if Tom Cruise had his own Japanese name

What if Tom Cruise got a real Samurai name. The name must be as follows.   Myōji 名字, family name n                    馬    乗 reading         ma, norimeaning : horse, ride You take a stoic stance  by appearing in a movie without being replaced by a stuntman, so you work very hard,  training to perform stunts on a motorcycle and on a car. These are expressed by a kanji 乗, meaning “ride”, 馬, meaning “horse” and 車 meaning “car”. Among Samurai society, it was one of the essential skills to ride a horse. So the combination of 馬 … Continued

The image of Ninja Hattori, Hattori Hanzo, his name and history

Hattori Hanzo 服部 半蔵 was a famous samurai of the Sengoku period, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川 家康 and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan. Today, he is often a subject of varied portrayal in modern popular culture.There are two types of his name, Hattori Hanzo Masanari 服部 半蔵 正成 and Hattori Iwaminokami Masanari 服部 石見守 正成. Samurai traditionally have several names. (learn more) They change their name to fit different situations and life stages. This was normal within the Samurai rank.       1. 服部 半蔵 正成 HanzoWhat Hattori in English means? Hattori 服部 is thought a corrupted word of Hataoribe … Continued

Samurai name meaning: Oda Nobunaga

  As one of the most famous samurai along with Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣 秀吉 and Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川 家康, Oda Nobunaga 織田 信長 was a distinguished Daimyo, the great destroyer of the old society and the powerful creator of the new world. He was killed by his retainer Akechi Mitsuhide 明智 光秀.   Samurai traditionally have several names. (learn more) They change their name to fit different situations and life stages. This was normal within the Samurai rank. The transition of his famous names is as follows.   吉法師→織田三郎藤原信長→織田上総介藤原信長→織田弾正忠平信長→織田右大臣兼右近衛大将平朝臣信長             1. 吉法師   Yōmyō 幼名, childhood namemmmmm吉   法   師reading: ki, ppō +shimeaning: lucky, bonze     He … Continued

Samurai name meaning: Tokugawa Ieyasu

    As one of the most famous samurai along with Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣 秀吉 and Oda Nobunaga 織田 信長, Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川 家康 was the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate and put an end to Sengoku period. The transition of his famous names is as follows.   竹千代→松平次郎三郎元信→松平蔵人佐源元康→徳川三河守藤原家康→徳川大納言源朝臣家康   Samurai traditionally have several names. (learn more) They change their name to fit different situations and life stages. This was normal within the Samurai rank.         1. 竹千代    Yōmyō 幼名, childhood namemmmmm竹     千代reading: take, chiyomeaning: bumboo, thousand years     Takechiyo 竹千代 was the childhood name which was given to the heir of the Anjyō-Matsudaira family 安城松平氏.  Ieyasu was … Continued

Samurai name meaning: Toyotomi Hideyoshi

  Samurai traditionally have several names. (learn more) They change their name to fit different situations and life stages. This was normal within the Samurai rank.   As one of the most famous samurai along with Oda Nobunaga 織田 信長 and Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川 家康, Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣 秀吉 had changed his names at least 6 times. The transition of his names is as follows.   木下 藤吉郎→木下 藤吉郎 秀吉→羽柴 藤吉郎 平 秀吉→羽柴 筑前守 平 秀吉→羽柴 内大臣 藤原 朝臣 秀吉→羽柴 太政大臣 豊臣 朝臣 秀吉       ⒈ 木下 藤吉郎       He was born of no traceable samurai lineage, being the son of a peasant-ashigaru (foot soldier). Because of this, … Continued