8 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 8th grade
JLPT exam level N1

tassel, tuft, fringe, bunch, lock (hair), segment (orange), house, room

  • tuft (of hair, threads, etc.) ②bunch (of grapes, bananas, etc.) ③segment (of a tangerine, etc.)
  • chamber ②home of a monk ③Chinese "room" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • のぶ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

ボウ 97.2%
ふさ 2.8%

Character Breakdown

tassel, tuft, fringe
ボウ ふさ お (8th, N1)
door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63)
と コ へ (2nd, N2)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
corpse, remains, flag radical (no. 44)
シ かたしろ (Kentei 1)
direction, person, alternative
ホウ かた なた (2nd, N4)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
ten thousand, 10,000
バン マン よろず (2nd, N5)
wrapping enclosure, wrapping radical (no. 20)
ホウ つつ.む (Kentei 1)

Common Words

wife (esp. one's own wife) ②court lady ③woman (esp. as a love interest)
kitchen ②(Internet) troll
(indoor) heating
air conditioning
Chief Cabinet Secretary (Japan) ②Chief of Staff (to the President, Prime Minister, etc.)
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Unicode hex code 623F
JIS X 0208 1-43-28
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1819
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2053
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1946
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 2445
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1237
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 1702
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 1078
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 1159
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 772
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 658
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1116
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 11714X
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1809
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 1237
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 1303
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1332
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1174
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1082
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 844
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1087
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4m4.2
Four corner code 3022.7
De Roo Code 3045