Saturday, February 3, 2024

" Flow " Japanese calligraphy , slight sorrow.


 " (ryū, or nagareru). It is translated as flow, circulate, drift, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

Etymology : 
 (water) +  〔  (stream, river) +  (child, son, daughter) 〕

It looks like it exiles a child to the river.
The etymology of a cruel aspect may express ancient life.

The Oriental countries were very poor livings till World War II was over. 
The people did execute of the child whom they cannot bring up by oneself. 
It is to have gone unwillingly so that they live.

When " Kokeshi ( traditional wooden doll )" of Tohoku region of the Far East 
was made to condole with such children, 
it is said. Kokeshi slightly looks sorrowful.

Child (ko), extinction (keshi)


  1. Me gusto mucho el video de la construcción de esos muñecos de madera.
    Que gran habilidad tiene el artesano para tallar y pintar.


  2. Obrigada pelas imagens e pela explicação das mesmas.
    Uma boa semana.
    Um beijo.


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