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SUNFLOWER in Japanese Kanji Symbol & Free Download!

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What are kanji letters for SUNFLOWER?

himawari written in japanese kanji letters, meaning sunflower

Sunflower says HIMAWARI in Japanese.

If you like it, you can download free PNG data at the end of this page. I'm a native Japanese and I guarantee you that every kanji letter is 100% accurate.

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Meanings & Background

HIMAWARI is an irregular reading. But of course, each kanji symbol has a meaning and makes the whole meaning for “sunflower”.

Let me explain what each letter stands for!

The first letter = go toward

The second one = sun

The third one = follow the sun, turn one’s face toward the sun

The word HIMAWARI consists of two parts, HI + MAWARI.

HI is “sun” and MAWARI is a variant for the Japanese verb MAWARU that means “rotate” and “spin”.


The Japanese name of a sunflower comes from “a flower that following the sun”. Suitable characters for the meaning were chosen later!


It gives bright, positive, cheerful, and active impressions. Sometimes used for the first name for girls.

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