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Buntaro

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Which is the correct kanji for ‘pattern’? 型? 形? I know that in karate they have ‘required kata’ or required forms a beginning karate practitioner must practice. I think they are called ‘required kata’ or ‘compulsory kata’. How to say ‘required karate kata’ in this way?
 

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Which is the correct kanji for ‘pattern’? 型? 形?
形 is more common in many schools, but 型 is also used mostly in Okinawan karate.

形(かた)
武道・伝統芸能・スポーツなどにおいて規範となる方式。「型」という漢字をあてることもある。

武道の形。剣道、居合道、柔道、空手道などの演武や形稽古に用いられる


現在では「型」ではなく「形」と表記する流派が一般的である
型と表記する流派は少林寺流など沖縄本来の古流空手に多い。


形 is used in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

種目
形(男子/女子)
空手の競技には大きく分けて「形」と「組手」がある。


I know that in karate they have ‘required kata’ or required forms a beginning karate practitioner must practice. I think they are called ‘required kata’ or ‘compulsory kata’. How to say ‘required karate kata’ in this way?
It's simply 形 (or 型).
 

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There are many Japanese proficient people here who would be more than happy to help you with kanji questions. What does this character mean? What is the character for such and such?
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No question is "too stupid", and we promise to be nice in our replies! (This is a thread to help, so negative comments are not welcome here!)
Hello Mikawa Ossan, hello everyone, I own an object sign in what I believe to be Kanji language. I would really appreciate if someone could help me find out what it says. I truly love Japanese art. Thank you all
 

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Hello Camille, I can't read it, but the writing and the seal say the same thing. It would be the artist's name.
Maybe one of our native Japanese posters can figure it out. (Or maybe a picture of the whole sign will help us figure it out?)
 

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Hi
Can someone please identify the 4th kanji in this image? The rest looks to me like 大阪梅(?)幼稚園講堂.
Thanks.
 

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Hello,
A friend of mine (not Japanese, just into the style) gave me this panel as a gift and told me it was something like "friendship is forever", but I was not able to verify it with the OCR system with Google translate, and it looks nothing like the Friendship Kanji.... Can someone tell me what it really means?
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It means eternal

 

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Hi, I've got this omamori, and I just can't figure out what it's supposed to mean. It looks like it starts with "new blood" or something, but not quite that, and I just can't figure it out. Thanks for help!
 

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There are many Japanese proficient people here who would be more than happy to help you with kanji questions. What does this character mean? What is the character for such and such?
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I would like help translating some characters please.
 

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I would like help translating some characters please.

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