Cursive Kanji


  1. First is the dot.
  2. One stroke: ‘<‘ along with the left side of the box is one stroke. However, when you are transitioning from ‘<‘ to the left side of the box, you slightly lift your brush so it still connects with each other but is not a thick line.
  3. Next is the top+right side of the box. Cursive emphasizes the flow/connection and ’roundness’ so make sure the corners are rounded.
  4. After that would be the two lines in the middle.
  5. One stroke: bottom line of the box connects with the ‘roof’. Start from the left side of the bottom line(left to right), then head back left to make the ‘roof’ all in one stroke.
  6. Next part is written in one stroke. Make sure you start where it is ‘invisibly’ connected to the right end of the ‘roof’ to make the タ。That middle line is the last stroke.



    1. The stroke order is the same as this. However, you write the middle and bottom horizontal line of 田 first before the middle vertical line that connects with カ.
    1. Top most line is first stroke. Next would be the line under the top most line written in one stroke.
    2. Last would be the little ‘X’ like image.


泰然自若(たいぜんじじゃく)・Taizen Jijaku・Be Calm, Be Yourself

    1. Stroke order is the same as this, but the 2nd and 3rd horizontal line are connected (slightly lift brush/put less strength on brush).
    2. After the vertical line down with a ‘hook’, the next one is written in one stroke. It would be the left and right part of the vertical line with the ‘hook’ as seen in the picture. When you cross over the vertical line, you do not lift your brush.
    1. The first stroke is similar to タ from 夢 (Kanji above), but when you write the little line in the middle it’s connected with the diagonal line.
    2. Next would be the slightly slanted vertical line down.
    3. Then, write the little branch from the slanted vertical line.
    4. Write the top dot.
    5. Last would be the three bottom dots starting from the left.
    1. This one is more simple so you can follow the normal strokes. The only ‘connection’ would be the bottom two middle lines.
    1. First is the dot.
    2. Next is the ‘<‘.
    3. Then, make ノ line following along with the horizontal line. Although you don’t see it connected together, again, it’s invisibly’ connected by the motion of the brush. Mine was kinda stiff looking I guess.
    4. Last would be the bottom part that almost looks like a ね all in one stroke. Start by writing downward with the part of the vertical line, then go back up slightly before making that rounded right part.


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