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IrimiTom 08-15-2002 11:10 AM

What does O Sensei's name mean?
 
For you Japanese speakers out there, can someone tell me what Morihei means in Japanese?
While you're at it, can you also tell me what the other two Doshu's names mean?
I've tried to search the web for these but they don't seem to be popular names (for the westerners who make the websites at least :D)

JMCavazos 08-15-2002 12:28 PM

Morihei - Abundant Peace

Peter Goldsbury 09-13-2002 05:38 AM

Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?
 
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Tom G (IrimiTom) wrote:
For you Japanese speakers out there, can someone tell me what Morihei means in Japanese?

While you're at it, can you also tell me what the other two Doshu's names mean?

I've tried to search the web for these but they don't seem to be popular names (for the westerners who make the websites at least :D)

Well, as Joe suggested, 'Morihei' means 'abundant peace'. Here are the other names (your computer needs a Japanese language capability to get all the kanji).

Ueshiba A

A = ue: to plant or sow

= shiba: lawn, an area of grass.

So: Ueshiba means 'planting a lawn'.

Morihei

(read as 'mori'; there are other meanings depending on how the Chinese character is read) = good measure.

= hei: peaceful.

So: 'Morihei' means 'peace in good measure'.

Kisshomaru gˊ

g = kichi, kitsu: luck; an occasion of joy.

= sho: happiness

= maru: full; perfection, purity; also used as a suffix for the name of a ship and, in ancient times, after the name of a sword or child.

So: 'Kisshomaru' means (something like) 'abundant happiness / luck'. The name was suggested by Onisaburo Deguchi.

Moriteru 牛

mori = defend, protect, preserve.

teru = middle (however, 'teru' is a reading not found in dictionaries of modern Japanese).

So: Moriteru means (something like): 'preserving the centre'.

Best regards,

Markus 09-18-2002 02:59 AM

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Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury) wrote:
So: Ueshiba means 'planting a lawn'.

Hey, cool! My family name, 'Wiese', means 'meadow' ... :) :) :) :)

Cheers

Markus

JohnDavis 09-24-2002 03:19 PM

Re: Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?
 
[quote="Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury)" Well, as Joe suggested, 'Morihei' means 'abundant peace'. Here are the other names (your computer needs a Japanese language capability to get all the kanji).

/quote]Thanks for this info. I've wondered that too.

Now, can you tell me what Koichi Tohei means?

Thanks

John the Kiwee

Peter Goldsbury 09-24-2002 05:59 PM

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[quote="John Davis (JohnDavis)"]
Quote:

"Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury)" Well, as Joe suggested, 'Morihei' means 'abundant peace'. Here are the other names (your computer needs a Japanese language capability to get all the kanji).

/quote
wrote:
Thanks for this info. I've wondered that too.

Now, can you tell me what Koichi Tohei means?

Thanks

John the Kiwee

Koichi Tohei (in the Japanese name order Tohei Koichi) is written:

"

": TOU (also read as fuji) = wisteria

: HEI (same as HEI in Morihei) = harmony

: KOU (also read as hikari) = light

: ICHI = one (i.e., the number).

Best regards,

JohnDavis 09-26-2002 09:04 AM

Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?
 
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Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury) wrote:
Koichi Tohei (in the Japanese name order Tohei Koichi) is written:

"

": TOU (also read as fuji) = wisteria

: HEI (same as HEI in Morihei) = harmony

: KOU (also read as hikari) = light

: ICHI = one (i.e., the number).

Best regards,

So, Tohei Koichi Shihan's name means:

Wisteria Harmony First Light or First Light of Wisteria Harmony?

This is cool, thanks.

jbd


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