9 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 3rd grade
JLPT exam level N2


  • ける
  • prefecture (Japan)
  • territory (pre-Taika: under the Yamato court; Heian: under a provincial governor, etc.) ②countryside
  • がた

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Reading Commonality

ケン 99.7%
がた 0.3%

Character Breakdown

ケン がた か.ける (3rd, N2)
fishhook radical(乙) variant
eye, class, look
め モク ボク (1st, N4)
little, small
ショウ こ- ちい.さい (1st, N5)
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

prefecture (Japan)
prefectural police
prefectural tournament
within the prefecture
Gunma Prefecture (Kanto area)
Saitama Prefecture (Kanto area)
Kanagawa Prefecture (Kanto area)
in the prefecture
Niigata prefecture (Hokuriku area)
More Words...


Unicode hex code 770C
JIS X 0208 1-24-9
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1362
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 3918
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2641
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3269
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1687
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O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 381
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 23210P
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Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 194
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 194
Sakade, F. A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 203
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 226
Henshall & De Groot A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese, 3rd ed. 291
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 326
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 336
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 1380
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 126
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3n6.3
Four corner code 2690.1
De Roo Code 1241