CHARACTER HOME PAGE

phantom; illusion; fantasy
Kanji 1226

Thank you for visiting this Character Home Page. Below you'll find a synopsis of the essay. If you wish to read the full text, the PDF of the essay is available for purchase to the right.

Synopsis

This kanji enables us to talk about what isn’t really there: illusory countries on old maps, phantom limbs, an alcoholic’s hallucinations, sorcery, and mythical creatures. Learn about phantom rice and phantom railroad lines, and see what “pursuing phantoms” really means. Find out about magic mushrooms in Japan, as well as mushroom statues created long ago and very far from Japan. 

Comments

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments
Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1226 on 幻 (phantom), titled "The Land of Illusion"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ゲン
JOYO KUN-YOMI
まぼろし
STROKES4
RADICAL幺 (52: short thread)
JLPTN1
HALPERN132/159
HENSHALL1226
SPAHN0a4.6