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stream (flood)
Falling down lines or drops like a river or a 'stream' flowing.
NB. 巛 When written on top
state
Drops of land rising out of a stream to form a 'state'.
obey
It is a good idea to 'obey' the stream head.
water
Drop a walking stick into 'water' and see the droplets sent in all 4 directions.
icicle
Water frozen into 'icicles' have crystallizations with 5 points.
eternity
You can add a drop of water to more water for 'eternity'.
spring
The white water that comes from a 'spring' below
meadow
"Sound of Music," fresh springs coming from within the cliffs and beautiful 'meadows'.
petition
"Wizard of Oz," we're off to a meadow to see the big head (wizard) to 'petition' him for our wishes.
swim
Water can 'swim' for an eternity.
marsh
Water seduced too much by the land creates a 'marsh'.
open sea
Water everywhere and to be in it is like 'open sea'.
creek
Directing water is the craft of making 'creeks'.
soup
In the water put 10 ingredients and you soon have 'soup'.
tide
Like eventide we also have morning 'tide'.
source
Water in the meadow is the 'source' of all water,
lively
'Lively' conversation is like a constant stream of water from the tongue.
extinguish

upside down RHS
Three drops of water to 'extinguish' a candle.
but of course
What color is the water after your older brother uses it to take a shower? 'but of course' its brown!.
river
A riverboat (going up the Mississipi) floating on the water going "I think I can" up the 'river'.
overnight
Water to wash you face and fresh white sheets is all you need to stay 'overnight'.
lake
The flat water in the 'lake' reflects the old moons face (fullmoon).
fathom
The water rule is not easy to 'fathom'.
soil (ground, dirt, land)
A mound of 'soil' with a cross on top.
spit
Anyone with a mouth full of soil will 'spit'.
pressure
Soil at the bottom of a cliff is a result of too much 'pressure' at the top.
cape
The land of 'cape' kidnappers is where many strange things happened.
hedge
The entire castles land was spanned with a huge 'hedge' of roses in "Beauty and the Beast".
squared jewel (ivy)
Precious dirt x precious dirt = 'squared jewel'.
'Ivy' covers ground here and ground down there.
seal
'Seal' secret letters by putting some ivy on it and glueing it on.
horizon
From the water to see cliffs of ivy on the 'horizon' must be a wonderful sight.
Buddhist temple
The people in a 'Buddhist temple' have glue on the bottom of their feet so they can't leave the land.
time
'Time' or days are measured by how many times the sun passes by a Buddhist temple.
level
Scooping up earth in a ladle then brushing off the additional drop to make the land 'level'.
fire (flames, cauldron, cooking fire, oven fire)
The arms of a person burnt alive with 'fire'.
inflammation
Fire spreading up from the initial fire is like 'inflammation' of a sore, where heat spreads.
anxiety
'Anxiety' is like a flame burning by your head.
thin
A 'thin' person is someone with water inflammation or "dehydration".
lamp
Fire nailed down so as not to flicker in a 'lamp'.
farm
Big fireplace and a rice field, the necessities for a good 'farm'.
disaster
The 2 worst disasters rolled into 1, a flood crashing down on a huge fire.
ashes
Cavemen always made their fires at the bottom of cliffs, then used the 'ashes' to write on the walls.
spot
Fortune telling using 'spots' of fire.
illuminate
Putting a shiny pot on a very hot flame will cause it to illuminate.
fish
A great meal, bound up 'fish' served on rice heated over a slow fire.
fishing
'Fishing' in water for fish is more successful than in a dry river.
ri (computer, logic)
A 'ri' is a measurement for 4kms, like the 4 sections of the ricefields filled with soil so you have to walk around them.
black
Even a computer cooked on a fire will turn 'black'.
black ink
Take some black soil, make it wet and you can use it as 'black ink'
carp
A fish that can swim 4km/hr is a giant goldfish or a 'carp'.
quantity
A 'quantity' of time "nightbreak" and a quantity of distance "ri".
rin
Ine 'rin' = 1/10,000 yen, the same value as a computer thats been pushed down from seom cliffs.
bury
Get some soil ready beside your computer so you can 'bury' it when it dies.
★hood
Glass canopy hooked on the inside. Also looks like the 'hood' of a car.
same
Monks all look the 'same' with their hood down over their faces so you can only see one mouth.
den
The water by the same 'den' hasn't changed.
trunk
The 'trunk' is the part of the body with no limbs, if we cut the flesh off everyone so its all the same, we only have trunks.
yonder
Like a drop in the distance a man in a helmet shouts angry words from his one mouth about his car over 'yonder'.
esteem
(Star Wars) The small voice of the hooded person who we can only see the mouth of is held in high 'esteem'.
★house
The roof of a 'house', guttering and a chimney.
character
In the house the child draws 'characters' on the walls.
guard
A 'guard' stands under the roof of a house glued to the spot.
perfect
A house 'perfect' from the beginning.
proclaim
Preachers have 'proclaimed' "God is good" in the houses for the span of all time.
wee hours
Turn off the lights in the house and light a candle to the 'wee hours' of the morning.
relax
I can 'relax' if my woman is in my house.
banquet
In the house all day my woman prepared a 'banquet'.
draw near
If there is something strange in a house it will always 'drawn near' people who are curious.
wealth
A house with one mouth to feed from all the rice from a field must have great 'wealth'.
savings
Shells(money) that is going to be put under the floorboard with no nails in the house... secret 'savings'.
tree (wood)
Pictograph of a 'tree', main trunk, boughs and 2 long strokes for roots.
★(pole, wooden pole)
The primitive looks like katakana HO.
grove
A 'grove' is a cluster of trees together.
forest
Treees, trees, trees everywhere in a 'forest'.
Japanese Judas-tree
A tree with ivy hanging to the side like a the noose of a 'Japanese Judas-tree'.
Oak
A tree with white boughs and acorns is a great 'oak'.
frame
Made from wood at angles of nine x ten degrees, is a 'frame'.
treetops

note: for some reason this kanji flips the top right hand part.
(LoTR) In the trees with candles the elves lived in the 'treetops'.
shelf
Woods closest companion is the paper in the books on the book 'shelf'
apricot
Waiting with mouth wide open under the tree for the 'apricots' to fall.
paulownia
The name of a tree associated with monks. The 'Paulownia' tree.
plant
A tree grows straightaway if you 'plant' it.
wither
As a tree gets old it 'withers' away.
crude
A tree branch used as a magic wand is rather 'crude'.
town
A fence of trees glued together to show the 'towns' boundaries.
inter-
Take the tree from your own eye before you 'inter'act with other people.
desk
A 'desk' of wood with the papers blown off by the wind.
book
A 'book' is a small part of a tree.
tags
'tags' are stuck to trees with big hooks.
calender
It takes a long time for a grove of trees to grow in the shade of a cliff with a little sun, maybe 1 'calender' year.
plan
I 'plan' to find a nice quiet spot at the top of a tree to relax.
parch
Take fire and any goods made from wood and heat them and they will 'parch'.
not yet
A tree with an extra upper short bough shows its 'not yet' fully grown.
extremity
A tress top bough has grown to its 'extremity'.
splash
Water at its extremity, like a wave thats 'splashed' down on its final destination (the beach).
flavor
From word of mouth fruit from a pruned or trees not yet fully grown have the best 'flavor'.
younger sister
The woman who is not yet fully grown is my 'younger sister'.
vermillion
The vivid red color 'vermillion' is often seen on the last leaf of a not yet fully grown tree.
stocks
Investing into plantations of trees in the "vermillion" is not wise, instead invest in 'stocks'.
★flower
◆no kanji◆
The bloom of a 'flower'.
young
A flower put on top of your right hand will keep you 'young' forever.
grass
The flowers of 'grass' dissappear so fast you never see them.
suffering
The 'suffering' of a flower getting old.
tolerant
The flowers can see the most 'tolerant' person in the house (my mother).
dilute
A flowers color can be 'diluted' if you use water made by a special Dr.
leaf
Sakura flowers mark each generation of a tree and are followed by 'leaves'.
★graveyard
The modern 'graveyard', flowers on everything, nice sunny areas and big tombstones.
imitation
Tombstones made of wood in a graveyard are just 'imitations'.
vague
Through the water I could 'vaguely' see the graveyard.
grave
An upside down graveyard with 'grave' on top and the soil on the bottom.
livelihood
Working in a graveyard every day is a terrible 'livelihood'.
membrane
With a full moon, walking through a graveyard at night will make you insane in the 'membrane'.
seedling
Planting flowers of information into the brain like 'seedlings' of knowledge.
portent (foresee) (turtle)
Pictograph of the back of a turtle, 2 sloping verticle strokes and the 4 strokes for pattern. Turtle shells used to 'portend' coming evils. As a primitive just the left side is turtle.
peach tree
(Momotaro) The boy born from a 'peach tree' whose future of misfortune was forseen.
stare
The "evil eye" is to 'stare' at someone and foresee their misfortune.
dog
A large drop for a tail makes a 'dog'.
status quo
Breaking the laws of nature and the 'status quo', a turtle and a dog mating.
silence
Black cats are bad luck but black chihuahuas will make anyone sit in 'silence'.
sort of thing
The key word refers to a suffix that gives the word before it an adjectival quality. A cauldron with a dog in it being cooked is a crazy 'sort of thing'.
reed
With some flowers lure a pack of wild dogs into the 'reeds' and set them on fire. (hot dogs anyone).
hunt
Wild dogs guard their babies when they 'hunt'.
cat
A pack of dogs growing 'cat' seedlings to the side for harvesting.
cow
A 'cow' run over by a steamroller, head to the side and 4 legs.
special
Only a special cow can eat grass in a Buddhist temple.
revelation
'Revelation' is something revealed by the gods, or something the Hindu gods tell us through cow mouths.
before
A cow costume with humans inside and human legs on the outside, which do you want to be, 'before' or after?
wash
Water before, 'wash' your hands in water before you eat.
★umbrella
◆◆
A big beach 'umbrella'.
jammed in
An umbrella and a walking stick 'jammed' in a stand at the door.
world
All over the 'world' rice fields are jammed into the smallest spaces.
tea
With flowers all around, sitting down under an umbreall with a wooden pole in the middle drinking 'tea'.
★meeting
◆◆
'Meeting' of people under one umbrella.
fit
A meeting of mouths, or a kiss whose mouths didn't 'fit'.
pagoda
A pile of dirt with flowers fit together to make the roofs of a 'pagoda'.
king (scepter)
The 'kings' scepter.
jewel (ball)
A drop in the kings scepter or a precious 'jewel'.
treasure
'Treasures' such as jewels are kept in a house.
pearl
A great big vermillion colored ball of a pearl sitting on your ring.
present
A crystal ball where we can see the 'present' everywhere.
lunatic
You'd have to be a 'lunatic' to fight a pack of wolves and their king.
emperor
A white bird flying in from the king to the 'emperor'.
display
"4 and 20 blackbirds," what a sight, with the kings head tilted back and blackbirds flying out from the top of his mouth, what a 'display'!
whole
If you are the king under the umbrella you take up the 'whole' space.
plug
A tree with giant tennis balls flowing out of it, run up and 'plug' your umbrella into the hole to stop it.
logic
Like a jewel from a computer, a chip in a computer runs its 'logic'.
lord (candlestick)
A bit of a king is like the 'lord' of his own castle.
pour
'Pour' some water for my lord.
pillar
Wooden 'pillars' are used to hold up the lords manor.
gold (metal)
Under the umbrella 'gold' bars are being made by melting down scepters drop by drop.
pig iron
'Pig iron' refers to iron in the crude form in which it emrges from the smelting furnaces. Metal before its refined.
bowl
Throwing all the golden books into a bowl to melt them into ingots.
copper
Gold is too classy for monks so they use 'copper'.
angling
The sport of 'angling' is like using a golden ladle to catch fish.
needle
'Needles' made of gold.
inscription
On my gold wedding ring, I have an 'inscription' of my wifes name.
tranquillize
A metal dart is used to tranquillize animals so we can learn the truth about them.