I think we all have at least one thing that we have learned in our Japanese language journey where we thought ‘wow, why did I learn this?’. It could be a word, a phrase, a kanji, or any number of other random facts that we feel that we will almost definitely never need.
I will kick things off with mine.
Behold … 媧
The kanji used for a mythological snail goddess.
Reason for learning - It was part of the name of one of the characters in the manga ‘Kingdom’, so naturally I assumed it was just another name kanji and should learn it. Turns out that because that series is based in China, the goddess in question is actually Chinese. This means that the kanji itself is also basically never used in Japanese.
But here is an article about the goddess in question for those interested!
I would love to hear what you guys have learned that you think you will never need!