Hi, guys! Did you see Gojo Satoru cast Hollow Purple in Jujutsu Kaisen ep 20? It was insanely cool…
Kanji and meanings of HOLLOW PURPLE
Hollow Purple originally says KYOSHIKI MURASAKI in Japanese. What does it mean? I’ll explain each kanji letter!
KYO – hollow
Kyo means “imaginary”, “empty” and “hollow”. This is the kanji character that represents that something is missing and doesn’t exist.
SHIKI – formula
SHIKI is “formula” or “style”.
MURASAKI – purple
MURASAKI is purple in Japanese. This is the kanji character that stands for a plant that is used as a dye for purple color. Here’s the picture of Murasaki. It’s not purple but its root is purple.
Actually, we seldom see this kanji letter. The common character for the color purple is the one below. You’ll notice that the bottom part of Jujutsu Kaisen purple and the top part of common purple are the same!
Why does it use the rare version of purple? Is there a special meaning?
Hmm… maybe it’s simply cool? Or it may imply the rarity of the technique.
I think the common version of the Murasaki kanji symbol is cool enough, though!
In Jujutsu Kaisen, Hollow Purple is the secret technique only a handful of people know its existence. To use uncommon kanji may imply how rare the technique is.