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The symbol for the Akimichi clan is:

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Does it mean anything in Japanese? If so, what is it?

  • Are you sure this is the correct symbol... The one on wiki is difference naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Akimichi_Clan Manga not handy enough to check – Arcane May 3 '17 at 6:00
  • @Arcane you actually see that symbol in the first image on that page and the wikia page doesn't seem to explain why it's different – Memor-X May 3 '17 at 6:06
  • @Memor-X Not sure. The symbol on the wikia looks like it is alluding to the hidden ability of Akimichi clan to burn Fat to create chakra wings, cos it looks like a butterfly to me :P – Arcane May 3 '17 at 6:09
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    It's mentioned on the Wikia: "As a tribute, members of the clan wear the kanji for "food" (食, shoku) on the their clothing" – Aki Tanaka May 3 '17 at 9:43
  • @AkiTanaka Nice spot! For reference... thejapanesepage.com/kanji/%E9%A3%9F – Arcane May 3 '17 at 9:49
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The symbol comes from the kanji. You can prononces it "uka" and it means food or to eat. You can also prononce it "uke", "ke", "shoku" or "shi", but it gives the kanji almost the same meaning of food or meal.

Hope that helped.

  • That really relates to what the akimichi are good at: eating :) – Troll dé Mage Jun 20 '17 at 20:30

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