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

hatake, hata
meaning: (dry) field
茶畑 == chabatake == tea plantation
花畑 == hanabatake == flower garden, flower bed

Left radical is  'fire' (火), right radical is 'field' (田). Thus, a 'field that is burned off' (as opposed to a rice paddy, for example). This is one those rare kanji that are not Chinese characters, but were created in Japan. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Burned field is a dry field.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

Corrected, 6/3/03
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