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basket; cage; confinement; seclusion; to fill
Kanji 1983

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Synopsis

Do you know about the kagome pattern or the “bird in the cage” game? Do you know who was called a “caged bird” or how insect cages influenced Kyoto architecture? Do you know how baskets helped when crossing valleys? With this essay you’ll learn all that plus terms for shutting oneself up in one’s study, bottling up discontent, and stammering. Oh, and several words for lanterns! 

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1983 on 籠 (basket), titled "Basket Case"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ロウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
かご, こ-もる
STROKES22
RADICAL竹 (118: bamboo)
JLPTN1
HALPERN-/2383
HENSHALL-
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