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Kanji 2110

Thank you for visiting this Character Home Page. Below you'll find a synopsis of the essay. If you wish to read the full text, the PDF of the essay is available for purchase to the right.

Synopsis

Find out how 顔 and 貌 differ when they represent "face." See what the Japanese mean when they compare someone to a sculpture. Discover the controversy surrounding the "last samurai," and read about a renowned photographer, as well as a rebellious pretty boy. Also learn to say, "I was captivated by her beauty," and to talk about drastic changes in appearance.

Revision history:
June 16, 2021: 

  • p. 2: Added the Henshall etymology.
  • p. 2: Slightly improved the wording of the last paragraph.
  • p. 11: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

July 22, 2016: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 2110 on 貌, titled "From the Looks of Things"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
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