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 means a dog. We have some kanji characters that stands 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 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 Japense 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.
This kanji means to curl or wrap something.
The shape stands for a person who is trying to rolling up something with one’s hands.
So the family name Inumaki means to curl dogs like a ball? No. The name exists around Wakayama prefecture in Japan, but the origin is unknown.
Toge means a prickle and a thorn.
Inumaki Toge seems very gentle and modest, but he may have an acid side. Every roses has its thorns!