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Flow like water in Kanji?

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Does anyone know how to properly write "flow like water" in Japanese kanji? Nagareru koto Mizu no gotoshi in hiragana I think. I took a year of Japanese in college but unfortunately was unable to come back to it when I entered my career field. I remember nagareru meaning flowing, and Mizu as water. From what I can gather gotoshi means “like” or “same as”. I can not remember koto other than meaning “thing”. I think it changes the meaning if used after a verb. In a forum I found 流如水 to be the correct kanji but I don't know entirely and I want this to be correct.
 

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I didn't realise it was the same forum. Yeah that is the right one. I know normally kanji is written from the top to the bottom. If it was written from left to right, would hiragana be used instead or is kanji still appropriate?
 

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Kanji is still ok. Direction of the writing doesn't influence which script to use.
However, when using only kanji it is quite likely a Japanese person will not recognize it as Japanese, and may assume it is Chinese.
 
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