“Genbu” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Black Tortoise

I wrote ‘Genbu’. It means Black Tortoise in English. It is one of the four gods said to rule over the four directions in China. ‘Gen’ means Black or Mysterious ‘Bu’ means Warrior, Bravery or Military ‘Genbu’ preside over the north, the winter and the mountain or the hill. It is shape of the tortoise sowed the snake. Often ‘Genbu’ appears …

“Densetsu” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Legend

I wrote “Densetsu”. It means “Legend”, “Tradition” and “folklore” in English. “Den” means Tell “Setsu” means Explain or State In Japan, the word “Densetsu” is often used in video game titles. Example, Seiken Densetsu ( Mana ) , Zeruda no Densetsu ( The Legend of Zelda ), and so on. What is your favorite word? I’m waiting for a …

“Monogatari” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Story

I wrote “Monogatari”. It means “Story”, “Tale” and “Narrative” in English. “Mono” means Things, Matter or Object “Gatari” means A talk or Narration In Japan, we talk about ghost stories often in summer. There is “Hyaku Monogatari” as one of the game of the traditional Japanese ghost stories. People talk about one hundred of ghost stories. Finally, something …

“Hokori” – Kanji for Pride

I wrote “Hokori“. It’s Japanese kanji symbols for “Pride”. “Hoko” means “pride” “Ri” is declensional kana ending Japanese are proud of ourselves, because we’ve kept calm at this earthquake. ONE PIECE, NARUTO, BLEACH… I am proud of Japanese Manga. By the way, I wonder why “pride” and “dust” are the same pronunciation. Both are pronounced “Hokori” in Japanese. Usopp …

“Kurosaki Ichigo” and “Inoue Orihime”, Characters of BLEACH

I wrote “Kurosaki Ichigo” and “Inoue Orihime”. They are primary characters of BLEACH. “Kurosaki” and “Inoue” are family name. Inoue is popular family name in Japan. “Ichigo” and “Orihime” are first name. Orihime is lady’s name in Tanabata legend. Ichigo is named from the meaning be able to keep on protecting some one thing. What is your favorite …