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Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Cherry" Japanese calligraphy




"" (ō, or sakura). It is translated as cherry blossom, cherry tree.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
semantic
(tree)  +  phonetic (baby, infant)

The cherry blossom is one of the flowers loved most in the Far East.
It has a short period of the flowering with about 1 week.
The transiency is a characteristic.

13 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful post! The cherry trees are extremely lovely. I loved the Japanese apricot blossoms in your earlier post too. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good day!

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  2. tree+infant?
    I think the infant is very fitting! :)

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  3. As usualle I'm impressed - I love the image and etymology!

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  4. The calligraphy is as beautiful as the tree itself... but everlasting. :)

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  5. All the dreams seem come true, thanks to Your magic photos!

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  6. Muy interesante lo que nos cuentas, Ruma. Esas fotos son una preciosidad. El blanco de los cerezos, la caligrafía... Unas costumbres admirables.

    UN abrazo.

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  7. Bonjour Ruma, ces arbres sont d'une beauté exceptionnel, magnifique photo comme d'habitude .Passe une belle journée ...

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  8. Loveley pictures of springtime! Greetings from Luzia.

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  9. powerful and delicate spring images from the east.
    thanks for sharing

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  10. Beautiful! It's time to have a picnic under the cherry trees...along with some sake! Thanks for visiting my blog. You have very interesting posts on yours!

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  11. Wonderful, Ruma-sensei, wonderful!

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  12. Thanks for the beauty! И ЧЕСТИТА ПРОЛЕТ! :) :)

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