- 河 [カ・かわ] – river
- 豚 [トン・ぶた] – pig; pork
Fugu is the fish famous for being so potentially deadly, that only specialized chefs are allowed to prepare it. I must admit that I had never seen this word written in kanji before today. My experience is that the word is normally written in hiragana, a somewhat common practice for when oddly-pronounced or complex kanji are involved. Still, “river pig” has a certain ring to it, don’t you think?