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06-01-2000, 04:37 PM
I am in search of the kanji for sai, the three prong weapon.
I have not been able to locate it myself, either by book or web.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
PS - If you happen to know the kanji for kama (the sickle weapon), please send this as well.
"Fear is the thief of reason, and the murderer of trust."
06-19-2000, 05:41 AM
The answer I think is that the Kama of the town Kamakura is the kanji that you want...
No luck on Sai, though - can't help with that, though! Sorry...
06-19-2000, 08:46 AM
Hi Terrence !
When I saw your post an small idea came up in my mind. I´m not sure but the kanji you are searching for may be the kanji for SAI (rhino). I might have read something about a connection of this weapon and the animal, but I´m not sure. I´ll ask someone more professional.
Hope this helps
Bujinkan Dôjô Flensburg
06-20-2000, 07:50 AM
Hi again !
I asked my Japanese teacher and we searched the library for half an hour. It was very interesting but we are now nearly 100% sure that there is no kanji for sai.
For all those who are interested I found good information in the "nihon budo jiten". They also have many pictures in it which might help those who are not firm with the language.
06-30-2000, 09:04 AM
I looked it up in my dict. and I only found the meaning "hair needle or Hair dressing ascesoire(?) ". What is this book you mentioned ?
06-30-2000, 01:10 PM
Sorry I haven't replied sooner... life has been seriously hectic!
I truly appreciated all of the responses. I also have this reply to add:
Bo is #2750 in the compact Nelson's kanji dictionary.
Kama is #6326.
The others are written basically in katakana. I have never seen kanji for them.
There are online kanji dictionaries if you cannot get a Nelson's. Nelson's are available in most college bookstores or in a university library.
Many thanks to Kent for digging up the kanji for Sai.
As soon as I have a couple of minutes of free time, I'm going to post all of the kanji for all of the weapons I have. Share and share alike, I say!
I really must get a copy of Nelson's Kanji Dictionary. I have the NTC reference, but apparently Nelson's is more widely used.
Again, thanks for all the information!!
06-30-2000, 01:30 PM
I have ornamental hairpin as the definition.
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