Near

Japanese Calligraphy by Nao

Near

chika-i, chika-zuku, kin, kon

The adjective chikai 近い means near. The opposite of chikai is i, which means far. Your neighborhood is kinjo.

The verb chikazuku means to approach. People or things around you stay at the place you call mijika.


The Order of Writing Strokes

  1. Write the sweeping stroke from the top.
  2. Write the sweeping stroke touching the previous stroke.
  3. Write the horizontal stroke.
  4. Write the vertical stroke.
  5. Write the dot in the upper left corner.
  6. Write the crooked stroke.
  7. Write the sweeping stoke falling slowly rightward.

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