10 Single Character Kanji With Cool Meanings 2
I have added a blog post about cool single character kanji the other day. However, I thought just 10 words are not enough, so let me introduce some more. If you haven’t checked the article, click the link below and check it out!
If you know Japan very well, you might have heard of katana (刀). Tsurugi and katana are different.
Tsurugi (剣) refers to a Western sword that is double-edged and has a straight shape. On the other hand, Katana (刀) refers to a Japanese sword that is single-edged and has a curved shape. Katana (刀) is a cool kanji, too.
It refers to dance slowly and gracefully. It is frequently used in girls’ names.
It is rarely used alone, its common compound words are 綺麗 (beautiful), 華麗 (splendor).
It’s also popular in girls’ names.
It is rarely used alone as well as rei (麗). Its common compound words are 魅力 (fascination/charm), 魅惑 (captivation).
This is the old-style kanji, we use 鉄 for iron these days.
Generally, it is rarely used but using old-style kanji tend to be cool.
I thought this kanji was likely to be used in manga and anime. As expected, I found it is used in the manga, “Peace maker 鐵”.
meaning: Japanese cherry blossoms
It is a special flower for Japanese people and considered the national flower of Japan.
There are 2 different kanji (桜/櫻) and they have 2 differences.
First, the new-style kanji is “桜”, and the old-style kanji is “櫻”.
In addition, “桜” is a common-use kanji, and “櫻” is for the person’s name.
I often see both kanji used in names.
Iki is a Japanese aesthetical concept describing a sophisticated appearance and behavior.
Thank you for reading.
Did you find any kanji you like?