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door, hinged door; title page
Kanji 1730

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Synopsis

Knowing 扉 will open doors for you! Learn about 扉 as a door to buildings, cabinets, shrines, and even trucks. Discover how the Japanese associate 扉, 戸, and ドア with different types of doors. See how 扉 works as a metaphorical door to the heart, the unknown world, and more. And find out how doors can connect to a goddess, book layouts, filleting methods, and even executions of war criminals. 

Revision history:

Sept. 7, 2015: Deleted a part on page 8 that had treated a sci-fi book as being named after a figurative door into summer. It turns out that it's about a literal door. 

Sept. 4, 2015: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 1730 on 扉, titled "Door with Spreading Wings"
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