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Kanji 1583

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Synopsis

This kanji brings us into fascinating realms, including an island so sacred that women are forbidden to enter, offshore earthquakes that cause tsunamis, and World War II battles that the Japanese still analyze for their lessons about failure. Above all, studying 沖 takes us to Okinawa, whose distinctive culture bears the influences of surrounding nations. As such, it is the birthplace of karate!

 

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Cover of essay 1583 on 沖, titled "In the Offing"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
チュウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
おき
STROKES7
RADICAL氵 (85: water)
JLPTN1
HALPERN196/232
HENSHALL1583
SPAHN3a4.5