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

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How important are these weirdly written kanji? [closed]

I don't know what kind of font this is which is why I had so much trouble searching for an answer online. Is this how Japanese people usually write Kanji? If so, how can I re-learn Kanjis with this ...
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How often is 略字 (handwriting simplification) used?

Is 略字 (handwriting simplification) used only in informal writing (like a diary or post-it annotations) or is it used in more formal situations (like teacher/professor blackboard writing or an essay)?
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Is my Hiragana and Katakana handwriting correct? [closed]

I don't have a teacher and I'm not going to any Japanese classes. I learn Japanese by myself and on the internet. but Content on the Internet is contradictory. I freaking out that I learned all this ...
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What are those kanji on a 大施餓鬼柱 pillar?

I was reading a manga and came along this text on the pillar: I deciphered this: 〇〇爰大施餓鬼会 I can't find anything in that. I looked up various 大施餓鬼(おせがき) related articles, but those two kanji were ...
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Official definitions of kanji forms

How are the essential graphical identities of kanji defined? The length of the first stroke in 土, for example, is essential, because if it's longer than the third stroke, you have 士 instead. If you ...
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Are the handwritten 漢字 in this anime 栗 or 菓 or something else?

I am currently learning Japanese and I started analyzing some anime images containing handwritten 漢字 in order to get used to reading these, in addition to learning new ones. However I am stuck with 漢字 ...
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Reversing stroke direction in kanji for left-handed writing

I am left handed. A stroke from left to right is, depending on the writing utensil, inconvenient to impractical, since, instead of pulling the tip across the paper, I push, which doesn't work as well. ...
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Trying to translate an SFX but the characters look confusing

I'm really bad at reading the characters when they're written in a different way, these three ones are the ones I think are in the highlight but I would like to be sure. m(_ _)m Someone kind enough to ...
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I need help translating a signed photo book [closed]

I bought a first edition of a photo book by Shiraishi Chieko and it looks as though it has been signed in pencil on the front page. The first character may be slightly smudged because I rubbed it to ...
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Do you think it's a good practice to learn writing hiragana using Gothic fonts? [duplicate]

When I was searching for a mobile app that lets you practice writing hiragana, I noticed that a lot of them uses the Gothic font, meaning that さ will be written as 2 strokes and not 3. The most common ...
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Which kanji is this? [closed]

I'd like to know the meaning of the kanji circled in the image (or, simply, what kanji it is). I was able to discern everything else, but because it's handwritten, it was difficult tell what it was.
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Help me identify this kanji on my knife box

For context, it's a nakiri made by artist 藤原兼房. The blade is a 50/50 grind, so it's not left or right handed. I can read every character except the third one down on the left. Reading from the ...
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Difficulty reading Kanji that is handwritten, any suggestions? [closed]

As I have continued to learn Japanese scripts, I have noticed that I have difficulty with reading Kanji that is a more quick freehand format. I usually figure it out through context, but I was ...
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What's the second character?

Can someone tell me what the second character is?
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Do hiragana stroke ends (e.g. "hooks") actually matter? [duplicate]

Like do native Japanese speakers even care about that kind of stuff? People learning Japanese (especially on reddit) seem to be super anal about trying to get perfect stroke ends with hooks and ...
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What is this Kanji? I can’t find it anywhere?

I’ve been searching radicals on Jisho and other places but I can’t find a kanji to match this one.
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Is my transcription of the handwritten kanji correct? [closed]

I just want to make sure my transcription is correct of the sentence pictured. (it probably isn't, but this is really the closest I could come up with.) 読みとみバーグアフ。微妙... Is that correct? For the ...
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Can someone help me identify the handwritten kanji? [closed]

Hi everyone, can someone please help me identify the kanji in the picture? Just the middle two kanji. 玲音がXXしているもの。 Is the kanji 使用? Also what is the middle katakana/character between ミ and レ?
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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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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 [closed]

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 ...