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1
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1一one

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One down, 2041 to go. ;)

2
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2二two

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two lines

3
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3三three

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one + two = three.

4
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4四four

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FOUR year-olds often put their FOOT (human legs) in their MOUTH - but they are too young to realize.

5
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5五five

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三 + two vertical lines = 5

6
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6六six

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Indicating 6 parts of the human body: head, body, 2 arms, 2 legs

7
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7七seven

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This kanji is our good old seven, turned upside down.

8
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8八eight

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“Hachi” (eight) begins with the sound of the #katakana “ha”#, and it’s approximately the same character.

9
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9九nine

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Warning - naughty reminderA woman in the doggie style position, waiting for my NINE inches.

10
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10十ten

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Two needles crossing marks the spot, or you can use the Roman character for ten (rotated 45 degrees).

11
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12日day

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Circle with a smile• kanji can mean sun or day or a tongue wagging in the mouth.

12
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13月month

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A pic of akin, with the 2 horizontal line representing the left eye and mouth of the mythical “man in the moon” and one month if course is one cycle of the moon.

13
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14田rice field

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Bird’s eye view of a rice field.

14
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15目eye

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Round the edges and you’ll get an eye.

15
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16古old

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Remember a tombstone

16
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17吾I

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One place in our body where we have five senses are concentrated in the head, which has 5 mouths. 2 noses, 2 ears, and 1 mouth.

17
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18冒risk

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Looking up to the sun will risk your sight.

18
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19朋companion

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Flesh of my flesh. Adam and Eve. First companion. Flesh of mah flesh nigga

19
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20明bright

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Sun rule over the day and the moon to rule the night.

20
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21唱chant

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You have one mouth that’s making no noise (choir master) and two mouths with wagging tongues. (Minimum for a chorus)

21
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22晶sparkle

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If you hold up a diamond up to the sun, you will see 3 suns sparkling.

22
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23品goods

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Indicates everywhere or heaps of. Think of goods in a modern society, we think if what had been mass produced. The masses of open mouths waiting like fledglings in a nest to continue.

23
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24呂spine

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Two vertebrae in a spine connected together by a single stroke.

24
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25昌prosperous

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We speak of prosperous times as sunny, what could be more prosperous than a sky with two suns in it?

25
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26早early

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Call it sunflower. Sunflower with needles for stems. The sense of earth is easily remembered if one thinks of he sunflower as the early riser in the garden, because the sun also has it’s favorites.

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27旭rising sun

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Japanese flag attached to a baseball bat.

27
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28世generation

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3 tens make a generation.

28
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29胃stomach

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Brain being held up by the flesh. Is part of the body what keeps the brain functioning.

29
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30旦nightbreak

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Normally we refer to daybreak, but Japan refers to pep I g if the night. Hence the choice of this rather odd keyword, nightbreak. The single stroke in the bottom represents the floor or horizon over which the sun is poking it’s head.

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31胆gall bladder

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Part of the body and nightbreak. Don’t let the sun set on your anger. The gallbladder filters anger.

31
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32亘span

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Sunrise sunset sunrise sunset. You can see the sun going to the floor to the ceiling. Marking it day by day, the span of our lives.

32
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33凹concave

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Perfect image for concave lenses.

33
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34凸convex

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Perfect image for convex lenses.

34
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35旧olden times

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A walking stick is necessary for days of olden times. Since days do get old too. Good old days is what you have to remember.

35
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36自oneself

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Pictograph of the nose, that little drop if Mother Nature between your eyes. Japanese refer to pointing themselves in the nose.

36
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37白white

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White is a mixture of primary color, both for pigments and for light, as we both see when a prism breaks up the ray of the sun. Hence, a single drop of sun spells white.

37
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38百hundred

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Japanese refer a person’s 99th bday as white year because white is the kanji you are left if you subtract one from a hundred.

38
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39中in

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Walking stick and mouth to put things in your mouth,

39
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40千thousand

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Have a look at the drop above and the yen below. Now put the elements together by thinking if squeezing two more zeros out if an eye dropper alongside the number ten to make it thousand,

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41舌tongue

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Thousand mouths able to speak the same language. Sharing a common tongue. Take this image literally; a single tongue being passed around from mouth to mouth.

41
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42升measuring box

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Little wooden box that Japanese use for measuring things, as well as for drinking sake. Imagine the outside spiked with one thousand needles and the quant little measuring box becomes a drinker’s nightmare.

42
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43昇rise up

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Sun and measuring box. A sun rise out of a box.

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44丸round

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Speak of round numbers or rounding a number off, meaning to add insignificant amount to bring it to the nearest 10. If you add a wee bit of the tiniest drop to nine, you end up with a round number.

44
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45寸measurement

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A small measurement before the metric system. A bit over an inch. In the old system it was one-tenth of a shaku. The picture represents one drop if a ten. (With a hook!)

45
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46専specialty

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Ten fields glued together. Is a specialty of one’s “field” of endeavor or competence. In fact, few people remain content with a single specialty and usual extend themselves in other fields as well.

46
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47博Dr.

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Person who specializes on needles is a Dr. The drop of specialty stands for the period in Dr.

47
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48占fortune-telling

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A divine rid with a mouth. None other than fortune-telling.

48
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49上above

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Magic wand standing above a floor. “Magically you might say.

49
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50下below

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We see our famous magic wand hanging below the ceiling.

50
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51卓eminent

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The word eminent suggests a famous it well-known person. Think of the world’s most eminent magician as one who uses a sunflower for a magic wand,

51
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52朝morning

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Moon fading off into the first light of morning, and to the left, the must that falls to give nature a shower to prepare it for the coming heat. If you can think of the moon tilting over to spill mist on your garden.

52
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53只only

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“It’s ONLY one if it’s kind”PAC - MANSmall legs, big mouth

53
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54貝shellfish

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Eye and animal legs. A shell fish with two small legs sticking out, it can’t walk at all. It also has a huge eye.

54
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55貞upright

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Clams and oysters are incapable of walking up right. It would take a magician and his trusty wand to do such thing.

55
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56員employee

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Shut up by putting clams in your mouth and do your work. You fucking employee!

56
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57見see

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Eye and human legs.

57
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58児newborn babe

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Olden times, those days so old that they need a walking stick to walk around. Bottom part is a lively newborn baby walking around olden time’s legs. Meaning the circle if birth-and-death goes on.

58
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59元beginning

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Two human legs represent Adam and Eve, which depicts the beginning of everything.

59
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60頁page

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Turn shellfish into a page of a book: the ONE up top tells us this is a short book with only one Page. It is called the Pearl of Wisdom. It includes one single drop of radiant wisdom. *takes the unrelated meaning of head (1549)

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61頑stubborn

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Refers to blockhead, the stubbornness of one who stick to an idea or plan just the way it was in the beginning, no matter how much things have changed.

61
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62凡mediocre

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Nothing is more mediocre than a drop in the wind

62
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63負defeat

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Bound up shell. It is a sign of defeat to shell to shell combat. :(

63
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65句phrase

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Bound up words from a mouth equals a phrase. “I love you so fucking much”

64
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66肌texture

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A part of the body that gets exposed to the wind changes your skin into a different texture

65
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67旬decameron

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The story of Decameron is about a group of people being bound up for ten days.

66
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68勺ladle

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If you want to bind up drops of anything, get a ladle bitch.

67
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69的bull’s eye

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White bird and ladle, easily suggest the image if Billy’s eye

68
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70首neck

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Imagine a moose head on a wall. It had horns, and a BIG nose! Poor guy…

69
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71乙fish guts

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Represents the second position in the old Chinese zodiac, which Japanese use as another way if enumeration, same way as Roman numerals for English. Pure, tasteful, quaint, and fish guts, easy to remember because it looks like a fish hook.

70
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72乱riot

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Manners are set aside in this kanji. What it depicts is a rioting tongue, it gets barbed like a fishhook, and sets to attacking the opposition, to hook them as it were.

71
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73直straightaway

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Needle and eye, eye of a needle. A fishhook that has been straightened it and it’s barb removed so it can pass the eye if the needle.

72
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74具tool

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Table full of carpenter’s tools of all sorts, each equipped with its own eye so it can keep watch of what you’re doing with it.

73
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75真TRUE

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Eye of the needle which combines with tool to give us a measure of what is true and what is not.

74
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76工craft

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Looks like an I beam that is used in construction work on buildings and bridges, gives us the character for craft in general.

75
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77左left

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By one’s side and craft. The left have traditionally been considered the “sinister” side, where dark and occult crafts are cultivated.

76
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78右right

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Imagine a little mouth hanging down by your side, like a little voice of conscience-telling you the RIGHT thing to do:

77
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79有possess

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Slab of meat hanging dangling BY THE SIDE, perhaps from a belt or rope tied around the waist. Think of an evil spirit in possession one’s soul, who can be exorcized by allowing fresh meat to hang by one’s side

78
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80賄bribe

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We have shellfish and possess. Think of shellfish as currency in the ancient times. One who possessed by shells is likely to abandon any higher principles to acquire more and more wealth. These are easiest to bribe with shells.

79
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81貢tribute

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Tribute has a double-meaning in english: Honor paid freely and money collected by coercion. This ancient craft of getting money by calling it a tribute had given way to name closet to those Who pay for it: a tax.Coercion: the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.

80
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82項paragraph

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When we think of paragraph, We immediately think of a heading device to break a text into parts. Hence, we define paragraphing as the heading craft to remember this kanji

81
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83刀sword

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Depicts the handle of the sword

82
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84刃blade

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Think of a dagger as a razor BLADE, and it shouldn’t be hard cutting yourself. Look, a drop of blood is clinging onto a blade.

83
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85切cut

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Seven means diced, and to the right of it is blade. Think of a chef who drank too much dicing people with his knife instead of his sushi.

84
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86召seduce

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A sword or dagger posed over a mouth is how the character for “beckoning” is written. The related yet less tame key word deduce was chosen because it seemed to fit better with the how we put it - the Freudian implications of this kanji.

85
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87昭shining

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Let the keyword suggest shining One’s shoes. The purpose of them to seduce to shine on then for all to see.

86
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88則rule

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Depicts a clam alongside a saber. Think of digging for clams in an area where there are gaming rules governing how large a find has to be before you keep it. Open the clam and measure how long as the rules say to be. (If small release)

87
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89副vice-

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Vice means second in command. The great and flashing saber to the right. (Usual location) wealth on the left to combine to create an image of dividing one’s property to share to the vice-wealth holder.

88
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90別separate

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Samurai away from his saber. To be bound up with a rope and unable to get his saber leaning over a few feet away from him. The samurai opens wide with a distraught scream of agony.

89
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91丁street

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A street sign, looks like one.

90
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92町village

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Street signs standing at the corner of the rice fields depict village limits.

91
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93可can

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“Little engine that could is a keyword. Imagine determined locomotive puffing up the mountain spitting railroad spikes out it’s mouth saying “I think I CAN I think I CAN!”

92
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94頂place on the head

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Nail head. Hitting the bail on the head is a metaphor, now someone not knowing it would give someone great torment.

93
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95子child

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Depicts a child wrapped up in one of those handy cocoons that Japanese mothers fix to their backs to carry around young children who cannot get around by themselves. The head is popping up for air, legs are wrapped up, arms are clinging around.

94
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96孔cavity

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Children fear dentist more than anything. Imagine a dentist using a hook to perform on the child. To pry open the mouth,

95
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97了complete

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Looks like a child but had it’s arm tucked in. This a child’s arm wrapped up into the back-sack. The child is tired, it is a job successfully completed.

96
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98女woman

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Squatting woman, two legs at the bottom and arms. Draw the character to remember the grace of itX

97
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99好fond

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To be fond of someone. Has a gentleness to it. A woman fondling her child.

98
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100如likeness

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Mouth of a cave is the likeness to a woman’s womb

99
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101母mama

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Boobs

100
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102貫pierce

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Mama and oyster, imagine getting a piercing an ear so that it can hold a MOTHER of pearl you just wrestled from an OYSTER

101
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103兄elder brother

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The one with the big mouth represents an elder bro.

102
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104克overcome

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Needle and teenager. One of the hardest thing to overcome for a teen is drugs. Many of them fall into the shadow of the needle.

103
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105小little

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Not little as in little bit. Little as in tiny. Three little drips, the first if which is written larger so that the kanji takes shape. Little little, nothing but little.

104
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106少few

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The drop at the bottom that has been extended into a longer diagonal stroke leaning left. This happens because a single, isolated drop will never appear beneath it’s relative primitive in it’s normal size, for fear it would drop off and get lost. Let the tiny drop indicate a further belittling of what is already little-thus making it a few of something little.

105
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107大large

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Pictograph of a person taking up the entire character. Giving the sense of large.

106
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108多many

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Many moons ago, meaning of once upon a time. Here we have two moons. One too many.

107
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109夕evening

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Evening adds a nice formality or romanticism to the word night. Imagine a night sky with a cloud passing over it.

108
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110汐eventide

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Eventide (evening) perfect blend of picture and idea in this kanji to play on the English word, nightfall. Even tide: drops if water inching their way up the shore in the evening.

109
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111外outside

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Evening and magic wand, bringing your magic wand out into the evening air makes your magic much more powerful than if you were to stay indoors. Evening magic takes you outside.

110
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112名name

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Custom of the African Tribes. The father creeps into his hut to see his newborn baby. On the night of the birth, the father whispers the child’s name into it’s ear. At evening time, a mouth pronounces the name that will accompany one throughout life.

111
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114肖resemblance

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Simple, kind of like the chip off the old block, they both have the same RESEMBLANCES. Character says little bit of flesh. Little bit of the block.

112
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115硝nitrate

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Nitric acid eat its way through a lot of substance. Imagine pouring it over a rock seeing sparks flying as it makes a hole through the rock.

113
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116砕smash

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Baseball and needle. Ball is the rock and the bat smashes into little pieces of needle.

114
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117砂sand

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Good sand for beaches has few or no stones in it.

115
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118削plane

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Long before the carpenter’s plane, they used machetes or savers to smooth out their woodwork. Be amazed at the speed and agility with which the adept can plane a hunk of wood into shape. Indeed you can see sparks fly from their sabers.

116
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119光ray

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Little and Human Legs. Line in the middle is for aesthetics(without it it’s ugly). Imagine those small particles of dust around the light-rays that will come through your window, imagine them as little disembodied human legs.

117
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120太plump

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Plump is a word that sounds like the meaning. Think of a ample-bodied (fat but polite) person falling into a sofa like a large drop if oil plopping into a fishbowl-Kerr plump.

118
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121器utensil

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Shows a st Bernard stretched out on the table all stuffed and stewed with veggies. Paws in the air and an apple in it’s mouth. Each corner awaits an empty mouth, waiting for the utensils to arrive so the feast can begin.

119
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122臭stinking

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St Bernard is alive and well, it is sticking it’s nose up sniffing suspiciously after something STINKING. A dog with a big cartoon nose.

120
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123妙exquisite

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When we refer to a woman as exquisite, we mean to praise her as the sort of person we meet but Few and far between

121
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124省focus

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Focus is easy. To focus you need to use your eyes to look at the few important matters. Kanji suggest picking ups few things and holding them before one’s eye in order to focus on them better.

122
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125厚thick

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Thick depicts a child abandoned out on the wild cliffs, exposed to the heat of the sun, and thus doomed to develop a head and skin as thick as the parent who left it there.

123
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126奇strange

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Mouth and can. Focus on mouth and nails. Imagine the fictitious column in the Sunday funnies, featuring a St. Bernard with his mouth nailed shut because be was hitting the keg around his neck too hard… Strange Bernard…

124
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127川stream

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Stream falls down in straight lines

125
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128州state

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Drops of land rising up out of a stream, creating a kind of sandbar or breakwater. State-line is drawn between states separated by a river.

126
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129順obey

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Stream…head. Is the meaning of obey. Either one obeys the person who is head of an organization or else obeys by following the stream of opinion. (“Current” practice, we call it)

127
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130水water

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A walking stick being dropped vertically into the water, sending droplets in different directions

128
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131氷icicle

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The extra drop added to the left, is a splash caused by a walking stick in the water to form an icicle. You can see little crystallizations of five pointed stars inside of it, which we shape in this kanji.

129
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132永eternity

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Nothing to do with water. William Blake said “infinity in a grain if sand and eternity in an hour” top to bottom we get eternity in a drop of water.

130
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133泉spring

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Hot springs consist of WHITE spring bubbles in the water.

131
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134原meadow

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Not a flat meadow but a mountain meadow. Think of little springs bubbling up across the meadow to form a sort of path that leads you to the brink of a precipitous cliff. Imagine that girl skipping down the meadow dodging the springs but falling down the cliff.

132
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135願petition

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Since it suggests someone of high power, let us think of a gigantic wizard of oz head located in the middle of the flowery meadow we used in the last frame. Picture people kneeling before it, petitioning for whatever it is they want. (Scarecrow wanted brains, the lion, courage, and the tin man a heart. What about you?)

133
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136泳swim

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Knowing children likes swimming, imagine of ETERNAL bliss than an endless expanse of WATER to swim in without a care in the world.

134
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137沼marsh

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Marshlands are low and near a source of water that feeds then until they get soggy through and through. Land becomes marshy because it felt thirsty, means it is SEDUCING WATER over to it’s side.

135
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138沖open sea

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Middle of a great body of water, suggest you are in the open sea

136
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139江creek

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Unlike rivers, the ocean, the lake, and the pond, the creek is often no more than a dribble of water trickling down a gully. We’ve all made our own creeks, find a mainstream of water and take the path into dryland. The creek is thus a lesson in water-craft.

137
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140汁soup

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To make soup, the begins with water and the. Starts adding things to it, often leftovers from the icebox. This is how the thick soup or stew called “seven-in-one” is made. Even better, this soup gives us a ten-ingredient soup.

138
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141潮tide

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To get the meaning of the keyword tide, Just think of it in connection with the character for eventide that we learned back in frame 115we have morning tide, it’s complement.

139
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142源source

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Water and meadow. Source suggests the place where water comes from. In this case, under the meadow, where we just saw a breaking the surface and those bubbly little springs.

140
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143活lively

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Let me speak of a lively personality or lively party, we immediately think of a lot of chatter. This kanji depicts the idea of lively by having tongues babble and splash around like flowing water.

141
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144消extinguish

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Water is useful to extinguish fire. It’s drop of water hits one spark of the conflagration

142
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145況but of course

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Picture yourself ready to go off on your special first date as a TEENAGER, and having your mother grill you about your manners and ask you embarrassing questions about hygiene. “Did you have a good shower?” “But of course…” You reply annoyed.

143
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146河river

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It is a step up from stream. It’s a full-size river. The water to the left tells us what we are dealing with, and the can at the right tells us about our “little engine that could”has now become amphibious and is checking down the mighty Mississippi like a regular riverboat

144
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147泊overnight

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When you stop at an inn for an overnight rest, all you expect is a bit if water for a wash and clean “white” sheets.

145
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148湖lake

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Water, old, fresh. Have heard of legends of people being abandoned in the mountains when they had become too old to work. Well, here is a legend about people being sent adrift in the waters of a stormy lack because their FLESH had gotten too OLD to bear the burdens of life.

146
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149測fathom

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Left is water, right is ruler. Meaning when someone owns water, they fathom it. Depict yourself in a body of water, stretching your arms as far as possible screaming “all mine!”

147
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150土soil

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Is a pile of soil on top of the ground.

148
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151吐spit

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You trip and have a MOUTHful of DIRT… All you can do is SPIT.

149
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152圧pressure

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PRESSURE causes erosion on top layer of the lower layer. See a CLIFF with no trees around, one step will cause a landslide.

150
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153埼cape

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The cape pictured here is a jut of land like Cape Cod. Soil is la d, the strange on the right tells us it is a cape where unusual things go on. Put a haunted house on it, an eerie sky overhead, and a howling wind rustling through the trees, and yourself a picture of Cape Strange. (Or cape Odd)

151
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154垣hedge

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It is not your ordinary suburbs shrubbery. The miraculous hedge of briar roses that completely spanned the castle grounds in which sleeping beauty lay for 100 years.

152
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155圭squared jewel

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Depicts a mammoth sized precious stone, several feet high, made by piling up large heaps of soil on top of one another.

153
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156封seal

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Seal (letter you have written preparing to close) instead of wax, we use glue and a sprig of ivy on the outside. Memorable way to SEAL your secrets.

154
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157涯horizon

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After seeing water constantly for months on end. the joy on your face and relief when seeing those ivy clad cliffs of a land in the distance on the horizon.

155
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158寺Buddhist temple

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You have heard of people “attaching” termselves to a particular sect? Here is a chance to take that metaphor literally and imagine some fellow walking into a Buddhist temple with a fervent resolve to attach himself to the place. There is plenty of land around the precincts you simply pick out a suitable patch, brush some GLUE on the soles of your feet and you are attached to a BUDDHIST TEMPLE.

156
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159時time

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Time is the sunrising over a Buddhist temple. Monks meditating pondering about things

157
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160均level

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The LEVEL in this key word refers to is not the carpenter’s tool but rather the even surface of a thing. It pictures soil being scooped up into a ladle and then made level (apparently because one is measuring soil) the excess drops of soil are brushed off the top, which accounts for the added drop at the ladle’s edge.

158
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161火fire

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Depicts fire

159
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162炎inflammation

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Fire belongs in a hearth, not OVER it. When the fire spreads to the rest of the house, we have an inflamed house. And as with any INFLAMMATION, including the ones that attack our bodies, the danger is always that it might spread if not checked.

160
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163煩anxiety

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Inevitable frustrations is the existential condition of anxiety. The HEAD is set afire, causing deep torment or spirit. (A head ache)

161
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164淡thin

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Water related INFLAMMATION is dehydration. Imagine someone who is dehydrated, they would be shrivel up and look very very THIN.

162
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165灯lamp

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Since it is very hard to read by the FIREPLACE without going blind from the flickering flames or burning up from the heat, our ancestors invented a way to NAIL down a bit of that fire, just enough to light up the text of their evening newspapers and no more. Voila! The lamp.

163
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166畑farm

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These two things are important for farmers, a warm HEARTH to keep warm and a well-plowed field to grow one’s crop during the day.

164
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167災disaster

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Of all disaster, this kanji picks Floods and Fires. Think if natures’s solution to natures’s own problem: a great FLOOD pouring down over a great forest FIRE.

165
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168灰ashes

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What do you do with the bucket of ashes from the fireplace? You walk to the cliff and you pour it out.

166
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169点spot

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When looking at fire for a long time, it gives you spots on your vision. Think of a WITCH’s CAULDRON and you looking at it when she is giving a FORTUNE to tell.

167
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170照illuminate

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To make something shine. If you glaze a pot and put it into the OVEN to FIRE it, you in infact illuminate it.

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171魚fish

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Three elements: bound up…rice field…cooking fire. The story: first a fish is caught and BOUND UP on a line with it’s unfortunate school-mates; when the fisherman gets home, he cuts off the head and tosses it, with the entrails, out into the RICE FIELDS for fertilizer; the rest sets in a skillet over a cooking FIRE for his supper.

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172漁fishing

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This kanji is for the profession of fishing adds yet another element BEFORE the others: namely the water, where th fish was happily at home before being caught, disemboweled, and eaten. Be sure to have a clear image of water.

170
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173里ri

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On top we see the RICE FIELD, and below we see the element for land. Those 4 sections you see in the rice field are actually measurements of LAND. Much the same as farm-sections in the U.S have given us the notion of a “country mile” lThe land division based on the size of a rice field is called Ri.

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174黒black

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Like most things electrical, a COMPUTER, too can overheat. Imagine FLAMES pouring out of it and charting the keyboard, the monitor, and your desk sooty black color.

172
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175墨black ink

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Besides meaning black ink, it also appears in the word for an inked string that is pulled taut and snapped to a mark a surface. Here it is used to mark off the DIRT with BLACK lines for a football game. (Played on a white field I assume)

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176鯉carp

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The same carp you see in Japanese “carp streamers.” Only here we find a small home COMPUTER or two strung on the line by a father anxious for his son not only o have the courage and determination of a carp swimming upstream, but also the efficiency and memory of a COMPUTER.

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177量quantity

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Think of quantity as having to do with measuring time and distance, the rest is simple: you have a quantity of time in the new day that begins from NIGHTBREAK and a quantity of distance in the rural Ri.

175
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178厘rin

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One RIN is equal to about 1/1000 of a yen–or rather was worth that much when it still made economic sense to mint them. The kanji shows a CLIFF with a COMPUTER under it, apparently because it has been pushed over into the abyss by someone fed up with that POS. the total market value of that POS COMPUTER is about one Rin!

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179埋bury

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When we speak of burying something ( or someone) we usually mean putting them under GROUND. Only here, we are burying out beloved COMPUTER that has served us so well these past years. Behind us a choir chants, and there is much grief among the people as they pass by to shovel a little dirt into what will be it’s final resting place.

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180同same

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One mouth under the good. The SAMENESS that characterizes a group of monks. They all have the SAME habits, including the habit they wear on their backs. Here we see the monk’s cowl, drawn down over the eyes so that all you can see when you look at him is MOUTH. One mouth under a hood is the sameness of monastic life.

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181洞den

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If we keep the image of the monastic life as an image for SAME, we can picture a den of wild beasts dressed up in habits and living the common life in a modern cavern. To bring in the element of WATER we need to only give then a sacred “puddle” in the center of the den, the focus of all their pious attentions

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182胴trunk

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The word trunk refers to the part of the BODY that is left when you have “truncated” all the limbs, think of a lumberjack, cutting corpses all in the SAME way so they can be floated downstream without causing a BODY-jam.

180
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183向yonder

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Referred to as “over YONDER”. It is usually far off in the distance and barely within sight–like a WEE DROP in the distance and is used for pointing 4 directions. We see a helmet dude with no nose nor eyes, he is jabbering with his mouth, saying his spaceship is OVER YONDER (tiny drop)with it’s fuel empty.

181
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184尚esteem

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above we see the primitive LITTLE attached to GLASS CANOPIES, you might use to display a family heirloom. The LITTLEness is important, because what is in fact on display is the shrunken, stuffed, and mounted mouth of an ESTEEMED ancestor. We may be used to ESTEEMING the words out forebears leave behind, but here we also esteem the very MOUTH that spoke them.

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185字character

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Character for character itself. Not just kanji, but to hieroglyphs to Sanskrit. It shows us a child in a house . But take advantage of the meaning to note that just as a CHILD born to a Japanese house is given CHARACTERS for it’s name.

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186守guard

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The whole point of hiring GUARDS is to have them stick like glue to your house. Now no baddies can break and enter. Thanks GUARDS!

184
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187完perfect

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To not confuse the key word perfect, look at the Latin roots. “per-factum” suggests something so “thoroughly made or done” that nothing needs to be added to it. We see a house built PERFECTLY from top to bottom.

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188宣proclaim

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Think of the key word in it’s religious sense if missionary preaching: “PROCLAIMING the good. Red to all nations” and “shouting it from the housetops” that should be enough to help you remember this kanji. Used in missionary work and advertisements.

186
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189宵wee hours

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Refers to the late evenings to the early mornings. Picture a HOUSE with a CANDLE in it: who ever is living there is “burning the candle at both ends,” and working night after night into the WEE HOURS

187
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190安relax

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Imagine yourself relaxing after a hard day’s work: the scruffy and weary WOMAN of the HOUSE slouched asleep in the living room chair, her hair in curlers and a duster lying on her lap.

188
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191宴banquet

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To carry on from the relax kanji, we note that the entire DAY of work that comes between a WOMAN and her HOUSE is preparing a dinner banquet, pictorially “interrupting” her relaxation.

189
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192寄draw near

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Let the idea of drawing near suggest something dangerous or eerie that one approaches with fear and trembling. Here we see a STRANGE HOUSE. This STRANGE HOUSE draws near anything like it, otakus, furries, fucking weirdo’s are lured to DRAW NEAR.

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193富wealth

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One mouth and ten fields, all kept under one house is a sign of wealth.

191
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194貯savings

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Trying to think of savings as actual money. The only difference is that our currency is not paper bills, it is SHELLS. The NAIL under the roof of the HOUSE points to a hiding place in the rafters on which one strings up Inez’s SHELLS for safekeeping.

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195木tree

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Here indicates a tree, the vertical stroke and the boughs(branch) in the long horizontal strokes. The two strokes sweep down in both directions are the roots

193
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196林grove

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A grove is a small cluster of trees. Unlike 森 which has more trees. This gives us the simple picture of a few trees

194
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197森forest

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A forest is a large expanse of TREES or “trees, trees everywhere”

195
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198桂Japanese Judas-tree

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Unless you are a botanist, you are not likely to know what a Japanese Jusas-tree looks like, and probably never heard of it. We define as a TREE with IVY growing down it’s branches in the shape of a hangman’s rope.

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199柏oak

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In the roman story of Diana the Huntress, he WHITE berries of the mistletoe that grew in the branches of the TREE were “golden” to her.”

197
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200枠frame

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Something made out of a TREE, perhaps a wood, is in a 90 degree angle 4 times, which creates a frame for your beloved pictures

198
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201梢treetops

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In Northern European myths goes, when the days get shorter and shorter, they think it will leave us for good. So what they would do is leave CANDLES atop of TREES so it would lure the sun back. This eventually turned into the customs to Christmas, but it is more complex than that.

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202棚shelf

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One think of books as good COMPANIONS, but her is the SHELF we store them on that is te COMPANION. The reason this is obvious is because it it is made out of the same stuff… WOOD. WOOD YOU LIKE TO BE MY FRIEND BOOK?

200
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203杏apricot

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Since APRICOTS can be eaten as just as they fall from the TREES, picture this MOUTH agape at the bottom of a tree (just as the elements have it), waiting for apricots to fall into it. Mouth under the Tree