Kanji and meanings of Toge’s name
Inumaki Toge is a unique character who speaks only the names of rice ball fillings. Does his name express something? Let’s see it together!
INU – dog
Inu means a dog. We have some kanji characters that stand for a dog and this is one of them.
This one originally meant a small dog, but the meaning was almost lost and we don’t use this kanji for general dogs.
This letter reminds me of Komainu and Tengu, rather than normal dogs.
Komainu is a god messenger dog and we can see it at Japanese Shinto shrines. They are sitting at the gate as guardians.
Tengu is a Japanese demon with a long nose and wings. Wearing They are highly intelligent and sometimes respected as a kind of gods. Tengu’s GU is another reading of this INU character.
MAKI – wrap
This kanji means to curl or wrap something.
The shape stands for a person who is trying to roll up something with one’s hands.
So the family name Inumaki means to curl dogs like a ball!?
We can’t tell. The name really exists around Wakayama prefecture in Japan, but the origin is unknown.
TOGE – torn
Toge means a prickle and a thorn.
Inumaki Toge seems very gentle and modest, but he may have an acid side. Every rose has its thorns!