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Kamo Noritoshi’s name meaning in Japanese

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Kanji and meanings of Kamo’s name

Kamo looks like an aristocratic man in Japanese old times. Not only his appearance but his name gives me such an impression. Why does he seem noble? Let’s find it from kanji letters in his name!

KAMO

kamo written in kanji

When we hear the word KAMO, it reminds us of the name of the place Kamo, in Kyoto city. Kyoto was once a capital of Japan and has over 1200 years history. It’s a special place for Japanese.

Though the kanji is a bit different, the Kamo family exists in Japanese history and produced Kamo no Tadayuki, who taught Onmyodo (way of Yin and Yang) to Abe no Seimei.

another version of kamo written in kanji

If you are an anime lover, you may have heard Abe no Seimei, the strongest yin-yan master. He is already a legendary person and appears in many anime.

In Jujutsu Kaisen, Gojo Satoru and Okkotsu Yuta are depicted as the descendants of Abe no Seimei. They have the best linage for Jujutsu sorcerers.

About Kamo Noritoshi’s outfit, do you remember that he wears a kimono-like uniform? I think it comes from the kimono of Kuge, noble families who served an emperor.

Photography by Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese, 1835 – 1919), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

NORI

nori written in kanji

This kanji stands for rules and laws. It gives solid and clever impressions and frequently used for person’s names. I think this letter suits Kamo’s serious character.

TOSHI

toshi written in kanji

We usually read this kanji KI. To read it TOSHI is uncommon, but a proper way. It also means rules and right procedure. Commonly used both for boy and girl names.

Kamo Noritoshi’s name has the same reading as Kamo Noritoshi, the evilest Jujutsu sorcerer in history. The latter’s TOSHI uses the kanji letter that means ethic, though his deed is out of humanity.

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