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frame; framework; enclosure; limit; quota
Kanji 1943

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Synopsis

From spiderwebs to decorative borders on paper, a 枠 surrounds whatever is important. It also supplies support, as in a six-legged torii or in structures reinforcing fences, hedges, and even shorelines. Enjoy photos of gleaming wooden frames around openings in a traditional Japanese house. Also learn to use 枠 abstractly in reference to frameworks, allocated amounts, and quotas. 

Revision history:

July 31, 2015: In the sound-alikes section of the Character Profile, I changed the definition of 湧く to "to well up."

Oct. 18, 2013: Originally published.

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