A few days ago, I began to make progress on one of the items on my Old/Boring/30 list--learn Japanese. I do not have a ton of free time to dedicate to this process, but I am learning a word here and a word there when I can (I'm up to 9 kanji!). I decided to burn a couple of plaques to hang in my room, and this is the first one I did. The symbols are part of one of the Japanese alphabets (the kanji alphabet), and they form the word "kami" which means "God".
I may go back and oil this plaque, but for now, I am leaving it unfinished.