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手書き. Handwritten Japanese, including, but not restricted to, Japanese calligraphy.

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“辶” or “⻍”, the writing of [之繞]{しん・にょう} [duplicate]

I know that for historical reasons, 之繞 in computer systems has two forms: Kanji characters in 当用漢字表 usually use 辶 (一点之繞) Kanji characters outside 当用漢字表 preserve the traditional ⻍ (二点之繞) However, I ...
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Sharp vs rounded (tomed) vertical stroke in kanjis

How can I know for sure in what situation I should use sharp vertical line and in what situation I should use rounded vertical line? For example, from videos on youtube I do know for sure that ...
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The writing of “襖”

It seems that 襖 has two forms of writing. Here are the two screenshots from Jisho.com: The first kanji has an extra stroke (ノ). My questions are the following: Why does it have two forms? Are they ...
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What does this kanji say? Found on my miso [closed]

Someone important to me left. One day I noticed my miso had Kanji characters written on it. I am hoping to know what last message they left me, lol.
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the combination of writing kanji and hiragana: how to choose? [duplicate]

When I listen to the word: "御幾つ", of course I can quickly wrote down it in pure hiragana: おいくつ. The main problem is that how can I choose to write the kanji and which one (or all) is/are OK? 御いくつ お幾つ ...
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Need help reading hand-written character from comic

Yeah, I know; everyone's favorite type of question. I just need help with making the character out. はははっ…[sweatdrop] [?]コミにはしったぞえ。 I can't read the character before コミ.
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Any help recognising a handwritten kanji?

I've recently gotten into translating fancomics for a manga, although I'm still a beginner at Japanese. Naturally, I don't really know my kanji and I have to rely on a lot of looking up radical and ...
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Is my hiragana/katakana handwriting good or understandable? [closed]

I just started learning Japanese a few days ago.. so far in the process, do you think that my writing is good or easy to read? I am trying to learn, on my own, the hiragana and katakana characters at ...
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Handwriting in Japanese

I've heard of the terms brush-up, release, stop, etc. When natives write, do they follow this rules? Is it widely known? Would natives know if I did a release, stop, etc? Is it okay not to use it as ...
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Is my handwriting (hiragana) understandable? [closed]

Hello! I'm a beginner in Japanese and so far I have kind of memorised hiragana. It would help me a lot if anyone could take a look at my handwriting and tell if it is understandable. Thank you so ...
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Unable to identify a semi-cursive? Kanji

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). ...
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Is exact Kanji stroke length important?

Context: I am currently on a quest to learn how to hand write the 2000 most commonly used Kanji. This requires lots of memorization, so efficiency is important. I have come across Kanji that have ...
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How do I write “ワンピースは実在する” vertically?

I'm assuming there's certain punctuation involved in this sentence, but I don't really understand what changes in the process of switching from horizontal to vertical writing.
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Why is there a difference between the hand drawn 道 and the pc font one?

I was studying this kanji and looked at the strokes order to figure out how to write it, only to realize the difference between the pc font one and the diagram. Why is the 3 look-alike only on hand ...
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“Normal” handwritten Japanese

What do you call "normal" handwritten Japanese? I mean this as opposed to calligraphic style or handwriting in block letters? What would be a cursive Japanese writing? Something that you would find ...
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Kanji size and proportions

When I'm practicing writting kanji, the proportions between each of the strokes always seem to be a little off. Are there known exercises to help with this? At the moment, I'm only trying to "copy" it ...
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Does the second stroke of ち have a break in it when handwritten?

き and さ when handwritten tend to have a break in the "loop" of the second stroke.   But I don't seem to be able to find if it is the same for ち. Is it ok to have separation of the second stroke ...
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Is “爿” a 略字--if so, how is it pronounced/written normally?

If not. . .part of how I help myself learn is to translate things that interest me--comics and art and song lyrics now and then. While reading, I ran into this dialogue, starting with "爿に"--and I've ...
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Understanding difficult handwriting/calligraphy [closed]

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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Need help reading old hand-written japanese

A friend of mine asked me for help in translating some old family documents. This particular piece is an internment card of a family member that was captured on Java by the Japanese during the second ...
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How to learn proper Japanese handwriting

I know the stroke order of kanji and the kana, I can write them. But Japanese handwriting is a lot different from our templates or RTK kanji. They look different (like the special "そ"), but also with ...
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Unknown kana in a late C19th address cartouche

Given their visual form, I am uncertain about two kana (the 5th and 6th characters) in a late C19th cartouche. It names an artist's address: Asakusa-ku [... ...]suji chō gojūhachi banchi / gakō / ...
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different ways of writing こ and ご?

When I write こ and ご I tend to write them with a straight line at the top instead of with a tail like how it's supposed to be written. I kind of have trouble writing it the proper way without making ...
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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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What kanji is this?

So I was reading stuff on the official website of the anime 僕のヒーローアカデミア and stumbled upon this handwritten message from the original manga's author. I cannot read the encircled part because I do not ...
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ではないですか written separately

I was reading a manga when this sentence came up: 暑いではないですか I first thought it meant "isn't it warm?", however, there was just one thought bubble yet the sentence was written in this format (both ...
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Deciphering handwritten kanji [closed]

I've gotten in the habit of transcribing/translating Japanese fanart for my friends. I do well with typed characters, but this artist's handwriting has me stumped: Here is my loose transcription, ...
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Are hiragana letters written with their small nuances?

I'm talking about some nuances that appear to make the symbols look better. I mean everything from small, end of simple line swoops like the KO that has two lines and the first line can either look ...
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Translate Mark under Japanese satsuma vase

May I know the meaning of this mark which is found under a vase.
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Where does a hane turn?

For characters with hane, does all hane do the sharp upward turn to be always on the left side? Please provide an example for characters with hane turning upwards to the right if there is any.
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True handwriting of Ri hiragana [duplicate]

I learned hiragana in memrise.com which Ri (り) has (like in ありがとう) a continuous form . But in most of the devices Ri has a discreet shape like below: So I am confused which one is true for ...
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Is my hiragana legible? [closed]

I have only recently started learning Japanese and was wondering if my handwriting is easy to read. 手伝ってくれてありがとうございます
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Ordering of writing furigana in multi-character words

I've recently started writing in a genkouyoushi notebook for practice and I've been writing furigana along with it to reinforce the reading. I was wondering how Japanese writers typically write ...
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Writing vertically in horizontally lined notebook

I'm still learning Japanese but I want to start writing anyway, I got a normal notebook with horizontal lines but I would like to write vertically so I just rotated it, my question is with this setup, ...
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Quotation Mark Stroke Order

How do Japanese people hand-write the Japanese Quotation Marks (「 」)? Is there a correct stroke order? I am asking specifically about those used in horizontal writing, although I wouldn't mind ...
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Which kanji writing should i follow when writing on paper, digital or non-digital? [closed]

I have came across 必 and wanted to learn how to write it. Though there are major differences between how it looks digitally and how it looks on paper. Here is the link I used : http://jisho.org/search/...
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Misreading Japanese text due to bad kerning (rn→m, cl→d etc.)

Kerning In typography, kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result. In English and other languages ...
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Writing jukugo where only some kanji are known [duplicate]

Having studied Japanese for two years so far, there are many instances of vocabulary that I have learned but for which I know [the 書き方 of] only some of the kanji that make up the word. Is there any ...
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Do you understand what is written in this paper? [closed]

I can't recognize any of the characters, can somebody read it?
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Is the 女 radical ever written with the strokes くフ?

The shape of the onna-hen radical can obviously be represented this way, and in plenty of fonts it actually is, as in the character 好. While the "correct" way to write it is as a skinnier version of ...
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Trouble recognizing kanji from a manga

お、お前{まえ}ら この変態{へんたい}を__えろ!! I can't find a kanji that looks like the one in the image. For context, it's a guard/police officer yelling so I assume it's got something to do with arresting/capturing ...
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Need help transcribing handwritten characters [closed]

Preface: I only have a very basic understanding of Japanese writing (and virtually zero actual vocabulary), and this is my first time posting here, so please bear with me. I'm trying to translate ...
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Help understanding this handwritten Japanese sentence [closed]

Could you help me understand what is handwritten in this image? It is taken from a manga about boxing. My attempt: 左ボディ→左アッパー右フック 上(?)の打ち分け オー(?)ックス(?)コンビネーション を得意とする サンデーパンチ
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Can't recognize the kanji [closed]

Can anyone tell what that kanji is? The left part looks a bit like 禽 but trying to use its radicals for searching isn't giving me anything close to resembling the one in the image.
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Two shapes of the いとへん

The いとへん (aka 糸部{べきぶ}) has two written forms, one written with three dots on the bottom and one written with a 小 on the bottom. In modern Japanese computer fonts (esp. Mincho fonts), the latter form ...
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Why is D written as Đ in Japanese handwriting?

I've seen Japanese people write many letters/numbers "strangely". The most common one is D which is written with a stroke like this Đ Why is that? Are there any other letters that are written ...
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Is my katakana handwriting readable? [closed]

I am a Japanese learner and I would like to know if my katakana handwriting is readable.
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Is my hiragana handwriting readable? [closed]

Even though I am in Japan for more than 4 months right now, I'm still worried about my Hiragana handwriting. Is it readable for Japanese? Because I know people had difficulties with reading my こ. Is ...
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Is there a difference in drawing between the “mouth” and “enclosure” kanji radicals?

The two kanji radicals from the image are supposed to be 2 different kanji radicals, one meaning "mouth", and the other meaning "enclosure". I'm not sure if they are supposed to look different or not. ...
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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 ...