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palm of the hand; taking charge
Kanji 1402

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Synopsis

Find out about palm prints and palmistry, and see what 掌 as "palm" represents figuratively. Discover the role of palms in a charming architecture style featured at two World Heritage Sites. Learn about taking charge and having control over things or people, as in "It looks like I can finally get the company under my control." Also see how 掌 relates to trains, martial arts, cacti, bears, and prayer.

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Cover of essay 1402 on 掌 (palm of the hand; taking charge)
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