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hemp, flax; to become numb; "hemp" radical
Kanji 1829

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Synopsis

This essay will be totally rad, man. That is, it's about 麻, which means "hemp" and can serve as the "hemp" radical. The essay presents Japanese terms for "marijuana" and other opiates, as well as "drug addiction," "torpor," "anesthetic," and "paralysis." Oh, and there's also talk of sesame seeds and brown-nosing.

Revision history: 

May 29, 2016: p. 11 sidebar: Changed a sentence to indicate that the names of the 麻 radical are あさ or あさかんむり. 

Jan. 23, 2016: 

p. 2: Added information to the photo caption about what a 税務署 does.
p. 7: Uncovered hidden text!
p. 12: Deleted a broken link.

July 17, 2015: Added "'hemp' radical" as a definition in the Character Profile on p. 1.

Sept. 19, 2012: Added 3 photos to pp. 13–15. 

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Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
JOYO KUN-YOMI
あさ
STROKES11
RADICAL麻 (200: hemp)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1995/2694
HENSHALL1829
SPAHN3q8.3