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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 …

Japanese Kanji T-Shirt 無敵 Invincible

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 T-Shirt is right for you. Table of Contents Basic Info about This Kanji Who Should be Wearing It Examples of Qualification Designs Available 無敵 Invincible Kanji T-Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 無敵 Pronunciation: muteki Spelling Variety: muteki Meaning: Invincible, Unrivaled, Matchless Category: Japanese Kanji for Fun Image of this Kanji Word: Tough, Manly, Confident, Pride, Cool, and (on T-Shirt)Funny The Japanese kanji word “無敵” means “Invincible”. The first kanji “無” contains the meaning “Nothing / None” and the second kanji “敵” means …

Japanese Kanji T-Shirt Invincible

Meanings of Kanji on Souvenir Short Kimono

Hello Kanji Fans! Today, I want to share an interesting question from a follower! Have you ever seen this short kimono? I heard this kanji says “No 1” but what does that mean? It’s a very popular souvenir from Japan and Japanese people call this kind of short kimono “happi (半被)” or “hanten (半纏)” depending on its shape. So, why does it say “一番”?? Actually, this design is based on Firefighters culture in Edo era!  KansaiChick is here for help. (*’▽’)/ That Kanji on the Souvenir Kimono As this follower heard from somebody, it says “一番 (ichiban)” which means “No.1” or “First”. The top character “一 (ichi)” is “One”. And …

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Which kanji of “Katsuki” should I choose?

Japanese people usually give their babies Kanji names. They think about the child and his or her future and choose Kanji carefully. Even several Kanji that can be pronounced the exactly same, every single Kanji contains different meanings. Today, I’d like to share an interesting question from a follower. (*’▽’)/   Which kanji of “Katsuki” gives it the meaning “Victory”? I see. She or he wants to have a handle name “Katsuki” in Knaji. OK, I can help! Which kanji does mean “Victory”? Victory is “勝利 (shouri)” in Japanese kanji idiom. You also can pronounce this word as Japanese boy’s name “勝利 (Katsutoshi)”. However, the name “Katsuki” has already picked. Well, …

The Secret of “Rilakkuma and Kaoru”

Did you watch the new show “Rilakkuma and Kaoru” on Netflix? It’s so cute! But I bet that many viewers, living outside of Japan, have no clue when it comes to understanding the culture and the history behind the show. So, KansaiChick is here for help! (*’▽’)/ What is Rilakkuma? The name “Rilakkuma” was born as the combination of 2 words “Relax” and “Kuma (It means Bear in Japanese)”. Yes, Rilakkuma is a relaxing bear. When this character appeared in the accessory industry in Japan long time ago, the one-picture-mascot accessory items were the main thing, And They explained a lot about him. Obviously the concept was “somebody is wearing …

Secrets of Rilakkuma and Kaoru

New Japanese Kanji Shirt Ranking Results 7

New Japanese Kanji Shirt Poll #7: Mar.1-Apr.30, 2019  The No.1 popular kanji in this time is “大胆不敵 (Fearless)”! Thank you very much to all the voters! The time comes once again to add to the KansaiChick Japanese Kanji Shirt Collection! And again, originally I was planning to count the TOTAL of “猫派 (Cat Person)” and “犬派 (Dog Person)” as one set of designs. But they are way more popular than I expected, so…let me count them separately! However, I’ll make both at once when one of them win the poll. Well,the No.2 goes to “猫派 (Cat Person)”. And the No. 3 is “怪獣 (Kaiju)”. They were the No. 4 and 3 last time. …

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The Meaning of the Kanji Name: Todoroki Family “My Hero Academia”

Everybody is waiting for Season 4 of “My Hero Academia(僕のヒーローアカデミア)”! And I received another question about the kanji name s of my hero characters, thank you so much! Please talk about the meanings of all Todoroki’s family members. OK! Todoroki’s family members are his Dad, Mom, Big Brother#1, Big Sister, Big Brother#2, and Shoto. I already wrote about “Shoto Todoroki”, so this time I talk about only other members’ first names. Enji 炎司 (Father): Endeavour Endeavour’s real first name is Enji (炎司). The first kanji 炎 means “Flame” and the second one 司 contains the meaning of “Rule” and “Govern”. He rules the flame! I think it suits his quirk! However, …

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