42 - I wrote this on the model of a famous Heian-kana-book.
43 - Since Heian period, Japanese used to write Kaisho for
official documents, Gyosho and Sosho for letters, and Kana
My father wrote chinese poems in Gyosho.
44 - I wrote Haiku in Kana.
45 - In 1900 (Meiji era), the school authorities applied 51 kana-
characters "AIUEO" for writing Hiragana and Katakana.
Children in the lower grades of elementary school write "Hiragana",
and children in upper grades write simple Kaisho.
Pupils in middle school write Gyosho.
My daughters wrote these works when they were children.
46 - We Japanese still use many forms of characters-Kaisho,Gyosho,
Sosho,Hiragana and Katakana.
Additionally we use old forms of Kanji called Reisho (in the Han
dynasty) or Tensho (in the Zhou dynasty).
We carve our names in old forms on the tiny stone. We called
the tiny stone "Hanko", that is, a signature.
Now I must bring my talk to the end.
The characters born in the place beside the great river,the Huang Hu in China,
in around 1500 BC. changed and changed themselves little by little.
Which form or style of the characters do you like best?
Well, now you know there was a great change in the Han dynasty, about 200 BC.
Finally, shall I write and show you some characters before and after 200 BC?
(to the Demonstration)