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metal pot
Kanji 1950

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Synopsis

Pots look lifeless, but 釜 is full of fun. It plays a great role in a folktale and has connections to necessities in life, plus car crashes, cross-dressing, and demons who boil people in cauldrons. It pops up in colorful place names. And of course this kanji has a culinary side, appearing in terms for "rice cooker," the names of rice and udon dishes, a salty fish dish, a way of making tea, and more. 

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1950 on 釜 (metal pot), "Pots: Metal, Magical, and Murderous"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
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JOYO KUN-YOMI
かま
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RADICAL金 (167: metal)
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