|Related Symbols:||森 (mori: woods), 枝 (eda: brunch)|
|Compound Words:||木材 (mokuzai: wood)|
“木” means “tree” in Japanese. A perfect pictograph, isn’t it? The symbol is quite simple by appearance, but to be simple isn’t necessarily mean to be useless. Take a look at it and see the strength resulted from the sense of stability.
The most simple pictograph in Japanese kanji symbols. All you need to do is to write 4 lines with perfect asymmetry. The upper half shows the trunk of a tree with two brunches, and the lower half is the root spreading out under the ground.
This symbol is in common use, but does not form cool idioms.
Who to get this symbol for tattoo
Simpleness leads to strength or power: this is how we think in Japan. If you agree with the Japanese way of seeing things, go for it. For tattoo, I recommend you have it by itself.