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Analysis of emotion on the Japanese warship name with the plant name : Mainly on a destroyer name of the Japanese empire navy

  • 日本硏究
  • 2014, (36), pp.41-59
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 20, 2014

박청국 1

1조선대학교

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ABSTRACT

I analyzed the emotion of Japanese warship name with the plant name in Japanese empire navy. And the study was mainly conducted on the name of the destroyer. The name of the auspicious plant name becomes the name of Japanese destroyer. The types of the auspicious plant name were classified in five. First, there is a felicitous plant for the name. The Japanese thinks that the name of this plant is lucky. This emotion comes from the hope of harmonious human relations. Then, there is the thing which became the auspicious plant from a Japanese folk. They say that this plant has spiritual power. The Japanese have believed that this plant has a power to expel the devil. In addition, there is the thing which became the auspicious plant from the characteristic of the habits of the plant. This was considered to be auspicious plant from hope of happy life. Then, there are lucky tree from the sacred tree called 「sinboku」. This plant is the object of worship and prayed for security. Finally there were few numbers, but there was the auspicious plant from the form. This was adopted to the auspicious plant by the hope of desirable livelihoodI examined emotion of five Japanese auspicious plants type mentioned above. Constructed in the middle of the Pacific War, the name of the destroyers were adopted priorly from “the auspicious plant from a sacred tree” and “the habits of the plant”. In urgent war situation, this is because they expected maximum vitality from the mental power of “a holy tree” and the full vitality of “the auspicious plant from the habits of the plant”.

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