On Deck

Essay 1320 on 紫 (purple) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

May 31: May newsletter

June 2: essay 1320 on...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1425 on 醸 (to brew) and Radical Note 164 on 酉 ("Saké")

The 256th essay has posted! Essay 1425 on 醸 (to brew, distill; cause) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

If you went by the primary meaning of 醸 (brewing) or by the “saké...

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JOK Notebook

Grafts and Granules, Seika and Spoons

This week brought a terrific surprise. Mark Schreiber, who regularly writes about the Japanese language for the Japan Times, contacted me for the first time ever (on a mutual friend's recommendation), sending a link to his latest article.

I found Schreiber's article to...

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On Deck

Radical Note 164 on 酉, the Saké Radical, Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

May 25 or so: Radical Note 164 on 酉, the "saké" radical

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1460 on 穂 (ear of grain plant)

The 255th essay has posted! Essay 1460 on 穂 (ear of grain plant; tip of pointed object) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

How do a cattail, calligraphy pen, and fishing rod relate to 穂?...

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