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haka
meaning: grave, tomb

墓地 == bochi == graveyard
墓参り == hakamairi== visit to a grave 


The bottom radical is 'earth' (土). The top portion is a Non-General Use character acting phonetically to express 'cover'. Thus, 'covered with earth'. Henshall suggests taking the top portion as 'grass', 'sun' (日), and as variant of 'big' (大), and as a mnemonic: 'Sun shines on big, grass-covered earthen grave.'

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

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