i recently joined a local meditation group (it's wonderful for stress!) that is getting ready to move into a new, larger space. they are fundraising right now, so i offered to make some thank-you cards for them to send to donors. the japanese symbol means thank you.
i also just picked up a copy of the simple art of japanese calligraphy...i want to use some symbols and quotes in my mixed media and fabric painting, so i will be practicing to get my own writing to look as nice as the computer print-out i used for these cards.