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

enclosure, quarters, fortification, red-light district

  • district ②enclosure ③wide and empty
  • district ②enclosure ③wide and empty
  • ひろ

Main Radical


Reading Commonality

カク 99.0%
くるわ 1.0%

Character Breakdown

enclosure, quarters, fortification
カク くるわ ひろ (8th, N1)
enjoy, receive, undergo
キョウ コウ う.ける (9th, N1)
kettle lid radical (no. 8)
トウ (Kentei 1)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM
こ シ ス (1st, N5)
complete, finish
リョウ さとる (8th, N2)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)

Contained In

Common Words

contour ②summary ③looks
outer wall (e.g. castle) ②outline
(licensed) red light district
five-sided fortification
auxiliary organization (organization)
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Unicode hex code 90ED
JIS X 0208 1-19-52
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 4765
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 6144
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1678
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Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1773
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 759
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 1859
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 2d7.14
Four corner code 0742.7
De Roo Code 444