Kana: ホウ、かた、-かた、-がた
Romaji: hou, kata, -kata, -gata

Name Readings

Kana: から、な、なた、ふさ、まさ、みち、も、わ
Romaji: kara, na, nata, fusa, masa, michi, mo, wa


direction, person, alternative

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  4
Radical Number:  70
Frequency:  46
Grade:  2
Skip Pattern:  2-2-2
Korean Reading:  bang
Chinese Reading:  fang1
Unicode:  65b9
JIS:  4A7D


Halpern Index: 1963
Nelson Index: 2082
New Nelson Index: 2389
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 4h0.1
Four Corner Index: 0022.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 204
Gakken Index: 28
Japanese Names Index: 85
Daikanwanjiten Index: 13620
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 5.0654
Remembering the kanji Index: 490
Busy People Index: 2.5
Kanji Way Index: 25
Kanji Flashcards Index: 182
Kodansha Compact Index: 957
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 223
Kanji in Context Index: 43
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1243
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1709
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 501
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 529
Essential Kanji Index: 26
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2459
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 445
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 138
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 102


一方 (いっぽう)
one (esp. of two); the other; one way; the other way; one direction; the other direction; one side; the other side; one party; the other party; on the one hand; on the other hand; whereas; although; but at the same time; meanwhile; in turn; just keeps; being inclined to ...; tending to be ...; tending to do ...; continuously ...; just keeps on; only
行方 (ゆくえ)
(one's) whereabouts; outcome
後方 (こうほう)
behind; in the rear; in back
前方 (ぜんぽう)
forward; frontward; rectangular front
西方 (せいほう、さいほう、にしがた)
western direction; Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise); western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
一方 (ひとかた)
one person; (often in negative form) ordinary; common
行き方 (いきかた、ゆきかた)
way (of going); route; way (of doing); method
前方 (まえかた)
previously; some time ago
考え方 (かんがえかた)
way of thinking
上方 (じょうほう)
upper part; upper region
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