From this time, I would like to focus only on “木 (Ki)” and introduce what kind of adjustments are made in creating kanji. There are a lot of kanji with “木 (Ki),” such as “札, 杉, 村, 極, 機, 樹, 呆, 栄, 柴, 新, 欝,” etc. When “木 (Ki)” is reused by copying and pasting, the outline of the character becomes unnatural. Therefore, various adjustments are made to match each character.
First, there are two patterns of a major change: to sweep or stop brush on the forth stroke. For “木 (Ki)” located at the center or right, such as in tsukuri and ashi, sweeping is often used on the forth stroke. For “木 (Ki)” located on the left, such as in hen, a stop brush is often used on the forth stroke. Regarding features, in the case of sweeping, the length of sweeping on the right and left tends to be the same. In the case of a stop brush, the length of sweeping on the left is clearly shortened. These two patterns are common in other radicals, such as “禾, 米, and 耒,” of which the shape is close to “木 (Ki)”.