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Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Next" Japanese calligraphy



"" (ji, tsugi). It is translated as next, order, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script


Etymology : Ideogram
次 ⇒ 二 (two) + 欠 (yawn, crouch, lack)

二 : The meaning is the state that man stand in line and wait for.
欠 : The meaning is the state to stoop down.


The rice field and the peasant has already begun preparations for the next year.
The harvest may depend on the much earlier behavior...


3 comments:

  1. I've just wondered where are you:)
    As usually adore the image!

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  2. Marvelous explanation, Ruma-sensei :)

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