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Itadori Yuji’s name meaning in Japanese

Itadori Yuji written in kanji Jujutsu Kaisen/Sorcery Fight

Kanji and meaning of Itadori’s name

Itadori’s family name is veeeeery rare, but it really exists. There are only 50 people with this name in Japan.

What’s the word mean? Let’s see it together!


This is very irregular kanji reading. Usually, the first letter means a tiger and the second one does a staff. But this combination makes the sound ITADORI which means Reynoutria japonica, a plant name.

Itadori is a kind of perennial and it has tiny white flowers. The stem has red mottle and it looks like tiger stripe. That’s why it has a kanji character that stands for a tiger.

photo of itadori flower

Additionally, the word ITA is a part of ITAI that means pain in Japanese. And DORI is another way of reading TORU that means to take away. So the word ITADORI can mean pain relief. Old Japanese people used Itadori as herbal remedy.


Yu written in kanji

YU means far away, slow and relaxing condition. This kanji character is very popular for Japanese first names because of its positive and matured impressions.


Ji written in kanji

This character stands for caring for others and charity. Gives steady and matured impression.

It also has a letter with venerable background. In the Japanese imperial family, there’s a custom to use this kanji symbol for a male member. Successive Japanese emperors have this character for their names.

The first name YUJI is one of the most popular and common name for boys.

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