What is your name in Kanji?
Road/Way, Free and Jewel. I guess I am Freeway Jewel. Whatever the heck that means! 😀
Kanji is basically Japanese language. Check HERE to find out what your name means in Japanese. My name generated something inconsistent with the website from the one above. The website says my name means theory (ru), bud/summon/eye (me) and stream/stop (ru). I guess it means Stop eye theory. 😀 Go ahead and look. Just don’t forget to return back to my blog. 😀 [Paging Amy, yours is the best one I’ve seen ;)]
Kokeshi in English means wooden doll. Guess what exactly it is?
The guy who was selling me it says if it’s not wood, it’s not kokeshi. 😀 I’m not one who buys souvenirs. These are not even souvenirs; I just want to bring home some Japanese tradition with me.
Kijimuna are small wooden mythological creatives, and are strictly Okinawan.
They are fishing savvy, but they only eat one eye of the fish leaving the rest.
They hate octopus.
They are known to being mischievous and are pranksters.
They make friends with humans and can carry us on their backs leaping through mountains and overseas. Though, their relatonships with humans often goes bad.
One story tells of a kijimuna’s friend burning down his tree, so the kijimuna fled to the mountains.
I’m not so sure if I want to follow their direction, especially the guy has a big grin on his face.
Sorry for the easy post. I thought of composing this when I get back to California, but I couldn’t wait three more months to share about these things.
If you want to know more of Japan, Oh My Omiyage is your gal, especailly when it comes to food. Expect magazine-worthy images when you visit her blog.