Kanji and meanings of Geto’s name
The word GETO is very rare and difficult to read. I think even Japanese can’t read it unless they know the origin of the word.
What does it come from? Let’s see it together!
This name is very difficult to read even for Japanese because it’s an unusual reading.
The reading GETO comes from Geto Onsen (Geto hot spring) in Kitakami city in Iwate prefecture. Here’s the picture!
As you can see, it’s a small remote village that is in the middle of mountains. Geto is too far from city areas and known as a hidden spot.
Geto’s name is derived from “GUTTO O”, the word from Ainu language that means a cliff. Ainu is indigenous people in Hokkaido area in Japan. They have their own language and culture and it’s completely different from these of Japanese.
The sound GUTTO O changed GETO and people gave proper kanji characters for the name. The first letter for GE uses a kanji character that means “summer” because this area has heavy snow in winter and people can bathe in the hot spring only in summer. The TO was given one that stands for “oil” because the waving surface of the spring seemed like oil.
Geto Onsen is NOT the famous spot at all. But the author of Jujutu Kaisen is from Iwate prefecture. I think that’s why he knew and could choose this minor name.
Means a superior person or being excellent above all.
This is a kanji character with very good meaning, but its background is a bit dark. The shape of the character stands for a person who is crucifying and killing people. A person with a big result in a war was a hero in ancient times.
It reminds me of the fact that Geto Suguru in Jujutsu Kaisen sacrificed more than 100 people to achieve his mission.