asakiyume: (miroku)
[personal profile] asakiyume
Wakanomori is providing me with all kinds of interesting items these days. For today, have some cat kanji. It looks made up, doesn't it? But it's a bone fide form of seal script--that is, stylized kanji used for signature seals. The source is 篆楷字典 (Tenkai Jiten), a dictionary of seal script (tensho) and kaisho, a very clear, blocky style used in inscriptions.

Date: 2017-10-20 04:35 pm (UTC)
larryhammer: animation of the kanji for four seasonal birds fading into each other in endless cycle (kigo)
From: [personal profile] larryhammer
:-)

Date: 2017-10-20 06:14 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
How funny!

Date: 2017-10-20 06:36 pm (UTC)
osprey_archer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
Oh! So there are for something like signet rings? So someone's super-important signet could be one of those cats with two arms that look like an anime cat that's waving its arms to get the magical girl heroine's attention?

Date: 2017-10-23 12:26 am (UTC)
osprey_archer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
Wait, people still use these? I thought it was historical, like signet rings. WHY IS JAPAN SO COOL?

Date: 2017-10-20 06:58 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Viktor & Mordecai)
From: [personal profile] sovay
seal script that looks like cat kanji

It does! That's wonderful.

Date: 2017-10-20 07:06 pm (UTC)
pameladean: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameladean
How delightful!

P.

Date: 2017-10-20 09:35 pm (UTC)
boxofdelights: (Default)
From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
Bottom row, sixth from the right HAS to mean "ninja warrior cat". HAS TO.

Date: 2017-10-21 03:10 pm (UTC)
ivy: Two strands of ivy against a red wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] ivy
This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Second row from the bottom, three in from the left is clearly a cat in a sleeping bag.

Date: 2017-10-23 03:53 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (Kittenbus friends w/cats (theidolhands))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
That is delightful. *^^*

Date: 2017-10-25 07:42 am (UTC)
light_of_summer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] light_of_summer
This is very cool! It reminds me a bit of the "Dancing Men" from one of the Sherlock Holmes stories, only with cats. Do you happen to know the significance of any of the non-cat characters in the table? I notice that a lot of them look like duplicates, and am curious to know if they're definitions, or meta-data, or what.

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