Tounoji Tounoji

Tounoji was invented by Scorupa D. as an alternative way to write Japanese, and is designed to look vaguely similar to Chinese Seal script. The symbols are vertically stacked with a small gap in between, and a vertical line through the center of each word. It was named Tounoji as the stacked symbols looked similar to towers and Tounoji, or 塔の字 (tōnoji), means 'tower letters/characters' in Japanese.

There are two forms of Tounoji: a "Tall" form where each symbol is simply stacked, and a "Short" form, where symbols are further combined within each single-vowel syllable.

Notable features

Tounoji alphabet

Tounoji alphabet

Sample text (Tall form)

Sample text in Tounoji alphabet (Tall form)

Sample text (Short form)

Sample text in Tounoji alphabet (Short form)

Japanese script version

すべての人間は、生まれながらにして自由であり、かつ、尊厳と権利と について平等である。人間は、理性と良心とを授けられており、互いに同 胞の精神をもって行動しなければならない。

Transliteration (rōmaji)

Subete no ningen wa, umarenagara ni shite jiyū de ari, katsu, songen to kenri to ni tsuite byōdō de aru. Ningen wa, risei to ryōshin to o sazukerarete ori, tagai ni dōhō no seishin o motte kōdō shinakereba naranai.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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