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Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Hope" Japanese calligraphy

"" (bow, nozomu). It is translated as look at, hope, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
(minister) +   (Expand)
The state that a person stretches his/her neck.

(moon)  +  (lose)
It looks like "moon" sees the distance.  
It looks like "lose" looks for a few thing.

Compounds :
希望 (hope, wish), 望郷 (homesickness, nostalgia), 欲望 (greed, desire)

Yes. The man continues looking for a few something.
It may be human essence.

However, as for strong "Hope", there is a case to be realized sometime.
Of course there is often the case that is not so.

It may be often that there is the cause of the human failure in "greed".
Ironically, there is the example very a LOT.


  1. Ruma, what a beautiful post. Hope is what we need. HOPE, Speranza in italiano, is a beautifil word. I will print it and have it in my home.
    Have a nice week end and thank you also for the picture of the island. So I can know your country better.

  2. As we say, "Hope springs eternal" - this is a strong character. I find it a little harder to write than most...I must keep practiicing!

  3. beautiful nature where you shot this photo. Beautiful colors. good to this piece unknown world for me.

    greetz Marjon
    and thanks for your comment on my blog

  4. There is still hope for our world.
    Beautiful character!

  5. La esperanza es lo último que se pierde, hermosa isla, cariños

  6. Yes, thats realy lovly and nice. En Germany there is a proverb: The hope dies at last.
    Hope is definilely a strong thing!!

  7. Gracias por tu visita, tienes un bonito blog, saludos desde España

  8. HOPE such a powerful thing... thanks for sharing

    im sure i will need to know that symbol someday..for my work

    how long have u been doing calligraphy for??



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