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to look at, look afar
Kanji 1591

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Synopsis

Japan has countless views to rave about, and this essay teaches many ways of doing so. You’ll learn to refer to a view “of” a tower versus a view “from” that tower. You’ll also understand the meaning of 眺 versus 見, plus 眺め (view) versus 眺望 (view) versus 眼差し (look). Bonus: finding out about Japan’s first Western-style skyscraper (with the nation’s first electric elevator)!

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Cover of essay 1591 on 眺 (to look at), "Vista Points”
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
チョウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
なが-める
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RADICAL目 (109: eye)
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HENSHALL1591
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