Semi Cursive Script

Kanji: 山

By Judit Simon / 11/02/2012 / 1 Comment

A 山 írásjegy hangzása, valamint másodlagos jelentései sok szállal kapcsolódnak az ősi kínai mítoszokhoz. Az “Egyszerű írásjegyek magyarázata és összetett

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Kanji: 字

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/02/2012 / 1 Comment

字 is composed of two characters, 子 (し, shi, “child”) and 宀 (べん, ben, i.e. “roof” radical, found in Chinese characters). 宀 in the character 字 symbolizes a

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Kanji: 糸

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/02/2012 / 3 Comments

To understand the reasoning behind this classification one needs to look at the old form of the character 糸, which is 絲. 絲 is a combination of two

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Kanji: 四

By Ponte Ryūrui / 25/01/2012 / 2 Comments

However, the modern shape of the character 四 has no ancient forms. The oldest form of this character is found on two of the ten stones of the Sekkobun . The

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Kanji: 子

By Ponte Ryūrui / 19/01/2012 / 2 Comments

子 is believed to be ruled by the water element (one of the four elements of nature that define the Chinese zodiac, and those are: 木 {pinyin: mù, i.e.

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Wizards of ink: 王羲之 (Wáng Xīzhī, 303 – 361), Part III.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/01/2012 / 3 Comments

As Wang Xizhi wrote in his Preface, the weather on that day was gorgeous, with mild wind and sunny skies.

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Kanji: 山

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/01/2012 / 5 Comments

The sound and secondary meanings of the character 山 are strongly related to ancient Chinese myths. In “Explaining Simple (Characters) and

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Kanji: 三

By Ponte Ryūrui / 04/01/2012 / 4 Comments

三 is also closely related to the divinatory system of 64 hexagrams, introduced in the Book of Changes, also known as Five Classics (易経, pinyin: Yì jīng) whose

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Blessings of the Dragon Gods

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/01/2012 / 12 Comments

Dragons in Far Eastern mythology are benevolent creatures; bearers of wisdom, power, and positive energy. Together with a phoenix, dragon’s Yin counterpart

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Kanji: 左

By Ponte Ryūrui / 17/12/2011 / 0 Comments

To fully understand the meaning of the character 左, one should combine it with the one of the character 右 (みぎ, migi, i.e. “right”), on which a

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