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古道 in Chinese / Japanese...

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The Old Way / Old School

The Old Way / Old School Vertical Wall Scroll

古道 is the Japanese word meaning "The Old Way." The first character literally means old or ancient. The second character means "the way" and is the same character as used in Taoism / Daoism (Taoism literally means "the way").

This second character can also be translated as "method," as in a way of doing things.

古道 is sometimes Romanized as "kodo" though officially, the Romaji should be "Kodou."

My Japanese-English dictionary further translates this word as old road, ancient methods, ancient moral teachings, the way of learning.

Note that this would be understood differently in Chinese. Most Chinese people would just read this as, "The old road" without the other meanings derived in Japanese.

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gǔ dào / gu3 dao4
ku tao
 kodou;furumichi / kodo;furumichi / こどう;ふるみち
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ancient road; precepts of the antiquity
(1) old road; ancient road; (2) (こどう only) ancient methods; ancient moral teachings; the way of learning; (place-name, surname) Furumichi


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 kamifurumichi / かみふるみち (place-name) Kamifurumichi


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 shimofurumichi / しもふるみち (place-name) Shimofurumichi


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 yokomichi / よこみち (place-name) Yokomichi


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 furumichishita / ふるみちした (place-name) Furumichishita


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 furudougu;kodougu / furudogu;kodogu / ふるどうぐ;こどうぐ old furniture; curios; secondhand goods


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 furumichiyama / ふるみちやま (personal name) Furumichiyama


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 furumichikawa / ふるみちかわ (personal name) Furumichikawa


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 furumichisawa / ふるみちさわ (place-name) Furumichisawa


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 furumichimachi / ふるみちまち (place-name) Furumichimachi


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 kodoya / こどや (surname) Kodoya


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 kodouri / kodori / こどうり (place-name) Kodouri


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 yokomichichou / yokomichicho / よこみちちょう (place-name) Yokomichichō


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 furudouguya / furudoguya / ふるどうぐや secondhand store


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 furumichihigashiwari / ふるみちひがしわり (place-name) Furumichihigashiwari


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 kodouiseki / kodoiseki / こどういせき (place-name) Kodou Ruins


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 yoshinokodou / yoshinokodo / よしのこどう (place-name) Yoshinokodou


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 kumanokodou / kumanokodo / くまのこどう (place-name) Kumano Kodo (ancient pilgrimage routes)



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chá mǎ gǔ dào / cha2 ma3 gu3 dao4
ch`a ma ku tao / cha ma ku tao
old tea-horse road or southern Silk Road, dating back to 6th century, from Tibet and Sichuan through Yunnan and Southeast Asia, reaching to Bhutan, Sikkim, India and beyond


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 daigofurumichi / だいごふるみち (place-name) Daigofurumichi


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 daigofurumichichou / daigofurumichicho / だいごふるみちちょう (place-name) Daigofurumichichō


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 furumichishitanihonsugi / ふるみちしたにほんすぎ (place-name) Furumichishitanihonsugi


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 furumichigawahatsudensho / ふるみちがわはつでんしょ (place-name) Furumichigawa power station


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 izumokokubunjiatotsukikodou / izumokokubunjiatotsukikodo / いずもこくぶんじあとつきこどう (place-name) Izumokokubunjiatotsukikodou

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The Old Way / Old School Vertical Portrait

Lookup 古道 in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)
The Old Way
Old School
古道kodou / kodo

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