• en
What's in a Name


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.

Based on this original

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

Login or register
to contribute to the Nikkei Album

Welcome to the NEW Nikkei Album!

We've launched Nikkei Album in beta, so everyone can now start uploading and creating their own albums. There may be things that don't work quite right yet. Please email us to report any errors.

Browse the Nikkei Album

Receba novidades

Cadastre-se para novidades por e-mail

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Apoie o projeto

Descubra Nikkei

O site Descubra Nikkei é um lugar once você pode se conectar com outras pessoas e assim participar nas experiências dos nikkeis. Para continuar a manter e expandir este projeto, nós precisamos da sua ajuda!

Maneiras de ajudar >>

Projeto do Japanese American National Museum

Patrocinador principal: The Nippon Foundation