Kanji for Kitties – Stardust

Ever wonder what your beloved pet’s name would look like in Chinese characters, or kanji? We pick one pet photo and render the pet’s name in kanji.


Stardust is a 12-year-old pixie bob. She loves music and socializing with her neighborhood cat visitors who come by her window daily to meow hello

Star.   This kanji means someone with outstanding talent.

This kanji means “large,” “many,” “important” or “brilliant.”

This kanji means a “governor.” One who becomes a central figure in his or her community.

This kanji denotes a “capital.” It is where a palace of the son of heaven is located. It also implies elegance and beauty.

Put these characters together and it means: One who is amazingly talented and becomes the central figure among the people (and cats) around her. She is bright and beautiful.

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Ryosuke Komori was born and raised in Kyoto. The city's deep cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions helped shape him as a young man and still influence him today. As a college student, he and friends started an email magazine business called MaguMagu! The success of that business made Ryosuke realize he needed to tell more stories about Japan in new ways. That's how QAZJapan and Origami magazine were born. With QAZJapan, Ryosuke is taking his media skills to a whole new level! He hopes you dive into the site and enjoy.
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