Kakemoji Kakemoji

Kakemoji is an alternative way to write Japanese invented by Heesu Kim. It was inspired by the constructed script in the manga 'To Your Eternity' by Ooima Yoshitoki that looks like Manchu letters. The name Kakemoji (掛け文字) means 'hanging letters'.

Notable features

How Kakemoji is structured

Sample text (Article 1 of the UDHR)

Sample text in Kakemoji

Transliteration (Japanse script)

すべての人間は、生まれながらにして自由であり、かつ、尊厳と権利と について平等である。人間は、理性と良心とを授けられており、互いに同 胞の精神をもって行動しなければならない。

Transliteration (Rōmaji)

Subete no ningen wa, umarenagara ni shite jiyū de ari, katsu, songen to kenri to ni tsuite byōdō de aru. Ningen wa, risei to ryōshin to o sazukerarete ori, tagai ni dōhō no seishinn o motte kōdō shinakereba naranai.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)


Sample text (Drive-in Mahoroba by Junko Tooda)

Sample text in Kakemoji (Drive-in Mahoroba by Junko Tooda)

Translation

Preface

I was thinking for a while about mandarin oranges. Those are round and glistening. The stalk on the top is like a green star. sour scent fills my body from the inside of my nose. Instantly, my chest shrinked, then my body became numb. I look at my hands. He used to put a mandarin orange on my hands. Then, he stoked my head. I was so delighted, so glad that I cried squeezing the mandarin. I still look at my hands. There's no mandarin oranges in my hands. Now, what I'm grabbing is a hard, cold metal bat. It's new so, It was still in transparent packaging film. But it's not for sale anymore. Because I spoiled it. Now it's july. The sun is hot. Mandarin oranges are out of season. Why did I start thinking about it? At this time, why am I thinking about mandarins?

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