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A Study on Characteristic of Calligraphy Characters Part 2 Case of One Character of Calligraphy Letter “Kanji” and “Hiragana”

  • Zelong Wang
  • Mengyuan Liao
  • Kayo Yokota
  • Riichi Hagihara
  • Zenichiro Maekawa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9184)

Abstract

During long history of Kanji in china, “Kaisho” (Regular script), “Gyosho” (Semi-cursive script), “Sousho” (Cursive script) were born from 3rd century to 5th century. The Japanese improved a kanji and devised a Hiragana originally. “Kaisho” letter is form not to transform. “Gyosho” letter is the form transformed a little than it. “Sousho” letter is the form transformed more. Hiragana letter has thin, long and smooth form. 4 kinds of calligraphy letters are analyzed by using proposed system and characteristic of calligraphy letters were thrown into relief from three viewpoints. The technique to evaluate the characteristic of the shape of the writing brush style quantitatively is proposed in this study. This study is classified into three parts. Part-2 treats one character of calligraphy Letter “Kanji” and “Hiragana”. 188 characters are analyzed by using the proposed technique in part-1.

Keywords

Kanji Hiragana Iroha poem One calligraphy character 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zelong Wang
    • 1
  • Mengyuan Liao
    • 1
  • Kayo Yokota
    • 1
  • Riichi Hagihara
    • 2
  • Zenichiro Maekawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Fibro-ScienceKyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Hagihara sanngyo goshi Co.TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Future-Applied Conventional Technology CenterKyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan

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