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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Kanji at a stroke (well, almost!), 3 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: First 100 Japanese Kanji Characters (First 100) (Paperback)
Probably the best book on writing Japanese/Chinese characters that I've come across.

The concept of publishing a series of volumes, each containing/describing 100 characters is simple but very effective. Each page gives useful space for practising writing the character drawn and described by the author (Eriko Sato) at the head of that particular page.

Not for the first time I found myself wondering how on earth any society could come up with such a complex system of writing, but there is no doubt that the characters, or Kanji, are most attractive when done properly (it is vital to make the strokes in the correct sequence). To obtain an authentic appearance it is also essential to to use a brush (available through Amazon; the easiest to use is what may be called a fountain brush, obviating the need to be continually using the traditional ink pad.

The whole writing experience I have found to be very relaxing and therapeutic.

Tuttle (the publishers) are to be congratulated.
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