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Now Out: Essay 1308 on 桟 (Frame (e.g., of a Sliding Door)

The 229th essay has posted! Essay 1308 on 桟 (frame (e.g., of a sliding door); pier, jetty) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

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!

Using the accompanying Phrase Maze game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it.


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