I was looking at this bowl I have and am wondering if the うつ和 here is a sort of pun on 器 (ウツワ) ‘bowl, container’ and 和 (ワ) ‘Japanese’? Or am I overthinking/missing something? I probably shouldn’t ask, since I’m feeling pretty clever right now, but knowledge is power etc.
definitely a pun. the japanese love puns
Who doesn’t, really? Thanks!
So, did they just use 和 instead of 器 to denote it’s a Japanese bowl all in one phrase?
What does the kana うつ mean in this context?
Just the first two characters of うつわ
According to WK, うつ means U2.
But you can take my words with a grain of salt. After all, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
That’s a bit of a lousy pun then
Cool! I didn’t know that.
You must be fun at parties.
You must be pun at farties
TheJapanese love puns, especially name puns.
Due to many words sharing identical (or near identical) sounds, there are lots of opportunities to make puns in this fashion.
Fictional characters will often have names that correspond with their personality or characteristics.
For example, almost all the characters in My Hero Academia have pun names.
His name literally means “Thunder Electricity”, and his special powers are electric powers.
His name literally means “Strong Explosion, I win”, and his special powers are explosive powers, whilst he is a confident, almost cocky character with a strong will.
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