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SHUU
mawa(ri)
meaning: circumference, around
一周 == isshuu == a lap, a circuit
世界一周 == sekaiisshu == round the world trip, circumnavigation, globetrotting


Originally a pictograph of a field full of crops. Henshall suggests taking this character as 'mouth' (口), 'earth' (土), and the outer radical as a 'hoop', and as a mnemonic: 'Earth around mouth of hoop.'

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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