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Bob Moriguchi

First name, Robert. Very ordinary. No middle Japanese name, very unusual. Even my younger brother, Richard, was given a Japanese name, Hideo. Last name, Moriguchi. In Kanji, Mori is made up by 3 trees, or forest. Guchi, or Kuchi, in Kanji is mouth or entrance. Therefore Moriguchi translates to entrance to a forest. Don’t know when we took that name, but the Moriguchi family home had a part of a mountain and trees whose trees were sold for lumber when necessary.

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Story of a Name: Bob Moriguchi
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Bob Moriguchi August 2011 Photo courtesy of Japanese American National Museum More »


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