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to open; reveal; display; introduce
Kanji 1726

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Synopsis

With 披, it’s as if trumpets have sounded. This kanji enables you to unveil plans, make announcements, debut songs, and show what you're capable of doing. Connected with introductions, displays, and performances, 披 pops up in contexts ranging from weddings to kabuki and Noh to sumo. But this kanji also has a sensitive side; with 披 you can pour out your innermost feelings.

Revision history:

Dec. 5, 2014: p. 8: Changed the translation of 兄弟 from "siblings" to "brothers," which is a more typical translation of that word.

Sept. 15, 2013: On p. 7, I added a で to the sentence about the movie Shodo Girls. The addition makes the sentence more natural.

Sept. 13, 2013: Originally published.

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