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to grow thickly; be overgrown; bush; clump
Kanji 1850

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

Learn to talk about overgrown gardens, elephants hiding in thickets, and Bruce Willis's sparse hair! Enjoy profiles of celebrities with 茂 in their names, from visionary architect Shigeru Ban to baseball great Hideo Nomo to Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Donkey Kong. Read a fun folktale about a tanuki and a tea kettle. Also find out about a place name that pops up all over Kyoto.

Revision History:

Mar. 29, 2019: Made the following changes:

p. 2: Added the new Henshall etymology to the Etymology Box. Also updated the Sears link there.
pp. 7, 13, 15: Fixed broken links.
p. 11: Fixed the okurigana of 優しい in sentence vocab.
p. 15: Added a link back to this page so you can more easily access the game below.

Oct. 11, 2013: Originally published

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