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to imitate
Kanji 1798

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Synopsis

Although 倣 pops up in words for “copycat” and “counterfeit goods,” it’s not all bad. Imitation may lead to innovation. As one Japanese writer said, “Imitation is the mother of originality, its only real mother.” Our kanji also factors into terms for following in people’s footsteps. Back on the dark side, find out what the “Trump Cannon” is, and see why the Asahi Shimbun is hated!

 

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Cover of essay 1798 on 倣, titled "The Sincerest Form of Flattery"
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