Old or obsolete Kanji


The table below gives a simple list of the old forms of kanji which we may find on Kutani ceramic signatures.

Current
Older forms
Romaji
English
ichi
1
ni
2
san
3
shi
4
go
5
roku
6
nana
7
hachi
8
ku
9
ju
10
二十
廿
niju
20
三十
sanju
30
四十
肆十
四〇
yonju
40
sen
1000
 
sei
𡌛
no
Kaku
ei
kuni Country
Ken Prefecture
Sha Company
so
kai
ga
no
kei/e
sai Year/age
横浜
横濱
Yokohama
maru
smoke
Shin
rai
Sen
go Pen name