Uzui Tengen’s name meaning in Japanese
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Uzui Tengen’s name meaning in Japanese

uzui tengen written in kanjiDemon Slayer/Kimetsu no Yaiba

Kanji and meanings of The Sound Hashira Uzui’s name

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Demon Slayer seson 2 is coming soon!

I’ll explain the meaning of the name Uzui Tengen, who plays the main role in the season 2. His name sounds strong and gorgeous, and it seems the origin comes from a certain Japanese god.

If you’re interested in mythologies, I’m sure you’ll love this article!


u written in kanji

This kanji stands for a big roof and is used for a word that means the planet (UCHU).

The top part of the character pictures a roof and the bottom one does something long and curvy. The whole letter represents something enormous that covers the earth.


zui written in kanji

ZUI is bone marrow or what exists in the center of something.

The left part of the character stands for a bone, and the right part pictures something that is easy to corrupt. The whole shape represents something soft and important stock in the center position.

It’s not the kanji letter used for names. Actually, there’s no family name UZUI in Japan.


tengen written in kanji letters

This is a word with laaaarge scale!

TEN means the heaven, and GEN means the origin. The word TENGEN is originally a Chinese word and represents “the origin of all things”.

His name comes from the goddess, AMENOUZUME?

Uzui Tengen calls himself “the god of festivals” in the story of Demon Slayer.

As for the fact, though I’m not sure it’s true or not, a Japanese fan makes a guess that his name is derived from the name of Japanese goddess, AMENOUZUME. Don’t you think their sounds are similar?

Statue of Amenouzume in Amanoiwato shrine

Amenouzume is one of the gods in Japanese mythology and she’s a god for entertainment. The kanji symbol for AME is the same one for Tengen’s TEN. And they have the same sound UZU.

Uzui’s personality who loves flashy things are associated with the feature of Amenouzume. When the Japanese supreme goddess, Amaterasu hid in a cave and Japan was covered with dark, she danced in front of the cave and succeeded in getting Amaterasu’s attention. Thanks to her performance, the world regained the light.

We can see many influences and motifs from the Japanese mythology in Demon Slayer. I personally agree with the consideration that Uzui’s name comes from Amenouzume.

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