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Friday, February 11, 2011

"Crimson" Japanese calligraphy




 "" (kō, kurenai). It is translated as deep red, crimson.
 This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
   紅 ⇒ 糸 (thread) + 工 (work)

 The dolls sit down on the carpet which seems to be warm.
 The color may inject a life sense to dolls.

 This character reminds me of activity passion.

 Spring comes close...

7 comments:

  1. hey, this looks cool. crimson, jsut like the colour of my eyes :-)

    - tork
    This Aussie got a blog

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  2. es muy interesante saber de su cultura

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  3. Je suis toujours aussi émerveillée devant ces caractères qui me sont tellement inconnue !

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  4. The red colour is striking, in the west, it is inusual to use this colour to dress up dolls.
    Greetings

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  5. I love this Chinese character - 紅 , crimson.
    This is a very Japanese color for me. It reminds me of a lip rouge. Not present one, but old traditional Japanese lip rouge which is in a clam shell and used by Miko, 舞妓さん.
    Thank you, ruma.

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  6. Bonita caligrafía e intensa como su significado. Saludos, Ruma.
    Ramón

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