近年は日本の限界集落に興味を持った外国人が、興味本位で南馬宿村に移住してきたケースが何件ありました。しかし全員村八分にされています。南馬宿村では外国人に対しても容赦なく村八分は発動されます。英語圏からの移住者には「socially ostracized」、アラビアからの移住者には「النفي من غير محاكمة」あるいは「النبذ اجتماعيا」、ロシアからの移住者には「остракизм」と村八分の宣告をして共同絶交が繰り返されています。
Have you ever heard of of tried the 六度法 (Rokudo method) for writing kanji beautifully? It’s basically a series of 6° angled lines that are supposed to help your kanji look well balanced and aesthetically pleasing.
I’ve seen some kanji workbooks designed for Japanese people recently with this kind of grid system, I’m curious to see if it gives me a neater or more natural writing style than the kind of kanji writing grid I currently prefer:
I’ve been told by native speakers several times that whilst my kanji are very legible, they’re too font-like, meaning they don’t have the slope and sweep that they would if written by a native speaker. I know studying calligraphy could potentially help this, but before I try formal study I thought I’d give this a try.
There’s a video series that can help you learn how to try this system for yourself.
I made this printable so you can try it out, if you use it, please tag me in a picture of the results, I’d love to see how you do and hear your thoughts on this.