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strong; measure (of length or height); only
Kanji 1415

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Synopsis

The simple-looking 丈 is a "coatrack" on which scads of meanings hang. Our kanji lies at the heart of 大丈夫 (okay), in terms conveying strength, and in several adverbs. Moreover, 丈 plays a key role in measurements of height (e.g., of people) and length (especially of clothes). Thanks to the last meaning, 丈 is in the name of an island famous for silks, drumming, and unreal beauty. 

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Cover of essay 1415 on 丈, titled "Strong and Long"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ジョウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
たけ
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