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KEI, KE

meaning: scene, view, bright
光景 == koukei == scene, spectacle
前景 == senkei == foreground


Top radical is 'sun', (日), bottom is 'capital', (京), acting phonetically to express 'clear and open'. Thus this character originally meant 'open to the sun', or bright. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sunny capital is a bright scene.'

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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