WHAT ARE KANJI LETTERS FOR HYDRANGEA?
Hydrangea says AJISAI in Japanese.
It’s an irregular reading word and none of these kanji letters has sounds of AJISAI.
Then why does it read Ajisai and mean hydrangea?
It’s said the origin came from a certain misunderstanding!
The Ajisai kanji first appeared in the Heian era (794-1192) in Japan.
A Japanese scholar found this word in a Chinese book and thought it hydrangea. So he recorded it in an encyclopedia and it became kanji letters for hydrangea in Japan.
But there was no hydrangea in China at that time. It’s said the flower was lilac or some other.
I think it’s okay because the kanji letters are very beautiful!
The first letter means “purple”, the second one does “the sun”, and the last one is “flower”. The kanji combination for hydrangea is elegant and poetic.
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