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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 …

kanji on the short kimono souvenir from Japan

What are the common sounds in the end of Japanese first names?

Do you want to give your avatar a Japanese name? How do you know what name is natural in Japanese?? This info might help you! (*´▽`*)/ What sounds are common at the end of Japanese boy’s and girl’s names?   Thank you for the question…! Yes. There are common 止め字 (tomeji: End Character) for Japanese name. And they tend to differ by boy’s names and girl’s names. (Unisex names exist but there are not many: Akira, Makoto, etc. They don’t have common tomeji. Basically we would have to accept and memorise that “Oh, this name could be unisex!”, whenever we met the person who has the unisex name.) Common Sounds of …

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, …

Japanese Kanji T-Shirt 反抗期 Rebellious Phase

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 反抗期 Rebellious Phase Kanji T-Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 反抗期 Pronunciation: hankouki Spelling Variety: hankouki, hankoki, hankohki Meaning: Rebellious Phase Category: Japanese Kanji for Fun Image of this Kanji Word: Angry, Rebellious, Childish, and (on T-Shirt)Funny The Japanese kanji word “反抗期” means “Rebellious Phase”. This is a phase of usually associated with children’s development; This is also …

Meanings of Kanji on the Katana Sword

Hello Kanji Fans! Today, I want to share a very interesting question from a follower! It’s a historian’s job!   I bought this sword and I see some kanji on the blade. What does it mean?      Wow, you got a Katana sword! Thank you for the pictures! Let me see…OK, you want to know what this means. Leave it to me! KansaiChick is here for help. (*’▽’)/ First of all, Japanese people call this 銘(mei). I think you might see something on the same spot of your kitchen knife. Today some makers engrave or print their brand name and stuff there. Ancient Japanese blacksmiths did that too. Let’s see …

meanings of kanji on Katana sword

Meaning of The Kanji Name: Dabi “My Hero Academia”

Dabi is a mysterious character in the popular Anime “My Hero Academia”. He is a Villain who uses the blue fire. I got a question from a follower about his name! Please explain the meanings of Kanji name “Dabi” in My Hero. Thank you for asking! (*´▽`*)/ What Does “Dabi” Mean? Both kanji 荼 and 毘 are not so common kanji in Japan. The meanings of the first kanji 荼 contains ”Suffering”, and the second one 毘 contains “Help” or “Save”. OK, even I didn’t know that until I looked up. (-_-;) On the other hand, his name “Dabi” reminds Japanese adults of one thing . It’s a part of …

Meanings of Japanese Kanji Name in Anime

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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Japanese Kanji: Is this translation “WARRIOR” right?

Kanji words look cool! Do you want to have a kanji tattoo? The most scary fact is…that even professional tattoo artists often have wrong references.(+_+) I don’t know who made the mistake first, but I see so many art sample images that have exactly same mistakes. Today, I’ll answer a question about the meanings of kanji word. Thank you very much for contacting me! I hope the person who got the kanji tattoo likes the image of it! Could you tell me what this means? Is this translation “Warrior” right? Well, yeah, “Warrior” is not wrong. 武者 is a type of warrior.(*’▽’) But if you ask Japanese people to translate …

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Meaning of the Kanji Tattoo in Ep: 281 “Fairy Tail”

Do you want to get a kanji tattoo? It’s cool! But be careful! I see so many Kanji Tattoo sample pictures online and sadly most of them are wrong. Well, today, I’ll answer the question from a follower! It’s about a Japanese kanji tattoo on an Anime character’s head. Thank you for being patient! What does this Kanji Tattoo mean? He is a bad guy in Ep.281 of “Fairy Tale”. Thank you for the question! And I appreciate the pictures so much! They make my job way easier.(*´Д`)v Meaning of the Kanji Tattoo in “Fairy Tail” OK. Natsu, Lucy, and Happy got captured and they are in the prison. Here …

New Japanese Kanji Shirt Poll Results 6

New Japanese Kanji Shirt Poll #6: Jan.1-Feb.28, 2019  The No.1 popular kanji in this time is “無敵 (Invincible)”! Whew, thank goodness. Finally it got the top after 3 times of being stuck in the Number 2 slot. Now it will come out in the KansaiChick Japanese Kanji Shirt Collection!  I will count the TOTAL as one set of designs. The No.2 goes to “大胆不敵 (Fearless)”. And the No. 3 is “怪獣 (Kaiju)”. They were the No. 3 and 4 last time. Do you think one of them will win in the next poll?? Then, the No.4 is “猫派 (Cat Person)”! Wow, the new choice, that had just added, jumped up this …

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