Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

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Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by Mike Cash » Sat 06.20.2009 6:48 pm

Hand-written Japanese can appear very different from printed Japanese. I spotted this sign at work the other day and took a photo of it just to share with you guys.

If anyone chooses to reply to this post and include what the sign says, for the first couple of replies please use the "spoiler" tags so others can also have a chance to figure it out on their own.


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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Sat 06.20.2009 6:54 pm

Looks like
Spoiler:
住友
to me.
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by NocturnalOcean » Sat 06.20.2009 7:49 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:Looks like
Spoiler:
住友
to me.


Yeah that would be my guess as well. If not, I am totally lost.
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by becki_kanou » Sat 06.20.2009 7:55 pm

Yeah-
Spoiler:
住友
was my first thought as well.
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by Mike Cash » Sat 06.20.2009 8:13 pm

I expected you old hands wouldn't have any trouble with it. But I thought some of the beginners might find it interesting.
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by NocturnalOcean » Sat 06.20.2009 8:32 pm

Mike Cash wrote:I expected you old hands wouldn't have any trouble with it. But I thought some of the beginners might find it interesting.


And I am sure they will, it took me some time to decipher it, but then again I am not very used to Japanese handwriting yet. And as you point out, it is very different from the printed writing, and very often I have no chance at all reading it.
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by kurisuto » Sat 06.20.2009 9:01 pm

I sure did :) I checked the other answers - well, the answer, and it looks like I guessed right.

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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by furrykef » Sat 06.20.2009 9:53 pm

Looks like
Spoiler:
a scribble
to me. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by sei » Sat 06.20.2009 11:22 pm

I might have been able to figure out the top one... But the bottom one was a total scribble... After checking the answer, it does make a lot of sense though. But that's after cheating. :P
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by keatonatron » Sun 06.21.2009 7:22 am

I first thought it was 偉反... but then realized that that isn't a word, and I had gotten the kanji wrong for 違反.

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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by Hyperworm » Sun 06.21.2009 7:26 am

I like the fact that the pen didn't come completely off the paper even between the two kanji.
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by furrykef » Sun 06.21.2009 7:43 am

Isn't it common not to lift the brush/pen between kanji in scribbl -- err, cursive Japanese?
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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by AJBryant » Sun 06.21.2009 9:31 am

I just have to wonder if that's how bad the economy in Japan is, that that's the best kanban the bank could afford....


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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by becki_kanou » Sun 06.21.2009 8:01 pm

AJBryant wrote:I just have to wonder if that's how bad the economy in Japan is, that that's the best kanban the bank could afford....


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Re: Hand-Written Japanese (Photo)

Post by phreadom » Sun 06.21.2009 8:57 pm

This reminds me of the reason why they stress so much to learn stroke order... so when you see something like this you can almost guess it by stroke order alone.

I admit that I cheated and looked at the spoilers, but once I see those I can pretty much follow how they were written and it makes sense. :D
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