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SHITSU

urushi
meaning: lacquer, varnish

漆黒 == shitsukoku == (noun) jet black
漆器 == shikki == (noun) lacquer ware


Left radical is a radical form of 'water/river'. Right radical was originally a pictograph of a tree (木) shedding drops of resin or sap: i.e., lacquer, the sap of the lacquer tree. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'tree' with extra branches, and 'water' (水), and as a mnemonic: 'Extra watery lacquer from extra branched tree.'

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

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