice used to be “燃え上がる正義(moeagaru seigi: Burning Up Justice)” but he started questioning what is right justice, when he lost his best friend. Then he reached his new motto. Former 3 Navy Generals Name and “Momotaro” …

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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” …

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