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kata
meaning: beach, lagoon

新潟県 == niigataken == prefecture in the Hokuriku area
干潟 == higata == (noun) tideland


Left radical is one of the radical forms of 'water'. Right radical is one of the radical forms of 'bird', used phonetically to express 'salt'. This character originally referred to a salt marsh; now means land related to water in general. Henshall suggests taking the bottom part of the right radical as 'bird', the upper part as the bird's 'talons', and as a mnemonic: 'Lagoon traps water like bird traps with talons.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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