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lock; pill
Kanji 1423

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Synopsis

This kanji takes us into the worlds of both locks and pills. See a combination lock with hanzi instead of numbers, find out what "shrimp lock" and "tail lock" represent, and learn how the Japanese historically secured their homes. Also discover how pills can wear "clothing," read about a candy made to resemble medicine, and see why one pharmacist's book is revolutionary.

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Cover of essay 1423 on 錠, titled "Picking Locks and Popping Pills"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ジョウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES16
RADICAL金 (167: metal)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1143/1548
HENSHALL1423
SPAHN8a8.12