A friend and I are studying and she showed me this book she couldn't tell what the kanji was after ヒト. We were able to decipher two out of 3 kanji 関わる and 見る (unless we're wrong do correct us).

However, we're unable to find the third one after ヒト.

Also, where can I find an online resource that helps you identify cursive Kanji?

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    Have you tried (1) searching "handwritten kanji recognition", (2) uploading a picture that would be in focus? – Mathieu Bouville Apr 4 '19 at 20:12
  • I can't find a site that lets you upload a picture even after searching with those terms – Tek Apr 4 '19 at 20:43
  • It seems to be 居. I'm not sure enough to make it an answer, though. – Kaskade Apr 4 '19 at 20:47
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    we're unable to find the third one... ← ん? You're reading from left to right, starting with 「人が関わらなければ」?? 右から(「どれほど奇天烈、奇々怪々なデキゴトも...」から)読んでます? – Chocolate Apr 4 '19 at 23:20
  • I wasn't trying to read it from left to right, I was just describing it from a numerical position point of view. But yes, from a reading perspective I meant the first kanji after ヒトが – Tek Apr 5 '19 at 3:35

The second one is [視]{み}なければ (from 視る, not 見る), and the third one is 居なければ (from 居る). Note that 視る is a widely recognized reading of みる (but perhaps not an official reading).

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  • do you have a source for the third one? – Tek Apr 4 '19 at 21:45
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    Just my eyes... – istrasci Apr 4 '19 at 21:50
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    Here's a page with various forms of 居 moji.tekkai.com/zoom/%E5%B1%85/page.html – Leebo Apr 5 '19 at 1:35
  • @Leebo That is an amazing resource!!! I was looking for something like that! Thank you so much! How did you find this page? – Tek Apr 5 '19 at 3:42
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    I googled "居 楷書 行書 草書". 楷書 is standard script. 行書 is semi-cursive. 草書 is cursive. – Leebo Apr 5 '19 at 3:55

Identifying the kanji

Turning things horizontally and adding furigana:


Remember that vertically written Japanese is read from top to bottom, from right to left -- so the character you were stuck on, 居, is the sixth fully-written kanji from the start of the text (excluding the 々 ditto marks).

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  • I just meant it was the 3rd kanji on the list of kanji we couldn't find, not from a reading point of view. I'm not that new! haha – Tek Apr 5 '19 at 3:38

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