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Inumaki Toge’s name meaning in Japanese

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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

Inu written in kanji

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.

photo of komainu sitting at the gate of a japanese shrine

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.

picture of a japanese demon tengu

MAKI

Maki written in kanji

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

Toge written in kanji

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!

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