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cultivating land
Kanji 1281

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Synopsis

Japan wouldn't be what it is if people hadn't labored to cultivate the land, making it suitable for agriculture and human habitation. Learn how the Japanese use 墾 to represent that major effort, and find out how to combine 墾 with just a few common kanji so you can talk about lands both tamed and wild. Find out how one term can mean both "cultivated land" and its opposite. 

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Cover of essay 1281 on 墾, titled "Taming the Wilderness"
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