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The mountain calls!

This month's kanji not only impresses with its logic and memorability, but should also do justice to the white season a little - in accordance with this Japanese preference and tradition, which also applies to the flower arrangement (ikebana), the poetry of haikus and the selection of scrolls for them Decorative niche (tokonoma) in Japanese houses etc. is strictly adhered to.

And in this icy time of skis and snowboards, sledges and snow chains (you have put on winter tires?), In which only snow limits apply, the good old mountain pass (in Japanese touge), the place where the mountains are passed, also has may or may not, again elementary importance.

In addition, he also shows us three elementary ways in which the kanji originate:

The kanji for mountain pass is a so-called combination of images, it is made up of several kanji: one of them is - as it is easy to assume - the symbol for mountain (yama).

Like the symbols for river or tree (ki), this is certainly one of the oldest and thus actually originated from illustrations (pictograms) or increasingly abstract drawings of a mountain or mountain landscape:


The signs for above and below on the other hand are so-called symbols; abstract terms could be represented logically recognizable with a few lines: sometimes it takes place above, sometimes below a baseline ...

                                    
Now the seemingly complicated sign for a mountain pass can be broken down and is almost self-explanatory: the crucial top and bottom of the mountain ...


If you are pedaling up or down the next mountain, remember our symbol and then paint it on your colleagues during après-ski!
Ski Heil!

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