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Old 11-29-2001, 08:52 AM   #5
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I've heard "keiko" being translated literally as "to trace the old." It's said that in calligraphy, a beginning student places a piece of paper over one of his teacher's pieces and literally traces it with his own pen...

Outside of that, the way I've heard (and used) "keiko" and "renshu" used in Japanese is that "renshu" is used a lot more often for going to sports-like activities like baseball and such whereas "keiko" is used for more artistic endeavors including things like dance. In a way, to me at least, "renshuu" has the feeling of doing something to get really good at it (like in a sport) as opposed to "keiko" in which one just does the training for the training's sake.

-- Jun

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