Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"End" Japanese calligraphy

"" (shū, owaru). It is translated as end, finally, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
終 ⇒ 冬 (winter) + 糸 (thread)

冬 (winter) : The meaning is the end of the year.
終 (end)   : The meaning can coil itself around a spool till the last.

The harvest is joy. And it is a result.
However, we may have had the joy in the process.
Of course with hardship.

Something is going to begin again...


  1. The end is always the beginning of something new.
    Beautiful image!

  2. Hello. thank you for stopping by my blog. I love Japanese calligraphy and your imagery is beautiful.

  3. Winter was also the end of the year in the ancient Rome. A remaining of this is just in the names of some months in all European languages: Seprember means literally "the seventh month" (but now it is the 9th), October means "the eighth month" (but now it is the 10th), November means literally "the nineth month" (but now it is the 11th) and December means literally "the tenth month" (but now it is the 12th). The other names: March in honour of Mars, the god of the war; April meaning "Opening"; May in honour of Maia, the goddess of harvest; June in honour of Juno, the goddess wife of the main god; July in honour of Julius Caesar and August in honour of the first emperor of the Roman Empire.

  4. Siempre que algo finaliza cominenza otra etepa nueva y llena de sorpresas.
    Gracias por compartir tu sabiduría.
    Un beso!

  5. Nice calligraphy, of this reflexive word "End". Regards
    Ramon - Spain-

  6. End is such a difficult word for me. It is so difficult to cope with end.. but there is always a new beginning, a new hope.
    Thank you Ruma:)

  7. I like it so much thanks for sharing.

    Laby[tuxedo tails]


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