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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Moon

Reading: GETSU, GATSU, tsuki

Strokes: 4

Etymology: A pictograph of a crescent moon with a pitted surface, which has gradually been tilted on its axis due to stylisation.*

Mnemonic: PITTED CRESCENT MOON

* Commonly interpreted as a moon behind wispy clouds, but this has lost some credibility.


Combinations: 

ไปŠๆœˆ (kongetsu) this month
ๆœˆ่ฆ‹ (tsukimi) moon viewing

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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