I Want to Engrave a Kanji Word on My Sword

Do you own a sword? In Japan, they need a registration provided by the government in order to own a sword that has 5.5cm or longer blade (If it's a katana sword, 15cm blade or longer).Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ It's shockingly strict, isn't it? If you own a new sword, however, you can engrave whatever you want on the blade! Today, I received a question about translation for the engraving. This is a long knife imitating a katana sword, so it's not a katana sword technically, but I put the "katana sword" tag on this post. I'd like to engrave "Goose Bane" in Kanji on this sword. When some wild geese settled down…

Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 8

Here is another one! Recently I have been receiving a lot of questions about the kanji on old katana swords.(' 0 ' ) They are sometimes extremely tough to read but very interesting. KansaiChick is here for help!(*'▽')/ A couple of years ago I inherited this sword from my brother. I was wondering if you could translate the Kanji on it. OK...I'll give a shot...!(@_@) The First Hint to Figure It Out I can read some clear kanji quickly on the blade. It says "武■住■方." According to my experience, when I see "住 (sumau)" on the katana blade, the kanji word above 住 says location. So, "武■" could be the…

What Does This Monster Hunter Kanji Shirt Say?

You found a cool looking Japanese kanji shirt. But if you don't understand what it says, do you still buy it? Well, maybe you should ask somebody who knows Japanese language.(*'▽')/ I’m not sure what the writing on the front says, and I don’t really want to buy without checking what it means. Yay! That's the spirit! I want you to understand what your shirt says, especially when you are buying it as a gift. Well, I see 河童蛙 and ヨツミワドウ on this shirt. The Meaning of Kanji on a Monster Hunter T-Shirt Thank to you mentioning about "Monster Hunter" in your email, I could find out what they are…

Is My Kanji Tattoo Correct? 2: Per aspera ad astra

Kanji tattoos look awesome. I really hope all the tattoo artists have the right reference! Today I'll answer the question about a Japanese kanji tattoo. Other Questions on Japanese Kanji It’s supposed to mean a thing like "through issues to the stars" like the Latin NASA’s slogan "per aspera ad astra." Umm, 星まで困難道で...? To be honest, I didn't know the phrase "Per aspera ad astra." (*´з`) Anyway, now I know and I can kind of get it what this tattoo tried to say. "Per aspera ad astra" in Japanese Language "Through hardships to the stars" can be translated into "困難を乗り越えて星の彼方へ." This Japanese phrase makes sense very well. Anybody can understand…

Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 6

Hello again, Samurai fans! I received a new question about the kanji on an old katana sword! (*'▽')/ I hope I can read it this time....(@_@;) I have just bought this Katana sword. I want to know what this kanji tells me. Can you help me out?  Thank goodness! It's clear enough for me to read!! It says 関住森俊治作. This engraving is a typical "銘(mei)", which shows who made this katana blade. Location 住 Blacksmith's Name 作 Whenever I received questions on katana sword, I looked up some facts and found out this typical style. So, in this case, I can tell 森俊治 in 関 made this blade! Where is…

What Does “呪術廻戦(Jujutsu Kaisen)” Mean?

Hi, Jujutsu Kaisen fans! 呪術廻戦(Jujutsu Kaisen) is a very popular Japanese manga and many people, including me, got know the story since they had started its Anime show. Then I finally received a very first question about Jujutsu Kaisen from a follower! Thank you very much! What does "Jujutsu Kaisen" mean? The title looks like Chinese. OK, I'll explain everything I can tell as a native Japanese. (*'▽')/ First of all, I realized that they didn't translate the title 呪術廻戦 into other English word. You call it as its sound of the original title 呪術廻戦(Jujutsu Kaisen). Is the word "Jujutsu Kaisen" Japanese language? I say it is "a made-up Japanese…

Meaning of Kanji Name: Aizawa Shota (Eraser Head) “My Hero Academia”

Hi, My Hero Academia fans! I got another request of the kanji name explanation! What is the meaning of the kanji name "Shota Aizawa"? Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about my favorite guy, Aizawa sensei! My dry eyes hurt! I can tell! lol Other Characters' Japanese Kanji and Secrets in "My Hero Academia" I've already talked about some other characters' kanji names. Please check out the list on the page above. (*'▽')/ Aizawa Shota (相澤 消太) is the homeroom teacher of the main class "1-A" in the popular Anime show "My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)". His hero name is Eraser Head. Meanings of "Aizawa Shota" in Japanese Kanji…

Kanji in Aggretsuko’s Death Songs: How Accurate is the Translation?

Aggretsuko(アグレッシブ烈子) is the anime show about the typical office worker Retsuko who loves solo Karaoke. She is a cute girl but she sings death voice song like crazy in order to kill her daily stress from the work. Awww. Today, I'll share a question from a Aggretsuko fan about her song! I was wondering if you could tell me the accurate English for some images with Kanji in the Retsuko's song. Thank you for the question! You provided me the decent pictures, so I explain about them one by one!(*'▽')☆ "Choke on my rage!" 賃金労働者: Wage workers "Lightning, grant me your vengeance!" 雷よ!願わくば!: Oh, thunder! I wish! (She is probably…

Club Team Slogan Banners in “Haikyu!!” Part 2

I wrote about the meaning of the club team banners in "Haikyu!!" once before. The banners of the main teams represent who they are very well. Let's recap what we learned:  Club Team Slogan Banners in “Haikyu!!” For example, the rival teams Karasuno and Nekoma have the similar banners. Now I received extra pictures of banners in "Haikyu!!" from a follower! Let's check it out! I'm wondering what these banners mean in English. OMG, there are so many! Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ! OK, let me explain one by one...! By the way, they look like a part of the background, so we can't tell about those 7 specific teams. 一事専念 一事専念(ichijisennen) means "Focus…

Kanji Shirt Meaning: What Does My Shirt Say?

Kanji shirts look cool! Some people buy it only for the look without knowing what it says. It's tough indeed for foreigners to figure out what the Japanese kanji word means when they find one on the shirt. If you want to know what it says, just ask me KansaiChick!(*'▽')☆ What does my kanji shirt say? I just got this shirt recently for my birthday. OK, let me see....(@_@)))) OMG, it says 野蛮人! Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ! This word is mainly considered a negative term that was born from prejudice against foreigners. Barbarians such as pirates and bandits can be called 野蛮人(yaban-jin), but in the olden days, Japanese people called foreigners that way,…