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    History Of Hanafuda Earrings: How Did Tanjiro Came In Possession Of Yoriichi’s Earrings in ‘Demon Slayer’?

    ‘Demon Slayer’ is one of the most popular anime of all time. The anime has taken over the Shonen category and has become a fan favorite. One of the many things that the fans love in this particular series is the characters. One such character is Kamado Tanjiro, the protagonist of the anime. Fans find him quite intriguing and adorable. 

    However, in addition to his cute and kind personality, fans love the mystery that surrounds him. One such mystery is the Hanafuda earrings that he has. Fans wish to know just how exactly he came to own these earrings. 

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    Who Is Kamado Tanjiro?

    Tanjiro's family
    Tanjiro’s family

    Kamado Tanjiro is the protagonist of ‘Demon Slayer’. Tanjiro used to be a woodcutter and had his entire family living near the forest. One day, he goes to the forest to cut wood, and when he returns he finds his entire family to be murdered, save for his one sister. Kibutsuji Muzan, the demon king, murdered his entire family and turned Kamado Nezuko into a demon. 

    Tanjiro started training as a demon slayer after this incident. He wanted to find a cure for Nezuko and wanted to get revenge for his family by killing Muzan. Appearance-wise, Tanjiro has brown hair with red tips and brown eyes. He also has a scar that looks like a mark. Personality-wise, Tanjiro is very kind and caring. He surprised many people with his kindness including Kanao, Genya, and even some demons. 

    Kamado Tanjiro is also the second-ever user of the sun-breathing style. He learned the breathing style from his father who practised it as a dance rather than a fighting technique. The sun breathing was created by Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the strongest demon slayer to ever exist. 

    How Did Tanjiro Get The Hanafuda Earrings?

    Yoriichi Tsugikuni and his earring
    Yoriichi Tsugikuni and his earring

    One trademark of Kamado Tanjiro is the Hanafuda earrings he wears. It is these earrings that scared Muzan when he ran into him. Kibutsuji Muzan got scared and mistook him for Yoriichi upon seeing those earrings. Yoriichi was the original owner of the Hanafuda earrings. 

    Yoriichi saved a man named Sumiyoshi from a demon when he was alive. Ever since then, Sumiyoshi stuck around him and they quickly became friends. Sumiyoshi used to see him practice the sun breathing and he memorized these moves. Sumiyoshi passed down these moves to his successors as a prayer dance to the sun god rather than a breathing style. 

    Yoriichi gave his friend the Hanafuda earrings he used to have as a gift. Sumiyoshi was Tanjiro’s ancestor and he gave those earrings to his children and they passed it further down the line until they finally reached Tanjiro. This is how Kamado Tanjiro came to possess the Hanafuda earrings. 

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    Riya Dubey
    Riya Dubey
    Riya Dubey is a Content Writer at First Curiosity. She is deep into the anime realm - both personally and professionally - of her own accord. She loves to read books and manga, and needless to say, spends hours watching anime. She is very curious and likes to learn new things.

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