Kukai 空海, “Sangō Shiiki (三教指帰)”, 797 AD.
Both Japanese kanji in stroke order; and, Japanese kanji with English were the topics of earlier blog posts. Kukai 空海, “Sango Shiiki (三教指帰)”, 797 AD was the first book published by the Buddhist monk Kukai 空海. Legend has it that Kukai is the inventor of the “phonetic syllabary” used in writing the Japanese language. The … Continue reading Kukai 空海, “Sangō Shiiki (三教指帰)”, 797 AD.