8 strokes
Jinmeiyou kanji used in names
Kentei exam level Pre-1

wooden pestle

  • mallet, pestle, pounder
  • ショ
    vajra (mystical weapon in Hinduism and Buddhism)

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

Character Breakdown

wooden pestle
きね ショ ソ (Kentei Pre-1)
tree, wood
き こ- モク (1st, N5)
noon, sign of the horse, 11AM-1PM
ゴ うま (2nd, N5)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
dry, parch, ebb
ほ.す ひ.る ほし (6th, N2)


Unicode hex code 6775
JIS X 0208 1-21-47
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 2201
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2581
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 1074
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 768
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 2503
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 2565
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 629
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 14503
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 4a4.9
Four corner code 4894.0