Strangeness with radicals

So I just learned the kanji for festival, 祭, and it’s supposed to be composed of the radicals “tent” and “jackhammer”. I can see jackhammer, but is tent correct? It looks like it’s close but not quite. There are extra lines or bends that aren’t in that radical.

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Yes, the top of “festival” is originally a modified version of 月 and 又.

It does looks similar to the “tent” radical to some extent, so I guess they just decided to go with that. They go with similar looking radicals over adding new ones a few times.

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Yeah, this is the problem - sometimes radicals get a bit distorted There’s a similar case with “mask” radical:

sometimes it’s presented like this:
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And sometimes - like this:
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Shouldn’t 月 be ⺼ - Wiktionary ? It looks similar but according to wiki it’s a component form of ⾁ meat.
See also (if you’re interested) 祭 - Wiktionary " Ideogrammic compound ( 會意 ): (“meat”) + (“hand”) + (“altar, ceremony”) – the hand offers a piece of meat at the altar during a ceremony.

The top is not related to but may be corrupted to in calligraphy and handwriting. The left part is ⺼ twisted to the left (compare , ). The right part is a form of 又 . As to “hand” that’s the original meaning of 又 in Chinese.

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Well, 月 as a radical is often originally 肉 (WaniKani does not distinguish true 月 from にくづき), but yeah, I guess I just looked at the description too quickly.

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