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書道. Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.

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Understanding difficult handwriting/calligraphy

I'm having trouble deciphering this handwriting. So far, I can definitely tell that the first column says 参拾弐 in 大事, and the fourth column says 手本. Really struggling with column two and some of column ...
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今このしゅんかん - に私が生きている in full cursive?

Can I ask you if you know how to write this sentences in full cursive? 抱えて生きている 今このしゅんかん - に私が生きている Yes, unfortunately the second one has to be broken, that means that it has to be written in two ...
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Can’t identify the kanij in 人の上には〇てぬぞ

I was reading, and one line came up as 人の上には〇てぬぞ and for the life of me, I can't figure out what the sixth character is supposed to be. Because of font, I thought it might be a way of writing 之 , ...
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Is top-to-bottom, left-to-right writing order common in Japanese calligraphy?

My understanding is that Japanese was traditionally written in a top-to-bottom, right-to-left order (縦書き{たてがき}), and that modern Japanese is sometimes written in a horizontal left-to-right, top-to-...
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What does this wish stroke mean?

Its a paper stroke hanging below a iron bell The hiragana transelates to no furin but i cant find the translation or meaning for the top two kanji
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What exactly does くずし字 refer to?

I have been practicing and interested in calligraphy for a while. Recently I was looking in general for books on the subject and I often encountered this word: くずし字 (for example in books titles etc). ...
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What does it say on this drinking game?

I have something similar to figurine that looks a Russian doll. It has kanji that I cannot recognize. This probably is a drinking game? I would be so happy to know these kanji and the official name of ...
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What does this fish market banner say?

A friend has at home this banner from an old fish shop in Sapporo. I suppose it's a souvenir from Japan. It intrigues me a lot! What's this の with an upper stroke and the ten-ten? What's the name for ...
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How To read this Calligraphy? [closed]

Our DOJO is covered with slogans and proverbs. Often calligraphy that is not done by a highly trained person. I can translate most of them but a few are baffling. Some of the others read "kunren" "...
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How strictly does calligraphy typically abide by stroke rules?

My previous question wasn't great, but I didn't want to ask this question without being sure that the kanji below the blue line is 会, but I'm assuming that it is. In the above example, I've circled ...
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What does this say? [closed]

Just the kanji written out is fine, I can probably figure out what it means on my own.
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How to read kanji on the attached photos?

Is anybody able to read these two kanji? Especially the second one that looks so simple yet I can't decipher the radical...
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What does it say on this masu?

(original image) I am relatively bad at reading handwritten Japanese. I know the first character is 木 and the last is 桧, but I am unsure of what the second is.
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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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Kanji in the Fox Engine logo

What do the kanji in the Fox Engine logo mean? Is it a single kanji meaning "fox", or is the logo made by two (or more) kanji? What is their meaning?
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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 kind of script is it? (photo attached)

The marker is on the top of a hill on the way to Yawata Hachimangu in Kyoto Pref. The site seems rather not significant historically, there were no other related signs around. The top character is ...
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How to read this kanji?

Please tell me how to read this kanji. What does it mean?
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What does this word mean?

I got this from a Japanese bar owner, she said it means "bamboo", but I used Google translate and can't find a similar word that looks like that. Also, is it possible to type out this word?
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Is “義理” the proper term in this case?

I have trained for 25 years with a local (European) Aikido master, but now I have to move, albeit temporarily, to another town, and I would like to give a gift to my teacher to represent the "debt" I ...
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Can an average Japanese person read 草書 style calligraphy?

Apart from learning Japanese language, I've also started learning Japanese calligraphy (書道). I have a question about 草書 style (cursive style in English?) calligraphy. Most 草書 style kanji seem ...
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Can anybody tell me what this means?

I have an ornament, the picture, and I do not know what it means. I'm not even sure if it's Japanese but any help would be gladly taken.
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What do you call the hooked tip of a kanji stroke?

When writing a kanji, some downstrokes have a clean end (such as in 木) while others end with a little hook (e.g. the center stroke of 小). What are the names of such stroke tips?
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Can Chinese and Japanese calligraphy of the same character be identified as such?

When I look at Chinese vs Japanese calligraphy samples and books, it seems to me that there are subtly different aesthetic principles governing the characters, even discounting variants (including ...
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What is the origin of ゟ (より)?

ゟ is a digraph that is read より. Where does it originate from? Is it a ligature, like & <- et, or German ß <- ſs -> ss? (Wikipedia claims this, citing no source.) Also, if it is a ...
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What is the proper term for the use of archaic kanji?

I noticed that in various works of Japanese art, the artists sign their work with a seal whose contents range from fairly regular kanji to very abstract variations of kanji. I have also seen it used ...