Return to Wonderland
We haven't done a Quick Quiz here in awhile, and I think it's high time. When I choose words for a quiz, it's because they have given me a sense of wonder. I could use a sense of wonder right about now. We probably all could! So let's do a quiz!
What do you think the following words could mean? Choose one answer for each:
1. 無形 (むけい)...
Essay 1281 on 墾 (Cultivating Land) Is Coming Next
Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:
October 21: essay 1281 on 墾 (cultivating land)
October 28: essay 1352 on...
Now Out: Essay 1948 on 楷 (Square Character Style) and 5 New-Monics
The 230th essay has posted! Essay 1948 on 楷 (square character style) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:
To understand Japanese writing fully, one needs to know about the three main scripts...
Osamu(shi) Tezuka: Bitten by the Insect Bug
If you were to name yourself after an animal, which one would you pick? In first grade, enamored of alliteration, I went around calling myself Evie Elephant, which later made me wonder about deep-rooted body image issues!
Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989), the creator of Astro Boy, loved bugs so much that he incorporated the word for "insect" into his name. A new...