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Saturday, July 2, 2011

"Sea" Japanese calligraphy




 "" (kai, or umi). It is translated as the sea.
 This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
 semantic  水 (water)  +  phonetic  每 (every)


 Waves always rush.
 Each the shape is different.

 There is always it there.
 However, time changes all.


8 comments:

  1. Merci de ton passage chez moi et j'admire toujours ces lettrages !

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  2. Your poem explains the calligraphy beautifully.

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  3. R-I like that the kanji for sea is water-every. The global ocean is water everywhere - but as you say at once the same but always changing. Thanks for that insight. I also checked out the link you gave - interesting how the kanji for sea developed; and the order of the strokes. B

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  4. Preciosa Caligráfía. Transmite transparencia y brisa fresca.
    Saludos.
    Ramón

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  5. Etymology of 海 is so beautiful. Even though waves have rushed to the shore millions times since ancient times, never the same waves. One time one meeting.
    Thank you Ruma, have a great day!

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  6. So many truly lovely pictures of the sea, the shore and the distant horizon. I never tire of the beauty you bring us and the amazing characters the Japanese use to convey the words to use.

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  7. Your calligraphy is so beautiful; I was delighted to find it. Thank you!

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