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Now Out: Essay 1398 on 祥 (Auspicious), March Newsletter, a Radical Note, and 5 New-Monics

Lots of news today! The 250th essay has posted! Essay 1398 on 祥 (auspicious; happiness) is now available for purchase. How auspicious! Here's a preview:

This kanji takes us on quite a ride, from good omens to scandals ("unlucky things," according to the kanji) to discussions of origins and birthplaces (e.g., of reiki, golf, or a "super embankment"). Learn to say that Osaka is the birthplace of "conveyor belt" sushi, and find out about a crazy theory that Noah's Ark departed from Japan, making that country the birthplace of world civilization!

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

Also, the March newsletter is now out, including news about our Patreon launch, great images from recent essays, a special offer, new merchandise on Kanji Kaimono, mnemonics, and much more!

Radical Note 113 on the "showing" radical (示 and 礻) is now available! It's free!

Finally, Ulrike has produced a batch of new-monics (which are free!):

億 (430: hundred million)
腸 (547: intestines)
脈 (589: vein)
易 (618: easy)
賜 (1324: giving to an inferior)


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