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02 February 2007 @ 02:21 am
14 Valentines, post #1 - kanji icons
This is my first contribution to the 14valentines project. Today's featured cause is Women in Academics.

102 Kanji icons

Most of the original images come from www.tribalshapes.com, as do most of the translations. Please speak up if you spot an egregious error.

ETA: staranis has provided some additional information on a few of the Kanji symbols, so I have amended the labelling of the icons based on images 1, 15 and 74.

Comments are nice - credit is only necessary for the icons with text - the textless ones may be used as bases.

admiration and devotion (ETA "Shinpuku" means "to follow someone's orders with respect" (as in a master/servant relationship). It's a very submissive word.)
001 002

003 004

005 006

007 008

009 010

011 012

art and science, culture
013 014

artist (ETA a more specific meaning of Master Calligrapher)
015 016

017 018

beautiful from every side
019 020

021 022

023 024

beginning and end
025 026 027

028 029

belief, faith
030 031 032

blessing, benediction
033 034 035

036 037 038

039 040 041

042 043

044 045

046 047

048 049 050

051 052 053

054 054 055

charm, enchant, fascinate
056 057

058 059

060 061

062 063 064

courageous, brave, heroic
065 066 067

068 069

070 071

072 073

daughter (ETA: formal)
074 075

dauntless, intrepid, fearless
076 077

078 079

defend, protect
080 081

082 083

084 085 086

087 088

devotion, loyalty
089 090

091 092 093

094 095

dignity, pride (ETA: this is an old word)
096 097

098 099 100

101 102

Day #2 Kanji Icons #103 - #207
Day #3 Kanji Icons #208 - #273
Day #4 Kanji Icons #274 - #370
V-Day Kanji Icons #371 - #602

LadyCatladycat777 on February 2nd, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
Oh, these are gorgeous. I'm going to wait to see what else there is before I snag, but I will so be snagging. This is like the tattoo I desperately want and can't have :D
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I swear, they've taken longer to upload and code than they did to make. I have a lot more ready to go up, I just can't upload/name/tag/code any more right now. *g*

I haven't even looked at my flist yet today and it's already tomorrow here! *g*
Susan: catastrophist since 1982: atlantis jumperdaydreamer on February 2nd, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Really, really cool. I snagged "faith" (031) but may be back for more. :)
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)

They're there for the taking, and there will be more.:D
Celestial Navigator: stepdancingwook77 on February 2nd, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
These are quite quite lovely! I really in love with them. Gacked quite a few and will credit when I use!!!
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
Thank you. Save room for the rest! ;)
Ame: VDay Wank by allbottledupamejisuto on February 2nd, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Wow. These are great! Not taking any yet but they sure are pretty!
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, darlin'! Love your icon! LOL!
who said what now? - amejisuto on February 2nd, 2007 03:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
wojelahwojelah on February 2nd, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
These are wonderful. I've taken a bundle - 23-26, 51, 86. Thanks!
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Laura: 01druidspell on February 2nd, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous. As soon as I decide, I may be taking and crediting some of these. :D
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! Don't decide too soon - there are more on the way! *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: ja; ged [me]literati on February 2nd, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
very pretty! can't wait for the rest.

darkhavens: jensen mouth [literati]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! *uses co-ordinating mouth icon* *g*
tesserae_ on February 2nd, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
What gorgeous work! I love the typeface you've chosen for the English-language words...
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)

I went through several font in the first few sets but then stumbled onto 'Stylograph' and stayed with it. *g*

I have no idea where I got it from but Google would probably be able to help if you want it.
kitty_poker1: Kisskitty_poker1 on February 2nd, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
They're just beautiful, hon. You've done a wonderful job. Looking forward to more. *smooch*
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie!
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darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
the chicken is your superiorlavvyan on February 2nd, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Not taking any, but the idea alone is marvellous.
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
PL: yinyang - yellow and blueponders_life on February 2nd, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
102 Kanji icons
Gorgeous! I'm sure I'll take at least one, but will wait until you've posted them all (is there one for "ponder"? :).
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Re: 102 Kanji icons
Thanks! :D

I didn't have one for 'ponder', but I just googled and found a Kanji dictionary that lets you search using English and voila!

I can make one for you or you can make it yourself, whichever you prefer. :D
Re: 102 Kanji icons - ponders_life on February 3rd, 2007 04:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
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darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, you can read these! *is jealous*

Thanks for the info. I've added a bit of explanatory text where appropriate, and I'm so very glad that none of them were inadvertently rude or completely offbase. :D
sparrowhawk17: Pissysparrowhawk17 on February 2nd, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
These are great!! I snagged a couple and will credit....and I can't wait for the rest!
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)

The second set has just gone up, and there is still more to come. :D
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on February 2nd, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
These are very cool! Not snagging any just now, but I wanted to say they look very neat.
darkhavens: change [darkhavens]darkhavens on February 2nd, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)

I've always loved how beautiful and elegant Kanji can be. :D