kurage means "Jellyfish" in English.

kurage written with kanji is 海月.
These are jouyou kanji 常用漢字, taught in the second year of shougakkou 小学校.
kurage written with katakana is クラゲ.
kurage written with hiragana is くらげ.
Romaji ku ra ge
Kanji 海月
School Level 小2, 小1

kurage may also be written as 水母 or 水月.

Orthography Notes

  • kurage is a jukujikun 熟字訓 reading for 海月 in this word. That is: those kanji are only read that way when they come together like that.


  • kuragehime 海月姫, meaning literally "Princess Jellyfish," is a manga, anime, and drama featuring a jellyfish otaku girl as protagonist.
  • Despite the name, a Jellyfish isn't a fish.[1]

Further Reading

Wikipedia: クラゲ (Jellyfish)
  1. Is a jellyfish a fish? -, accessed .