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Deciphering Kawaii Writing

I was wondering if anyone knew how to read Kawaii writing and if there is any guide to help us read them? For example the following is I believe an omake or bonus page and it's not the first time I ...
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How to find out the meaning of hand-written japanese?

Here are the characters that I'm looking for the meanings. I fed Google Image with one of the characters, but non of the results was relative. Beside, I used Jisho.org project, and the results ...
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How to read this calligraphy? What does it mean?

What are all the characters in this calligraphy? Overall, what does it mean? as per the accepted answer, just wanted to share the complete porcelain set I have. It is kind of cool:
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What is this Kanji?

What is this kanji between 今日は and って? I can't recognize, and a search by radical don't return anything.
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What does this symbol translate to in English? It is used in a musical context

The symbol is used to the left of a musical staff from an 1888 score of instrumental Japanese Koto music. It is placed next to the upper staff which also has lyrics underneath. Does anyone know what ...
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What on Earth is this kanji character?

I was watching a Japanese YouTube video and the ending screen that says the usual ご視聴ありがとうございます followed by talking about what the next video was going to be, etc... I understand the context of this ...
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What is this script called?

I have seen this script many times before, but the best information anyone can give me is that they are archaic and almost no one uses them. Here is a photo of the characters then versus now:
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What methods/systems for finding kanji or entering them on a PC tend to be faster than others?

When I see a kanji or a word consisting of multiple kanji somewhere, I want to enter them into a computer so that I can search for it and translate it. Are there any methods or "systems" that allow ...
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Which font is used here? [closed]

Could anyone please help me identify the font used in the image below? (The words read 千羽鶴 - or Senbazuru). Thank you very much!
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Meaning of しょわー

In the last panel at the bottom of the page, she says 「しょ__ー」. I'm not quite sure as to what that last character is, including its use(s) and pronounciation(s). I have seen this character in various ...
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Help identifying low-res kanji (and perhaps words) on a low-res album cover

Listening to an ancient rip of Escaflowne soundtrack, I wanted to add artist information to one file. I managed to identify some things from context and matching guesses to dictionary entries, but not ...
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What kind of Japanese is this?

I am looking at a Japanese map of the early 19th century. It contains a printed comment that I am trying to find translation for. It does not seem to be modern Japanese so I am wondering what kind of ...
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Help identifying a low-res kanji

I've been playing an older Japanese video game, and I've come across a kanji that I'm unable to identify. I've attempted to use the radical lookup on jisho.org, but the low-resolution is making that ...
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What is this kanji? 「兵」

I am having difficulty locating this kanji. My guess is the radical is cliff "厂" with 7 strokes. However, my dictionary fails me. The closest I got is 后.
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How do I look up this kanji?

I have found a kanji in a manga I am attempting to read, that looks like this: I have tried to find it in numerous dictionaries, and used multiple different methods. I know the third section is a ...
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What's the best utility for identifying kanji? [closed]

I often run into kanji that I don't recognize and need some way to translate them into kana, so that I'm able to look up the meaning. What's the most useful utility (in any form, web-based, ...