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RYUU

yanagi

meaning: willow, willowy

== yanagi == (noun) willow, slim
花柳界 == karyuukai == (noun) gay quarters, world of the geisha




Left radical is 'tree' (木). Righ radical was originally a pictograph of a horse's bit, here used phonetically to express flow. 'Flowing tree' is a reference to the drooping quality of the willow. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a symbol of 'back to back', and as a mnemonic: 'Willow trees back to back.'

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

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