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Gender Masculine
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Scripts 五右衛門(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. GO-EH-MON(Japanese)
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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. His name is composed of the kanji (go) meaning "five", (not pronounced) meaning "right-hand, west", (e) meaning "guard, protect", and (mon) meaning "gate, door". This was the name of a semi-legendary 16th-century samurai who stole from the rich to give to the poor. After a failed assassination attempt on the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he was boiled alive.

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