Complex Japanese Kanji symbols

June 1st, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by GD  

Japanese symbols have held a large sway over the world. They are everywhere. From tattoos to imprints on T-shirts, we come across them everywhere. They look appealing in terms of art and patterns, but behind each symbol or word is a complex set of techniques.

There are three sets of Japanese scripts. These are Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. The Kanji script is the one that is mostly used for tattoo patterns and prints on T-shirts. To know more about the Kanji script, one has to first know what the Kanji symbols mean.

The Kanji Symbols are Chinese characters, imbibed in the modern Japanese writing. The Symbols are ideographic in nature, each character representing an idea or an object, and not just implying a sound, as in with most language scripts. Kanji script can be read in two different ways and the pronunciation can be done in a number of ways.

The Japanese did not have their own writing script till the 4 th century A.D. It was during this time that they started taking in material from the Chinese. In subsequent years, the Japanese language borrowed heavily from various other languages, including Western Languages like English. Initially they started writing in classical Chinese script, forming a sort of hybrid of Japanese and Chinese scripts. This is how Kanji was born in the 712 A.D .

The Japanese symbols are used widely in Vinyl Stickers for cars. The unique combination of the characters and patterns make them very popular with the people.

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