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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"River" Japanese calligraphy



"" (sen, or kawa). It is translated as river, stream, flow.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

Etymology : hieroglyph
This letter was created by the state that water flowed through between both sides.

As for these words, the form of the letter accords with human imagination.

15 comments:

  1. To me this one is very obvious. I see the riverside on the left & right stroke. ^_^;
    And the middle stroke is the flowing water!
    <3 Easy!

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  2. Again, this is perfect as it gives me something to remember and connect this with. Thanks Ruma-

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  3. Son muy originales. Me gustan estas escrituras. Saludos.

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  4. It looks like a river - amazing!

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  5. Me gusta la sencillez de las líneas de esta caligrafía.
    Saludos. Elsa

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  6. I love the simplicity and directness of this one.

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  7. beautiful marks to create "river" -- the simplicity and beauty of black ink on white paper - very cleansing to a muddled mind! Thanks you, Ruma, for these calligraphy entries. It has been too long since I visited you!

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  8. These two posts are lovely. I enjoy the way you link nature with the calligraphy. You have a beautiful language, and a beautiful land.
    Kat

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  9. As said before from the first commenter (PinkPanthress), this ideogram really gives the idea of the river.
    Rumasan, when possible please show also the idogram DOO/TOO ("Moving dragons"), made by the radical 212 plus 23 strokes!!!
    Goodbye!

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  10. I understand the meaning. This kind of picture-language (Kalligrafie) is a great art! Greetings form Luzia.

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  11. Plus les kanjis paraissent simples
    plus je les suppose nécessiter d'art dans l'exécution

    que c'est beau...

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  12. This is a simple, yet beautiful character. It symbolizes three rivers. I like it.

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  13. Hi Ruma, i know a little about Japan. It's a fascinating culture and i like what i see about it on your blog. It's the photo of ypor profile an Utamaro, maybe? I like also Hohusai. And i saw a tv documentary about Harajuku place.
    Ty for sharing your photos&info.
    Regards from Romania,
    Anca

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  15. I love your calligraphy art work.


    Laby[grey suit]

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