Kanji Kanban #254

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Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this character.

Our porcine friend is holding a hyotan, a dried gourd.  ひょうたん like this were traditionally used as sake flasks, and you might well notice one being used as decor if you go to a Japanese restaurant or watering hole.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to its order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H538)

Kanji In Context(KIC1089)