Kana: ショウ
Romaji: shō

Name Readings

Kana: あき、あきら、かず、かずみ、てる
Romaji: aki, akira, kazu, kazumi, teru


shining, bright

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  9
Radical Number:  72
Frequency:  697
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  1-4-5
Korean Reading:  jo
Chinese Reading:  zhao1
Unicode:  662d
JIS:  3E3C


Halpern Index: 894
Nelson Index: 2114
New Nelson Index: 2446
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 4c5.4
Four Corner Index: 6706.2
Guide to Remembering Index: 315
Gakken Index: 549
Japanese Names Index: 841
Daikanwanjiten Index: 13855
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 5.0835
Remembering the kanji Index: 87
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1406
Kodansha Compact Index: 987
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 331
Kanji in Context Index: 867
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 602
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 796
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 88
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 91
Essential Kanji Index: 517
Kodansha Kanji Index: 1107
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3877
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 249
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 331


昭和 (しょうわ)
Showa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
昭然 (しょうぜん)
manifest; clear; evident; obvious
昭和一桁 (しょうわひとけた)
(member of the generation born in) the first nine years of the Showa period (from 1926 to 1934)
昭和年間 (しょうわねんかん)
Showa era
昭和の日 (しょうわのひ)
Showa Day (national holiday; April 29)
昭昭 (しょうしょう)
clear; bright; plain; obvious
昭代 (しょうだい)
glorious reign; enlightened era
昭和時代 (しょうわじだい)
Showa period (1926-1989 CE)
昭陽舎 (しょうようしゃ)
court ladies' residence (in the inner Heian Palace)
昭和維新 (しょうわいしん)
Showa restoration (call for Imperial restoration by militarists in the 1930s)
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