Kanji Characters – (Japanese)

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Kanji Characters – (Japanese) The kanji characters that the Japanese use amount to about 3-4,000 kanji characters in everyday writing but there may be over 20-30,000 kanji characters in all (nobody really knows for sure). In addition, some of the kanji are archaic and out of use - others are just used in certain circumstances (like poetry). The majority of kanji characters have more than one meaning - in fact, most have several. Translating a calligraphy scroll is an extremely inexact science and there is much "educated" or not so educated guesswork that goes into it - making it an area of endeavor in itself. Add to this that the calligrapher/poet is playing on these double meanings to satisfy his motives (purposely cryptic, poetry, originality etc)


Essential Kanji: 2,000 Basic Japanese Characters Systematically Arranged For Learning And ReferenceEssential Kanji: 2,000 Basic Japanese Characters Systematically Arranged For Learning And Reference

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