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What’s the Meaning of FUKUMA MIZUSHI, Sukuna’s Malevolent Shrine in Japanese?

malevolent shrine written in japanese kanji lettersJujutsu Kaisen

Hi, it’s Junko from Japan. Ryomen Sukuna’s Domain Expansion technique, Malevolent Shrine says FUKUMA MIZUSHI in Japanese. In short, FUKUMA means “demons are lurking” and MIZUSHI is a Buddhism building with double doors. Let me explain what each Kanji symbol mean in detail!


fukuma written in japanse kanji letters, meaning lurk and demons

FUKU = lurk, hide and wait
MA = demon, devil, evil

The origin of the word FUKUMA is FUKUMADEN. The DEN symbol means “palace” or “castle” and FUKUMADEN makes the place where something evil is lurking around.


mizushi written in japanese kanji letters, meaning a buddhism shrine

MI = prefix used for showing respect
ZUSHI = a Buddhism double-door shrine or altar

ZUSHI is a Buddhism altaer with double doors. Buddhism tools like statues and ritual implements are enshrined in it. MI is a prefix for the polite way of saying something. It’s used for something valueable or someone superior.

Here’s the actual picture of ZUSHI alter owned as the national treasure of Japan. It looks like the shrine in Sukuna’s Domain Expansion, isn’t it?

Hōryū-ji, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In this video, you can see Ryomen Sukuna cast Malevolent Shrine. He says RYOIKI TENKAI FUKUMA MIZUSHI in Japanese.

Mizushi is originally a place for something divine. But Sukuna’s one is a place for demons. It creates an area in which Sukuna’s attack never fails to miss. Fierce slash keeps attacking the opponent until the technique ends.

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  1. mei❆ says:

    Thanks! I hope, you can share more posts like that. Example, some popular lines of Gojo or other characters such as “I will murder you”, “You’re weak”or “I’m the strongest”. Thanks again♡

    • Junko says:

      I got it! I’ll write the post about Jujutsu Kaisen characters’ quotes next. Thank you for your comment and request, Mei🥰