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WAN


meaning: bay, gulf

湾曲 == wankyoku == (noun) curve
東京湾 == toukyouwan == (noun) Tokyo Bay




Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'bowed/curved'. Its lower element is 'bow' (弓). Henshall suggests taking the upper element as a variant of 'red' (赤), and as a mnemonic: 'Reddish water characterizes bow-shaped bay.'

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

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