Above is a page of my kana dictionary that shows a variety of るwhich is close to the pronunciation of lu, ll, or ru. In Japanese, lu, ll, and ru sound the same. In this post, I want to show you different る from the documents from the Heian period. In kana shodo, we can pick and choose a style according to our needs. In Rebbecca's, I tried to imitate a small るfrom the dictionary. It is my most favorite る. It isn't that I succeeded. I can write better later on, I hope. But I wanted to show you this part of fun in kana shodo.
Below is Luciana Lhullier. On this one, I simply wrote a standard hiragana る. But as you can see comparing with above photo, it comes from the Heian period. Right? So, if you learn modern Japanese hiragana, you can read 1000 years old kana documents with help. Yes, you can read at least bits and pieces of an ancient text like Genji Monogatari! I hope to show you that later on since many of my readers are very interested in kana shodo. The other day, my blog rating shot up to 500 at Red Room! That was unprecedented. People are especially curious about kana shodo plus all the Japanese pop culture.
I realized that I probably need to write Lu's once more. I wrote るうり, but I think るうりあis better.
Lu, if you can, please let me know how to pronounce your last name. I'll make it as close to your name as possible.
Vincent, if you let me know your full name, I'll rewrite it. Please let me know.
Jitu, I'm unsure how to pronounce your last name. Please let me know so that I can improve this later on.