To Resist

Japanese Calligraphy by Nao

To Resist

This character 抗 is part of han and tei. Both mean resistance but they had slight differences. Han stresses what makes somebody resist. It usually implies disobedience. You can use the word when somebody disobeys their parents. Tei stresses the power to refuse something. Citizens’ resistance is expressed by this word.

The Order of Writing Strokes

  1. Write the short horizontal stroke.
  2. Write the vertical stroke with upward turn.
  3. Write the sweeping stroke rising upper-rightward.
  4. Begin to write the right-hand side. Write the dot on the top.
  5. Write the horizontal stroke touching the previous stroke.
  6. Write the sweeping stroke falling leftward.
  7. Write the hook consisting of horizontal stroke, a curve and an upward turn.

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