Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Heart" Japanese calligraphy

"" (shin, or kokoro). It is translated as heart, mind, intelligence, soul, center, core.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

Etymology :  Hieroglyph
This letter was created by the form of the heart.
The ancient people express the state of the complicated internal organs well.

In the Far East, as for the case merely called "the flower", it means "cherry blossoms".
The Japanese superimposes the transitory life on own it.


  1. I like the idea that the heart, mind and the inteligence have the same image!

  2. This character is very important, because it's part of many other characters. I like it very much.

  3. Yes has the form of a heat indeed.
    The meaning is very beautiful, because heart and mind should work together, not against each other, as it frequently happens.
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments, you are so kind, you even translated them.

  4. It seems to have the same form as in the regular script - just the strokes are more flowing.

  5. Que bonita y original caligrafía¡ Saludos desde España

  6. Oh yes...I see...the form of the heart. So important.

  7. Thanks for another lesson.

    Laby[tuxedo tails]

  8. Who is the calligrapher? I have fallen in love with this image and would like permission to use it.

    Thea Elijah


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