Can't recognize the second kanji

Hello everyone,

It shouldn’t bother me that much, but it actually is, does anyone can tell me what the second kanji (if it one) is ? I’ve tried looking by radicals, by redrawing it on multiple websites… and I can’t figure it out.

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Merci !

Could it be Chinese? I can’t find that kanji by radical in my Japanese dictionary.

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Looks like 蕉 to me, the kanji for “banana”

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As it is a banana pencil case, that might be the case… indeed

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The thing in the middle is just 隹. It just happens to be written differently in some fonts.

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… such a different fonts, really hard to notice. well done and thanks

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Wh… why do both of the kanji in the given name of famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho (松尾芭蕉) mean “banana”? Wait, the whole name means “banana”. Why’s a famous haiku poet named Banana?

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Dude was just a banana fan. Don’t be hating. :stuck_out_tongue: :joy:

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I’ve been meaning to ask Yoshimoto Banana the same question.

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