A Dot, a Spot or a Point

"A Dot or a Spot" in kanji. Japanese calligraphy art by Nao.

“A Dot or a Spot” by Nao


Ten is a dot or a spot. It also means scores or grades in school subjects.

A decimal point is shō ten.”

A sunspot is kokuten.

Braille is tenji.

One’s shortcomings are ketten. On contrary, one’s good points are biten.

Another meaning of this character is to light or to turn on. So, tenka means ignition.


  1. The kanji for "A Dot or a Spot" with the stroke order and arrows showing directions.Draw the vertical stroke on the top.
  2. Draw the horizontal stroke touching the previous stroke.
  3. Draw the left side of the rectangle.
  4. Draw the upper and right sides of the rectangle.
  5. Draw the lower side of the rectangle.
  6. Draw the leftmost dot.
  7. Draw the dot next to the previous stroke.
  8. Draw the second dot from the right.
  9. Draw the rightmost dot.

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