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frame (e.g., of a sliding door); pier, jetty
Kanji 1308

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Synopsis

This kanji gets around! It appears in terms for "door frame" and "windowsill," as well as words such as "pier" and "wharf." This character also has connections to bridges, ladders, roof tiles, fabrics, sumo stadiums, kabuki theaters, rice containers, and more! Reading about 桟 takes you to a touristy pier in Yokohama that resembles a ferry, as well as a place called Elephant's Trunk! 

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Cover of essay 1308 on 桟, titled "Wooden Ladders"
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