CHARACTER HOME PAGE

sickle
Kanji 1980

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

You may not need to talk about sickles, but knowing 鎌 helps you discuss crescent-shaped things; the “hammer and sickle” flag; sickle-wielding weasels; certain weapons; and Kamakura, a city where armies once battled for control of Japan. Kamakura is also associated with a giant Buddha, pigeon-shaped cookies, a painful part of canine history, and a word for “emergency.” 

Comments

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments
Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1980 on 鎌 (sickle), "Of Crescents and Kamakura"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
None
JOYO KUN-YOMI
かま
STROKES18
RADICAL金 (167: metal)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1155/1572
HENSHALL-
SPAHN8a10.8