Friday, June 6, 2014

The Coin Toss and Displaying Japanese Kanji on Pottery

With a coin toss there is usually about a 50/50 chance of heads or tails. You would think that it would be the same odds displaying pottery marks on line for those who do not know Kanji. This is NOT the case. As I surf the listings on sites such as ebay, etsy and others I am amazed at how many marks are posted upside down (granted a few are sideways..but very few). My guess is that it is closer to 80% that are upside down! Why is that?
QUIZ......So which of the marks below are are right side up and which are upside down?


  1. Both marks in the top row are upside down.

  2. Very well written..Thank you for sharing this information.

    1. Thank you. I hope you find some helpful information.