|Metal kanji for printing
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In the same way that there are various ways of writing English, both in handwriting and in type, Japanese has many different ways of being written.
There are two main styles of writing Chinese characters,
A variant of traditional Chinese forms is Edomoji (江戸文字), Japanese calligraphic forms created during the Edo period (1603-1867).
Thanks to Jeff Schrepfer, Kouji Ueshiba, and seto-san for help with this entry.
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