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RAKU
o(chiru), o(tosu)
meaning: fall, drop
落下 == rakka == fall, descent
落葉 (also 落ち葉 ) == ochiba == fallen leaf


Top radical is 'plant', bottom radical is a non-general use character now used to refer to Kyoto, but which in Chinese originally meant 'falling water': it is comprised of the radicals for 'water' and 'each' (各), the latter originally meaning 'descend', i.e., leaves falling like water. It now means 'falling' in general.. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'From each plant, leaf falls like drop of water.'

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

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