Saturday, February 27, 2010
"Paris" Japanese calligraphy
"巴里" (pa ri). It is translated as Paris. Paris is a capital of France.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.
The world main city can be written in Kanji letter.
The kanji is an ideograph, but there is not the meaning in particular on these letters combination themself. However, the individual letter has a good meaning.
Etymology : 巴 (greatly desire, anxiously hope) + 里 (village)
It resembles it in merely pronunciation.
It is usage of a special kanji "ateji" called.
Perhaps the letter of this city is known most in the Far East.
The reason is because there was the very old movie of this title.
" July 14th Quatorze Juillet " (René Clair 1933)
Japanese title is "Paris Festival ( 巴里祭 )"
The elderly people of the Far East love the sound of this letter and these words.
They may remember some young days.