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Question:What does the name "Kagome" mean in Japanese?


  • In the series, Kagome's name is written with hiragana. And I've heard "kagome" is a type of bamboo weave, but there is also a Japanese children's song called "Kagome-Kagome". "Higurashi" gives an approximate meaning of "sunset", "nightfall". (lil info about the game, "kagome-kagome") The players (usually 5 or more) form a circle by holding the hands of adjacent players side by side, except for one player who squats at the center of the circle, covering his closed eyes with his hands. The players forming the circle then start to move, rotating around the center, while singing the following song together: Kagome Kagome, Kago no naka no tori wa, Itsu itsu deyaru? Yoake to ban ni. Tsuru to kame ga subetta, Ushiro no shoumen dare? which translates to: Kagome, Kagome, When does the bird inside the cage comes out? At dawns and evenings. Who is in front of the back where a crane and turtle slipped and fell? When the song ends, the circle also stops moving. Then the player inside the circle says who is behind him. If his guess is correct, that player can join the circle, exchanging the role with the one behind him. And the process is repeated... (info from
    Posted by FreakishIYK on Sunday December 21 ,2003
  • The name kagome means a song japanese children sing or now from generations past down. They sometimes sing it at festivals.
    Posted by kms* on Sunday December 21 ,2003
  • kagome means " woven bamboo pattern " it seems that the name came from the princibles of yin and yang,but because she writes her name in hiragaga rather than kanji it is difficult to discern.higurashi has no apparent translation.
    Posted by zach on Monday December 22 ,2003
  • Rumiko Takahashi said that she got the name "Kagome" from a T.V. show she was watching.
    Posted by Kouga on Wednesday December 24 ,2003
  • Well from many websites I have heard that Kagome is a little kids song in Japanesse and that Kagome doesn't really mean anything it is just a word they used in the song.That's what I've HEARD!I don't KNOW for sure!
    Posted by Bjeveryday on Friday December 26 ,2003
  • I've heard that Kagome means "mirror" and it could also mean "bird".
    Posted by Kagome4ever on Friday February 20 ,2004
  • Kagome can mean basket weaves or everlasting light and Hiragashi can mean sunset
    Posted by Okina on Monday February 23 ,2004
  • kagome's name means "woven bamboo pattern."
    Posted by Inu-Yasha143 roxs! on Friday February 27 ,2004
  • Again, as you might hear in the "What does the name Inuyasha mean in Japanese?" question that I checked on Babel Fish again and Kagome said it just meant Kagome. Doing some further research on Ask Jeeves (URL: I found that "Kagome" meant "woven bamboo pattern".
    Posted by Rioku on Thursday March 18 ,2004

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