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... what might be the reasoning for naming the whisky "season(s)" and then "translating" it to the Kanji "time(s)" 時{とき}? The word "time" can refer to many things -- the current moment, a span of time, a season, a time of life, several years. Just as in English, Japanese とき has various shades of meaning, one of which ...


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In older times, 國 (modern 国) was the suffix for provinces, generally read as ~のくに. Japanese Wikipedia article for Musashi Province, corresponding English Wikipedia article. 小佛山 is the older spelling for 小【こ】仏【ぼとけ】山【やま】 ("Little Buddha Mountain"), which appears to be an older or alternative name for 城山【しろやま】 ("Castle Mountain") in modern-...


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繡 (U+7E61) is the kyūjitai form of 繍 (U+7E4D), in the same way 肅 (U+8085) is the kyūjitai form of 粛 (U+7C9B). The stroke order for 肅 (U+8085) is available, on Tangorin for instance: For reference, the two bottom parts you're mentioning are made of 片 (U+7247) and 爿 (U+723F), but their respective stroke orders slightly differ from the ones in the combined ...


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I could find 嘯 which seems to have the same right part in the YARXI dictionary (English version is called JISHOP but has no online version): I believe the stroke order source is Kakijun. Here's its version of 肅:


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Essentially answered in the comment, but hopefully the following clarifies your question. First of all, 常用漢字 is not about simplifying characters and almost never did, except 燈 → 灯. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%B8%B8%E7%94%A8%E6%BC%A2%E5%AD%97#1981%E5%B9%B4%E3%81%AE%E5%88%B6%E5%AE%9A%E6%99%82%EF%BC%88%E5%BD%93%E7%94%A8%E6%BC%A2%E5%AD%97%E3%81%A8%E3%81%AE%...


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Drawing a line between concepts that are directly opposite to each other might be helpful. In your single table, different classifications and concepts are mixed up, it might have more sense to have separated tables for each concern, where each table deals with one of such pair of opposite concepts. This would yield the following tables: Shinjitai / ...


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