Kana

平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): し (i.e. "shi")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 15/09/2011 /

The modern form of し comes from the cursive form of the kanji 之 (し, shi, i.e. “of”, “this”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): さ (i.e. "sa")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/09/2011 /

The modern form of さ comes from the cursive form of the kanji 左 (さ, sa, i.e. “left”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): く (i.e. "ku")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 10/09/2011 /

The modern form of く comes from the cursive form of the kanji 久 (く, ku, i.e.: “long time”, “old story). Follow the progression of the different scripts

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): こ (i.e. "ko")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 08/09/2011 /

The modern form of こ comes from the cursive form of the kanji 己 (こ, ko, i.e.: “self”, also “snake”, “serpent”, etc.). Follow the progression of the different

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): け (i.e. "ke")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 06/09/2011 /

The modern form of け comes from the cursive form of the kanji 計 (け (い), ke(i), i.e.: “plan”, “measure”, etc.). Follow the progression of the different

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Kanji: 花

By Ponte Ryūrui / 27/08/2011 /

花 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters, concluding

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): き (i.e. "ki")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/08/2011 /

The modern form of き comes from the cursive form of the kanji 幾 (き, ki, i.e.: “how many”, “some”, etc.). Follow the progression of the different scripts

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): か (i.e. "ka")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/08/2011 /

The modern form of か comes from the cursive form of the kanji 加 (か, ka, i.e. “addition”, “increase”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): お (i.e. "o")

By Ponte Ryūrui / 03/08/2011 /

The modern form of お comes from the cursive form of the kanji 於 (お, o, i.e. “at, in, on, as for”). Follow the progression of the different scripts

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): え (i.e. “e”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 29/07/2011 /

The word えい (えい, ei, i.e. “eternity”) written in Japanese Kana (かな) script. The hiragana character い is based on the cursive form of the kanji 以

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