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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Way" Japanese calligraphy


   
"" (dō, or michi).
It is translated as path, road, street, method, way.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : 
(walk) + (head)
Compounds :
柔道 (jūdō), 道德 (morality, ethics)

The way "道" is called
"Tao", and it is the thought that Laozi valued most.

13 comments:

  1. This ideogram it is the same of English "Str." at the end of the name of a city street.
    However - let's teach this to many people who don't know this particular - in Japan hte streets in the towns usually do not have a proper noun.
    Sayounara!

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  2. Another great image and such an importatnt word!

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  3. This is just perfect! How timely! Amazing-

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  4. 文字の奥にひそむ老子の声、それを聞きとるのは生命のメッセージを感得することだ。さりげない詩句で語られる宇宙の神秘と人間の生きるべき大道(タオ)とは?

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  5. Continuo aprendiendo contigo, es un placer visitarte, y descubrir el significado de carácteres desconocidos para mi.
    Un beso para ti.

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  6. The famous Chinese 'dao', very well drawn. I am currently studying Chinese and many characters are same, they may have different meanings, though. Thank you for sharing, Ruma.

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  7. Poetry in itself. I will carry that sign along with me.
    Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  8. Beautiful! I love how this path corresponds with the brilliant pathways above in your photos. I can feel the immediacy in your brushstrokes...

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  9. A big foot at the bottom to be stepping out on the way.

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  10. I like your calligraphy. What is the sign for friendship?

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  11. interesting photos!
    道 in Chinese is (DAO), 道is came from 道德經.is from (Taoism, China)...Europe familiar with the Yin and Yang...also part of it.

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