The Kanji Character with the Largest Number of Strokes

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    The Kanji Character with the Largest Number of Strokes

    最も画数の多い漢字


    Today I introduced you to the kanji character which has the largest number of strokes among daily-use kanji characters.
    今日は、常用漢字の中で最も画数の多い漢字を紹介します。

    It is 鬱 (read as ‘utsu‘), which needs 29 brushstrokes.
    それは「鬱」で、29画となります。

    鬱 can mean that plants grow thickly or things are active, but if you use it alone, it will mean “gloomy feeling” or “(clinical) depression.”
    「鬱」は、草木が茂っている様子や物事が盛んな様子も表しますが、単体で使った場合は「心が晴れ晴れしないこと」や「うつ病」の意味を表すことが多いです。

    I think that the action of writing this kanji will make you feel depressed.
    「鬱」という字を書くこと自体が、鬱な気分になります。

    Incidentally, the kanji with the second-largest number of strokes is 鑑 (read as ‘kan/kagami‘), which needs 23 brushstrokes.
    ちなみに、二番目に画数の多い漢字は「鑑」で、23画となります。

    鑑 means “example,” “model,” or “norm.”
    「鑑」は「手本」や「規範」という意味を持ちます。

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