4 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5

tree, wood

  • tree ②wood
  • こ-
  • ボク
  • Thursday ②wood (first of the five elements)
  • もと

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

モク 6.1%
こ- 5.8%
ボク 4.4%

Character Breakdown

tree, wood
き モク こ- (1st, N5)

Contained In

椿 榿 槿 橿 𭩠

Common Words

tree ②wood
wooden printing block
decayed tree ②obscure, meaningless life (metaphor)
fruit of a tree
wooden horse ②vaulting horse ③the horse (ancient torture device that one was forced to straddle with rocks hanging from the feet)
Japanese spindletree (Euonymus japonicus)
dogwood (Cornus controversa)
(many) trees
sunlight filtering through trees
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Unicode hex code 6728
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