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Keiichi

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Like in Inu yasha? *lol* I think it means demon, or something similar.
 

Lacos

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Yeah, in Inu yasha's case the kanji translates to female demon.
 

shannon

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Female demon? but he's a guy?
so yasha means demon then?
thanks,
shannon
 

King of Tokyo

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To my knowledge yasha isn't even a real word, but I could be wrong of course
 

Elizabeth

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It is the word for she-devil or female demon (night + cross/fork in a road) = 夜叉, I'm just not sure how it got this much exposure being associated with a dog (犬夜叉)....
 

NANGI

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Konnichiwa Mina-san!

Originally, Yasha(Yaksa) is a ancient god in India. And Yasya came into Japan with the introduction of Buddhism.

In Japan, Yasya is a demon. But Yasha has an another side, guardian god of Buddhism. The most famous Yasha in Japan is the Kishibojin. She is the goddess of childbirth and children.

Yasha is a male? or female? Originally, ancient god Yasha(Yaksa) has not the distinction of sex. But there is a feminine noun "Yaksi" in India. And in Japan, Yasha means both sex, male and female.

NANGI
 
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