2006-08-23

Henohenomoheji.

He ヘ, no の, he ヘ, no の, mo も, he ヘ, ji じ: With these seven hiragana characters, you can draw a face. The first two "he" are the eyebrows, the "no" are the eyes, the "mo" is a nose, and the last "he" is the mouth. The outline of the face is made by the "ji".


It is often used to draw the face of kakashi (かかし or scarecrow). The Japanese use kakashi (scarecrows) in rice fields to frighten the sparrows and crows away.

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