JOK Notebook

A Year Like Bamboo

Last weekend, my language partner Kensuke couldn't talk on our regularly scheduled day (my Saturday, his Sunday), but he happened to have a holiday on his Monday, so we shifted our Skype chat accordingly. Once we had begun the conversation, the first thing I needed to know was which holiday Japan was celebrating. As I learned, it's known as follows:

春分の日 (...

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On Deck

Essay 1398 on 祥 (auspicious) Is Coming Next

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

March 30: Radical Note 113 on 示 (the "showing" radical)

March 31: ...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1962 on 唄 (Song), 3 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 249th essay has posted! Essay 1962 on 頰 (song) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out about 唄, which always plays second fiddle to 歌 but is more likely to represent Eastern songs,...

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JOK Notebook

Parakeet Problems

The following sign brought up all sorts of feelings for me, which is weird because it's about parakeets, and I don't think I have deep-rooted issues about parakeets:

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On Deck

Essay 1962 on 唄 (Song) Is Coming Next

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

March 24: essay 1962 on 唄 (song), in a change of plan

March 31: essay 1414 on...

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