Kukai, “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, “Sango Shiiki (三教指帰)”, 797 AD was the first book published by the Buddhist monk Kukai.  Legend has it that Kukai is the inventor of the “phonetic syllabary” used in writing the Japanese language.  The Japanese script … Continue reading Kukai, “Sangō Shiiki (三教指帰)”, 797 AD.