Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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SHU

omomuki
meaning: gist, tendency

野趣 == yashu == (noun) rural beauty, rusticity, rustic beauty
 情趣 == joushu == (noun) mood, sentiment, artistic effect


Left radical is 'run' (走). Right radical is 'take/grasp' (取). This character originally meant, 'run after something and grasp it'. This evolved into the meaning of 'tendency', in the sense of to 'incline towards' something. In Japanese this has evolved into meaning the 'gist' of a matter. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Tendency to have to run fast to grasp gist.'

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

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