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In the manga Tomehane!, which revolves around a high school calligraphy club, there's a rather convoluted historical explanation for the differing stroke order of the "right" and "left" kanji in the standard script on the basis of their sources in the older seal script:

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Sorry for being dense, but I can't fully wrap my head around sensei's argument. Which parts of the seal script characters are supposed to correlate one-to-one with which parts of 右 and 左?

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    The sensei redrew the first stroke of each character saying "here".
    – aguijonazo
    Mar 22, 2023 at 4:11

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