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9004Re: [SCA-JML] Tenkoku

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  • Elaine Koogler
    Jan 20, 2003
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      I know that the Chinese used what are termed the "great seal characters" for their seals. These are not just squared off characters/kanji, but rather an archaic form of their written language. You can see excellent examples of them if you can locate pictures of the bottoms of some of the early bronzes. I don't know, but my suspicion is that, as the Japanese frequently adopted Chinese culture wholesale, that this could be the case here as well.

      Kiri
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      From: Debbie Strub
      To: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 10:04 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Tenkoku


      I do know that it's much older than Kanji and is still used nowadays
      exclusively for seals. One site implied that it was just kanji characters
      that were rendered in a more linear or squared off fashion to make them
      easier to carve. I may have to do just that and fake it with kanji.

      YIS,

      Tsuruko

      At 03:44 PM 1/17/2003 -0900, Ii Saburou wrote:
      >Regrettably, no.
      >
      >You may want to research the seals--find the characters that you want (or
      >even characters with the elements you want), and look to see how they are
      >put together.
      >
      >I would also recommend looking into differences between modern and ancient
      >seals--I'm not sure what changes may have happened, but it might be a good
      >thing to look into.
      >
      >-Ii
      >
      >On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Debbie Strub wrote:
      >
      > > Greetings,
      > >
      > > I'm researching Japanese seals with the intent of making one for
      > myself to
      > > "sign" Baronial scrolls. Does anyone know where I can find information on
      > > writing the Tensho script? I've done some internet research and found
      > lots
      > > of places that will make one for me but I want to make it myself. Any
      > ideas?
      > >
      > > YIS,
      > >
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