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[284] Why the name Yamato?

Discussion in 'Konoha Library Archives' started by Yasha, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Yasha Procreate

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    Kishi had done painstaking research on Japanese legends before. There is no way he doesn't know who Yamato is. Yamato is the owner of Kusanagi. I have attached the relevant legend with this thread. I still can't relate it to Naruto's plot yet(there maybe no connection at all). But I decided to share it with you all anyway.:oh

     
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  2. Chiru Naruto Forums Elitist

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    Oh noes... You just gave those 3 Uchihatards reason to believe he is connected to the Mangekyou... T_T Otherwise, nice find. ^_^
     
  3. Manji Yoshimitsu Exorcist

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    Wow... :oh!

    That's really cool :).
     
  4. kapsi Banned

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    Jesus, they're just names.
     
  5. Last of the Uchihas Get your own girls, Jonas!

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  6. hiko Well-Known Member

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    I think the Yamato in those names is more in reference to them being part of the Yamato race, ie: Yamato-Takeru or Yamato no Takeru = Takeru of Yamato.
     
  7. Leen Peacemaker

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    Good find!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbs

    Syabas kepada anda.
     
  8. Yasha Procreate

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    No malay please. I kinda hate it, haha.:blink
     
  9. Leen Peacemaker

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    No problem. Still a good comment though. :amuse
     
  10. RedWolf The Red Shadows

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    I forgot the Yamato clan connection to Orochi.

    Good work making a connection with grass.
     
  11. Chamcham Trigger 光翼型近接支援残酷戦闘機“エヴァッカニア・ドゥーム

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    lol well they are just names, but usually in some anime, they try to give the names reference to old folklore, or even past events. Whether they do it with every name is questionable, but the fact that they gave him this codename and the connection with Oro that the name has in reference to the story that yasha ong found does make the name rather suspicious, considering that they're looking for him right now....or at least the spy:).
     
  12. hiko Well-Known Member

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    But Yamato is an extremely famous province in Japanese history, it's not famous because of these stories.
     
  13. ShounenSuki Ruler of Penguins

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    Well, Yamato is a very common Japanese name, which would be perfect as a fake name. So, until the story progresses and we see a bit more of this smexy Anbu, I don't think his name really has a lot to do with this legend. Especially since he's not the wielder of the Kusanagi.
     
  14. ~ Masamune ~ Old Man Masa

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    Yamato isn't his REAL NAME!
     
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    :rofl :rofl :rofl

    That and you're way over thinking this.
     
  16. Kepa spinningkickinyourface-jutsu

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    eh, do we really need an excuse to read about some old japanese folklore :p
     
  17. MS81 Supreme Jounin

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    tsunade just gave him that as a code name rember people,but maybe he have something to do with the sword.

    kishi put legends and his emphasis on them in show. if you watch eps.104
    youll see, naruto stands for whirlpool and remember when naruto use kage bushin
    with rasengan and it created a whirlpool. not a coinsidence.
     
  18. batanga 6 1 15-45 300

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    But that was filler so it?s naught...

    Nice stuff with Yamato and the legend, althought I?ve already seen it.
     
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    Yeah, it's his codename, but I don't think Kishimoto also wrote the "Yamato Works" stick on 281 for nothing. The speculation came true, partly. Great work! (I'm also really impressed about the grassfield coincidence)
     
  20. Pazuzu Translavetor

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    Um.

    Yamato is the old name for Japan.
     
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    i really like the japanese legends, 'coz it gives an idea about their way of thinkin', thanx for this story.
    i have two questions: first, in the battle between saru and oro, didn't the monkey (enma) take kusangi with him at the end of battle? secundo, the place where we first saw danzou is named yamato works and this person's code name is also yamato, can you find any connection? a little third, the new leader of team kakashi isn't he the anbu with white clothes who was watchin' the battle of oro and saru?
     
  22. aquavit New Member

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    ill point these things out

    -orochimaru-
    -grass-country- (bridge)
    (oro will meet subordinate)
    --> sasuke aka susanoo?

    -yamato-

    mh, imagine
     
  23. blazingshadow True Wind Rune

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    yamata no orochi had possesion of teh sword before it was cut out of him right? so does it mean that he will kill orochimaru?
     
  24. UltraSynaptic SeizureNinja Seizure Master

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    Yamato is also the name for a nuclear powered death-ray from Starcraft.

    Think about it...
     
  25. KwanTuM Genius n00blar

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    waugh! I was thinking of the Yamato Cannon too! :p
     
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    Only newbs used the battlecruisers..except in long games of TvT, but that's it!!!
     
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    blazingshadow said
    no susanoo killed orochi with the kusanagi and gave it to sister amaterasu.
    so hopefully sasuke will have something to do with that.
     
  28. Sariachan shadowy_blue no neechan

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    I was thinking the same thing.
    That, and his face design, made this new character really appealing imho. ^^

    P.S. Dyroness, I noticed the connection to "Yamato Works" too!
     
  29. Nihongaeri 大阪命!ナニワ最高!

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    Well, I suppose to be more technically correct, one would have to say "an old name" instead, but yeah, "yamato" is typically recognized in Japan as being an old/alternate name of Japan. The name of "yamato" was actually originally the name of a specific people/political regime from a part of Japan in lower Honshu (around Nara if I remember correctly). Since this Yamato was the dominate political power in Japan until about the 7th century (again, if I remember correctly), the name Yamato was thus became used to refer to Japan as a whole.

    While Yamato is most typically associated as being an alternate name of Japan, it is also used in, for instance, fictional names. I can't really say I have ever heard of any real people with a surname or given name of "yamato", but then again, I'm really bad with names...
     
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    is it just me or is there a simialiarity between sai and yamato oh and whats the connection between "yamato works" and the character?
     
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