車庫 Before going to the second paragraph, try

車庫

Before going to the second paragraph, try reading the characters on these old doors, and use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool on the kanji I’ve transcribed just below the photo if you need help.

These are both常用漢字 (general use kanji) and they make an interesting pair visually,  with the one on the left becoming an element in the other, where it’s partially enclosed by a component that’s referred to as a まだれ,  or sometimes as a ‘dotted cliff’ in English.

The first character is one of the first that beginning kanji students often learn,  but this reading is different from the one used when it stands alone.

Originally posted 2012-09-16 01:44:07.

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