Friday, 21 February 2014

Japanese Benten

Here's the Japanese equivalent of Sarasvati. You can see the Chinese influence on the iconography and painting style.

Dear readers I am bumping older blog posts done before I set up  a cross link with google+. As the widget that does this will not cross post (PRE)scheduled posts please use the Share button so other people can enjoy these posts. This is one of a sequence of 4 posts showing how depictions of Sarasvati changed from India to Japanese and elsewhere. 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Station EKI

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This word has 3 variant forms which I have have given in the Kai Ti font

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Mystery Horse

Looking up horse words for the  #yearoftheHorse I came across this word along with a brief but strange description but it was some kind of equinid described as a zebra with a red man and golden yellow eyes. A horse marked with a pattern?

The only explanation I can think of is a perhaps some kind of  rare now extinct breed of wild donkey or onager the large variety with stripes perhaps that extended up into its mane?

Every character has a story but this story seems to have been lost?

Anyone know more?