Wanna be an evangelist of Japanese culture: dou(Kanji)

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Today, I want to introduce a kanji to you.

The word is "道".

This word has on-yomi and kun-yomi.
(If you don't know on-yomi and kun-yomi, please read a past entry of this blog!)

on-yomi : 道 / dou : =??
kun-yomi : 道 / michi : =road
This kanji's on-yomi doesn't have a meaning in the simple substance.
However, like "剣道"(kendo) and "柔道"(judo), it comes to have a meaning by combining with other kanjis.
*If you want to know about this kanji more, please leave comment on this blog!