I’ve been practicing writing kana and kanji on just regular english paper. I dont have any easy access to Japanese writing paper so I was wondering what a good guideline for spacing and size is…? Should kana and kanji fill up an entire row height? Are the little っ or ゃ , etc. supposed to be a half size of the others? Any other tips? Should I use graph paper or something?
Fill as much of the row height as normal - if you fill the whole row height, it’s just going to run into the line above. Small kana are about half-size, yes.
In an idealised animated world, it looks something like this:
If you want to try fancy Japanese kanji-grid paper, you can print it off yourself quite easily:
Note that you write vertically when using that paper.
This made me wonder if my whole childhood I was always writing in Spanish paper or if it was imported.
That looks like it makes sense but I still struggle to fit some of the more complex kanji into such a small space. Heheh. Thanks for the visual aid. I might try to print off some of that kanji-grid paper but reading/writing down still kind of hurts my head. Thanks!
I don’t know why I put English paper in there lol! I guess I just never thought about how standardized paper formatting is. Please excuse my ignorance.
And many people write “fullsize” kana at about 80% the size of kanji. Unlike in fonts.
Just friendly banter! You did make me spend like a solid minute thinking like… what’s English paper… what am I missing… full on red yarn on cardboard
I was honestly picturing an essay OP was supposed to be writing for English class. I was thinking “but… when did kanji come into the conversation”.
Or else some sort of white paper.
Apologies! haha. If you connect all the dots of the english paper conspiracy, it turns out I just have no idea what I’m talking about!
Clearly I’m terrible at explaining myself. I guess I just never thought about what to call writing paper… just writing paper obviously … derp!
I’d probably use “notebook paper” or “loose-leaf paper”. Writing paper kind of has a no lines feel to it in my head. Like fancy stationery. And now I’m overthinking it.
Totally off-topic, but what anime is that from? That looks like an interesting essay.