Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the characters used in Bitcoin deutsch dokuga writing. Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system. This article contains IPA phonetic symbols.
Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For a list of words relating to kanji, see the Japanese-coined CJKV characters category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Japan, was written entirely in kanji.
Chinese characters first came to Japan on official seals, letters, swords, coins, mirrors, and other decorative items imported from China. The earliest Japanese documents were probably written by bilingual Chinese or Korean officials employed at the Yamato court. In ancient times paper was so rare that people stenciled kanji onto thin, rectangular strips of wood. These wooden boards were used for communication between government offices, tags for goods transported between various countries, and the practice of writing. The oldest written kanji in Japan discovered so far was written in ink on wood as a wooden strip dated to the 7th century.