Kazetani
Hey, everyone, I'd like to discuss the Japanese surname Kazetani (https://surnames.behindthename.com/name/kazetani/submitted).Meaning: Kazetani (風谷) is derived from the Japanese words 風 (kaze, "wind") and 谷 (tani, "valley"), therefore resulting in the name meaning "windy valley".Frequency/Rarity: According to Kanshudo, Kazetani is not a common Japanese surname (hence why I marked it as rare).Bearers of the name: I was able to find info about two people who bear Kazetani as their surname—Mia Kazetani (風谷 美亜 Kazetani Mia), an employee at Studio Targe, and Nayu Kazetani (風谷 南友 Kazetani Nayu), an actress.Sources
http://asianwiki.com/Nayu_Kazetani
http://www.wajanext.com/profile/actor-talent/nayu-kazetani.html
https://asiapoisk.com/people/Nayu_Kazetani
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E8%B0%B7#Japanese
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E9%A2%A8#Japanese
https://mydramalist.com/people/17986-kazetani-nayu
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=102117
https://www.kanshudo.com/kanji/%E8%B0%B7
https://www.kanshudo.com/kanji/%E9%A2%A8
https://www.kanshudo.com/name/%E9%A2%A8%E8%B0%B7With that said, would you guys be able to help by finding more information about this rare Japanese surname? Please let me know.

This message was edited by the author 1/22/2020, 6:30 AM

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I found another person who bears this surname: Neo Kazetani (風谷 音緒 Kazetani Neo), a former adult video actress and stripper. That's all I'm gonna say about her. (If this came off as inappropriate, I apologize.)Sources
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%A2%A8%E8%B0%B7%E9%9F%B3%E7%B7%92
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q11665600Oh, and here's Nayu Kazetani's Japanese Wikipedia page: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%A2%A8%E8%B0%B7%E5%8D%97%E5%8F%8BDo you guys know if there are other real-life people who bear Kazetani as their surname?
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I know its dumb to reply to an old thread, but i couldn't help it. This post made me laugh. It probably is inappropriate, but on a different note..
You were right. Its pretty rare. I found no one that you didn't find. There's more fictional characters with the name than there are citable people. Pretty interesting. Thank you for sharing that with us. (Or with me, whoever else cares!)
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