Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.


meaning: art, skill, plant
芸者 == geisha == geisha
学芸 == gakugei == arts and sciences, liberal arts

Top radical is 'plant'. This character originally referred to horticulture, and may have been extended in meaning from skill in horticulture to skillfulness in general. Henshall suggests taking the bottom strokes as 'two' (二) noses, and as a mnemonic: 'Two nosey people examine art of planting.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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