JOK Notebook

A Trip Around the World

Welcome to the 300th blog post! I love round numbers like that! 

Back in essay 1414 on 鐘 (bell), I wrote about a sweet known as 梵鐘 (ぼんしょう: temple bell, in which 梵 is non-Joyo), as it's shaped like a temple bell:

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 2085 on 奈 (ナ sound), 1 Radical Note, and 5 New-Monics

The 315th essay has posted! Essay 2085 on 奈 (ナ sound) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

A hiragana was created from 奈. This kanji helps people talk about hellish situations, but that’...

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On Deck

Essay 1682 on 把 (grasp) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

November 16: essay 1682 on 把 (grasp; grip; counter for bundles)

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On Deck

Radical Note 37 and Essay 2085 on 奈 (ナ sound) Are Coming Next

Here's what you can expect next on Joy o' Kanji:

November 8 or thereabouts: Radical Note 37 on 大, the "big" radical

November 9 or 16: ...

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Now Out: Essay 1385 on 徐 (slowly), 1 Radical Note, and 5 New-Monics

The 314th essay has posted! Essay 1385 on 徐 (slowly; gradually) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn to read signs about slowing down, and discover who the target audience is. Find out...

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