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GUARDIAN in Japanese kanji

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All about GUARDIAN in Japanese!

shugosha written in japanese kanji meaning guardian

Guardian says SHUGOSHA in Japanese.

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Meanings and background

SHU = guard, protect

GO = guard, protect

SHA = person

The first two letters make the noun SHUGO, meaning protection. The meanings of each character are the same, but the origin and nuance are slightly different.

About SHU, the upper part of the symbol stands for a roof and the second one pictures one’s hand. The whole character represents protecting the building that is important for him/her.

About GO, the left part means words and the right one does to grasp something. The whole character means pulling someone closer to oneself and giving him/her gentle words and protecting him/her.

Each symbol can be used alone. If you do so, consider each origin and choose the proper one for what you want to protect!


The word SHUGOSHA gives a solemn impression. It’s because it’s associated with something divine like gods and spirits.

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