Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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RAKU


meaning: column, railing, space

欄干 == rankan == (noun) handrail, bannister
投書欄 == toushoran == (noun) letters to the editor section




Left radical is 'wood/tree' (木). Right radical is an NGU character with a confusing number of meanings; here it acts phonetically to express 'encircle'. Its outer element is 'gate' (門). 'Encircling wood' indicates a fence or railing. Henshall suggests taking the inner element of the right radical as 'east' (東), as a mnemonic: 'Wooden railings enclose space by Eastern gate.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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