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I believe the rule you are looking for is called 人名字取り. 5字取り is the most commonly used for the closing credits in movies. What this means, is everything is aligned based on 5 characters. Here is an image for reference (link). I found this other reference which has a few more patterns (posted below). If I'm understanding the question correctly, 5字取り or ...


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Making my previous comment an answer, since it turns out to be not as obvious a suggestion as I thought I think we can all agree that the particular spacing makes it easier to read the 3-kanji length names, so the question is why this is done only for 3 kanji. My personal guess is that this is because 3-kanji last+first names combinations are particularly ...


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As I was randomly browsing through Remembering the Kanji Volume 3, I found what I was looking for. The kana in this book are set in a font in which the height difference between smaller kana like ロ or ハ and larger kana like イ or さ is more accentuated. Additionally, in katakana, there seems to be a baseline and median line running through the characters such ...


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This decorative frame can be called 飾り罫 (かざりけい). 飾り罫 can be text-based or not, it means any kind of dingbat-style framing in general.


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Part of the reason why kanji are often written larger than kana is because it improves their legibility due to their more complex nature. As a matter of what is considered standard, all characters in Japanese are intended to occupy a box of a set, uniform size. That said, kana have a bit more room for variation when you get into handwriting, especially if ...



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