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Posted in: Why does Japanese writing need three different sets of characters? See in context

A kanji and katakana were the formal character in the past.

An official document was written by a kanji and katakana.

When history is followed, Katakana is the male character.

Hiragana was the female character.

Japan was also male dominance in the past, so the Katakana which is the male character was used for an official document.

It's said to be because a Buddhist priest invented it that Katakana consists of a straight line.

It seems to be because writing implements in the time were a board-like bamboo stick, and a curved line was difficult.

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