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★road
The 'road' envisioned here is for traffic, or a path or walkway.
road-way
A road that narrows down to a bottle-neck is not a great 'road-way'.
guidance
When we accept someones 'guidance' (for directions), we permit ourselves to be glued to the roadway they speak of.
crossing
The shape of a cross set on a road is a 'crossing' sign.
swift
At a pirates crossing you have to be 'swift' of you'll get hooked.
create
The road-way of revelation starts with God 'created' the heavens and the earth.
urge
To 'urge' someone to do somthing, you make the way as appealing as possible, perhaps even whitewashing it a bit.
escape
Its hard to 'escape' when you're a turtle on a road.
environs
To keep the 'environs' clean and safe, you could cement daggers in the road to stop pollution.
patrol
A flood of police coming down the road to 'patrol' it.
car (cart, wagon, vehicle)
Look for the front wheels and the back wheels (first and last horizontal strokes) and the seat in the middle of the 'car'.
take along
What you are meant to 'take along' in this kanji are not things but people. A car on the road to transport people so to speak.
rut
Cars get caught in ruts, Baseball teams also can fall in a 'rut'.
transport
We have a vehicle for 'transport' so the butcher won't be late for the meeting (flesh + saber = butcher)
in front
A butcher using horns shaped like a saber to cut the flesh 'in front' of him.
★walking legs
'Walking legs' indicates legs in motion.
each
Walking legs with a mouth between them, to 'each' their own I say.
status
Imagine trees as a 'status' symbol in Japan where each tree has a different value.
abbreviation
Each field has its own 'abbreviation'. Chem/Phych/Pols...
guest
When you are the 'guest' in a house, each household treats you differently.
forehead
Out of respect for guests, you look at their head or 'forehead' to be polite (not the eyes).
Summer
In 'Summer' your head hangs down to your walking legs (from the heat).
dispose
The wind caused by your walking legs kicking out at some trash to 'dispose' of it.
twig
(Pinocchio) Walking legs made of wood, or 'twig' legs like Pinocchio.
fall
When flowers 'fall' its slow and gentle, when water falls it spashes. They each have their own way.
★crown
The pictograph of a flat 'crown'.
superflous
Picture a weather vane beneath a regal crown. A little bit 'superflous' don't you think.
army
The crowned vehicle depicted here is a "chariot," the symbol of an 'army'.
radiance
Take advantage of the first syllable of the key word to think of the ray of light to the left. Now add the glittering chariot that is emitting those rays and you have 'radiance'.
carry
Chariots on the road to 'carry' something home.
crown
By having the 'crown' pass from one age to the next, a people keeps itself glued to its beginnings.
dream
With flowers dancing over your eyes and a crown on your head, go to bed in the evening for the perfect 'dream'.
★top hat
The broad rim and tall 'top hat' is pictured graphically here in these 2 simple strokes.
★whirlwind
A top hat spinning on a weather vane as a 'whirlwind' spins it out of control.
pit
A whirlwind begins to dig its way into the soil like a drill until it makes a deep 'pit'.
tall
Aliens with tophats are 'tall', aliens with helmets are over there.
receive
Tall children 'receive' more attention.
cram school
'Cram school' is for all children apart from tall children and round ones who have to stay out on the grounds.
mellow
Tall children and fat people when you heat them up (on a fire) get so hot that they 'mellow' out.
pavillion
Think of all the 'pavillions' at world expo and think of a towering tall crowned nail with a revolving restaurant on top.
capital
A tall 'capital' building with lots of mouthy small politicians.
refreshing
Its very 'refreshing' to sit sipping some cool water in Kyoto the old capital.
scenery
The beautifaul 'scenery' of the sun coming up over Kyoto the old capital.
whale
A 'whale' that eats a whole school of fish so the fish can make their own capital.
★lidded crock
◆◆
Soil over the mouth of a container gives us a piece of clay pottery with its lit. Behold the 'lidded crock'.
cottage
A lidded crock with an umbrella overhead gives us a mixture of the modern and the nostalgic in this design for a 'cottage'.
circumference (lap)
Taking the lidded crock and mark measurements on the edge of it. Then spin it around a motorcycle helmet to measure its 'circumference'.
week
A circular road with 7 markers representing days of a 'week'.
gentleman (samurai)
Broad shouldered, slender-waisted warrior standing to attention. When not at war they are 'gentlemen'.
good luck (aerosol can)
A Samurai sitting down with an open mouth which people walk up to and look inside for 'good luck'.
robust
A turtle armored Samurai is 'robust'.
villa
A 'villa' with an exotic flower garden with a turtle Samurai statue at the gate.
sell
A Samurai goin door to door selling crowns on his own 2 legs.
★schoolhouse
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ABC, 123 in a 'schoolhouse' we learn.
study
A child in a schoolhouse is there to 'study'.
memorize
At school you have to see things to memorize them.
flourish
brush
write
haven
taskmaster
breed
aggression
failure
a sheet of
happenstance
awe
say (saying,speech,words)
admonish
plot
prison
revise
chastise
instruction
imperial edict
packed
tale
recitation
poem
word
read
tune
調
consent
rebuke
discuss
arrow
style
test
quiver
¤
II (two)
fiesta
range
burglar
Thanksgiving
¤
plantation
load
parade
overgrown
turn into
castle
sincerity
march
intimidate
destroy
dwindle
float
scaffold
coin
shallow
stop (footprint)
walk
ford
repeatedly
agreement
undertake
cirriculum
warrior
levy
correct
evidence
politics
mending
X
determine
lock
run
transcend
proceed
surpass
just so
topic
dike
stretch
build
prolong
nativity
zoo
cornerstone
bridegroom
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