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Gojo Satoru’s name meaning in Japanese

Gojo Satoru written in kanji Jujutsu Kaisen/Sorcery Fight

Kanji and meanings of Gojo’s name

Gojo Satoru is a very normal name for a manga character.

I explained the meaning of it and added some trivia about his background. Let’s check it!

GOJO

Gojo written in kanji

The family name “Gojo” is derived from “Gojo Dori”, the Gojo street in Kyoto.

GO means five and JO means branch, that makes Gojo Dori the fifth street. Of course there are other streets with numbers like the first street “Ichijo” and the second street “Nijo”.

Kyoto city has been a central place of Japanese politics and culture. So it’s often the case that family names with JO are noble lines.

Actually, the Gojo family in Jujutsu Kaisen is described as one of the highest ranked Jujutsu sorcerer families.

SATORU

Satoru written in kanji

The word SATORU means enlightenment and to realize the truth. It’s originally a Buddhism word.

A kanji character with clever and intellectual impressions and commonly used for boy names.

As for the fact that teacher Gojo is clever, he is described as a descendent of Sugawara Michizane.

Sugawara Michizane is a Japanese scholar and politician who existed in Heian period in Japan (792 -1192). He was a superior politician and got rapid promotion, but ended up being relegated and died a remorseful death because of other noble members’ jealousy.

After his death, he turned into an evil spirit and gave countless disaster to Kyoto city. The imperial court decided to build a new shrine and enshrined Michizane as a god in order to calm his anger. This is the Kitano Tenmangu in Kyoto and Michizane is respected as the god of learning.

I can say Sugawara Michizane was one of the best known and the most powerful curse in Japanese history. It perfectly suits for Jujutsu Kaisen and teacher Gojo.

Here’s some pictures of Kitano Tenmangu!

photo of kitano tenmangu in kyoto, japan
photo of kitano tenmangu in kyoto, japan
photo of kitano tenmangu in kyoto, japan
photo of kitano tenmangu in kyoto, japan
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