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Hello,
I'm looking translation help for the text in a martial art uniform. I assume it is written Japanese. Is it just random characters of a phrase?
Any information would be helpful :)
 

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Looks like someone's name. It could be the full name 'Shinri Kaori' or just the personal name 'Marika', among other possibilities.
 

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99% sure it belonged to a girl named Marika, whose mother wrote it for her.
 
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99% sure it belonged to a girl named Marika, whose mother wrote it for her.
I can believe that Marika is this most likely name (and either Marika or Kaori would be a girl, almost certainly) ... but why do you think her mother wrote it for her?
 

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I can believe that Marika is this most likely name (and either Marika or Kaori would be a girl, almost certainly) ... but why do you think her mother wrote it for her?
Because I would expect an adult to have used her surname and I doubt that a kid young enough to be using her first name there could write that well.

I also suspect this originated outside Japan.
 
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なるほど。。。
Thanks, that makes sense.

I assume from your conclusion also that 'Shinri' is a really rare family name. (I took the two examples of all the names it could be because Kaori and Marika are both decently common names, but I don't really know about family name frequencies).
 
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