Monday, 1 December 2008

Post Box


郵便
ゆうびん
Post / mail

This double crossed 'T' symbol is the postal symbol. 'T' for The Postal Service, I suppose.

Edit: Tokyo5 has kindly explained in the comments that "it's not a 'T'. It's 「〒」...it's from the katakana character 「テ」('te') for 「テガミ」 (tegami...which means 'postal letter')." Thanks, Tokyo5.

2 comments:

tokyo5 said...

>'T' for The Postal Service, I suppose

Actually, it's not a "T". It's 「〒」...it's from the katakana character 「テ」("te") for 「テガミ」 (tegami...which means "postal letter").

phauna said...

Oh, thanks for the explanation. My explanation was just a joke. I've never heard why it was but that makes complete sense.