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multistory building; tower
Kanji 1939

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

Enjoy gorgeous photos of temple bell towers and temple gates and discover the rich symbolism of their design features. See how a building can be a tower even if its width rivals its height. Learn to talk about "castles in the air." And find out why 楼 appears in terms related to brothels and in restaurant names, as well as the title of a Michael J. Fox movie and the name of a cliff. 

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1939 on 楼, titled "Of Tiers and Towers"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ロウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
None
STROKES13
RADICAL木 (75: tree)
JLPTN1
HALPERN697/931
HENSHALL1939
SPAHN4a9.10