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Old 04-11-10, 11:55 PM   #1
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OFFTOPIC: What is "Shimano" in kanji?



super off topic.
answer this to win my love.
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シマノ

At least thats what Google translate says.
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Old 04-12-10, 12:02 AM   #3
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If you're planning what I think you're planning, DON'T!!!
It is more clever than the usual kanji tattoo, but it is not that clever.
If that's not what you're thinking carry on.


Seriously though, please don't...
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but thats katakana~
does shimano even exist in kanji?

gawd im such a jpn nub~

and no i was just eating ice cream and thinking about my dura-ace pedals and thought.. hm... wtf i've never seen shimano in kanji~
i shake my head @ any tatoos/piercings~

cuz i went to shimano's site and apparently shimano is named because the creater was named: Shozaburo Shimano so that musta been in kanji one time or another~

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I don't think Shimano exist in Kanji.
if it does, it'd appear somewhere on Google.
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did i just get trolled by a new member with 3 posts coming in here?
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Old 04-12-10, 12:08 AM   #7
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I don't think Shimano exist in Kanji.
if it does, it'd appear somewhere on Google.
but theres no way ppl have katakana last names right? (assuming first name last name order on the company history page)
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If that guy gets that girl, I'll be that guy.
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He will get this girl:

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I think...之万乃 MIGHT be it?
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I think...之万乃 MIGHT be it?
i feel like its gotta be 2 kanji characters instead of 3.. but that doesnt sound wrong lol~ "zhi-man-nuo?" lol
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Are you saying i trolled you? Seriously? Sorry for trying to help.
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back on topic.
i have a feeling only a few people would know the answer to this question hmmmmmmmmm but yea thx so far for all you trying.

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Old 04-12-10, 12:30 AM   #15
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i feel like its gotta be 2 kanji characters instead of 3.. but that doesnt sound wrong lol~ "zhi-man-nuo?" lol
Same, but 之万乃 seem to be the closet form...
I hope you'll find the correct answer though.
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Thats right i forgot, you did take all those classes, must have just slipped my mind.
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GOOD NEWS!!
I read the company's timeline in Japanese on the site, and I found Mr. Shimano's name.
島野庄三郎
and I realized his name was on Wiki...

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Yeah, was just going to suggest:
http://www.shimano.co.jp/
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Vixtor you are awesome!
yea i dont think i would have thought to look up the japanese wikipedia page for shimano~ nor would i have understood enough to find the answer.

SHIMA-NO = 島-野(island plains)

/endthread and thank you for everyone's help.

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Old 04-12-10, 05:49 PM   #20
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Found it!

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are you going to get a sweet shimano tattoo?
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Shimano is written as シマノ (katakana, not kanji) in all the company literature.

However the man who started the company's name was Shimano written as 島野.
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Shimano is written as シマノ (katakana, not kanji) in all the company literature.

However the man who started the company's name was Shimano written as 島野.
Shimano is actually half way decent. ... Some Japanese companies use different names for different products. Yoshigai uses like Gran Compe or Dia Compe ... I dunno how these people keep track of names at all. I think you gotta have uber memory and remember everything. ... I am totally unqualified to be a Japanese.
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Found it!

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