JOK Notebook

Unraveling a Thread

Last week I wrote about attending Kyle Ikeda's lecture on Okinawan literature, and I mentioned that, much to my frustration, his bilingual PowerPoint slides with kanji had flown by, leaving me no way of teasing them apart and sharing them with you. Well, after reading that, Ikeda was kind enough to send me his...

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On Deck

Essay 1798 on 倣 (to imitate) Is Coming Next

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

October 27: essay 1798 on  (to imitate)

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1089 on 褐 (brown) and 5 New-Monics

The 274th essay has posted! Essay 1089 on 褐 (brown) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out why the Japanese use 褐 for the color of coffee and why they once dyed armor and weapons indigo...

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JOK Notebook

In the Woods of Memory

I'm late again. To my chagrin, I've become the sort of person who starts every email with apologies for slow replies. That habit is now seeping into my blogs, as well. Oh, well. Perhaps the frequent apologizing is making me that much more Japanese in spirit!

My constant excuse these days is that I'm overextended, spread so thin that I'm quite possibly developing holes!...

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On Deck

Essay 1089 on 褐 (brown) Is Coming Next

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

October 20: essay 1089 on  (brown)

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