First name origin & meaning:
Last name origin & meaning:
Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘center of the
rice paddy’. One of the ten most common surnames, it is particularly
frequent around the city of Ōsaka, and is also found in the
Ryūkyū Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku, but
the surname is borne by many unrelated families.
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