Kana: ホン、もと
Romaji: hon, moto

Name Readings

Kana: まと、ごう
Romaji: mato, gou


book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  5
Radical Number:  2
Frequency:  10
Grade:  1
Skip Pattern:  4-5-3
Korean Reading:  bon
Chinese Reading:  ben3
Unicode:  672c
JIS:  4B5C


Halpern Index: 3502
Nelson Index: 96
New Nelson Index: 2536
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 0a5.25
Four Corner Index: 5023.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 70
Gakken Index: 15
Japanese Names Index: 212
Daikanwanjiten Index: 14421
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 6.0026
Remembering the kanji Index: 211
Busy People Index: 2.1
Kanji Way Index: 6
Kanji Flashcards Index: 61
Kodansha Compact Index: 1046
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 76
Kanji in Context Index: 37
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 2183
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2937
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 215
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 224
Essential Kanji Index: 20
Kodansha Kanji Index: 4314
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1855
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 45
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 47


origin; source; base; basis; foundation; root; cause; ingredient; material; (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location; original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); (plant) root; (tree) trunk; first section of a waka; counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry); handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip
基本 (きほん)
foundation; basis; standard
全日本 (ぜんにほん)
西日本 (にしにほん、にしにっぽん)
western Japan; Japan west of the Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line, i.e. the Chubu region and westward
藤本 (とうほん)
climbing trees; liana
脚本 (きゃくほん)
script; screenplay; scenario
山元 (やまもと)
foot of a mountain; base of a mountain; mine; colliery; owner of a mountain; operator of a mine
資本 (しほん)
funds; capital
単行本 (たんこうぼん)
special book; separate volume; book of lectures
絵本 (えほん)
picture book
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