Kana: チュウ、はしら
Romaji: chū, hashira


pillar, post, cylinder, support

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  9
Radical Number:  75
Frequency:  1119
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  1-4-5
Korean Reading:  ju
Chinese Reading:  zhu4
Unicode:  67f1
JIS:  436C


Halpern Index: 896
Nelson Index: 2236
New Nelson Index: 2631
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 4a5.12
Four Corner Index: 4091.4
Guide to Remembering Index: 345
Gakken Index: 1385
Japanese Names Index: 854
Daikanwanjiten Index: 14660
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 6.0278
Remembering the kanji Index: 268
Kanji Flashcards Index: 629
Kodansha Compact Index: 1084
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 366
Kanji in Context Index: 990
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 603
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 797
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 274
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 286
Essential Kanji Index: 826
Kodansha Kanji Index: 1109
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1872
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 278
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 338


pillar; post; support; prop; mainstay; counter for buddhas, gods, nobles, etc.
fret (of a biwa)
円柱 (えんちゅう、まるばしら)
column; shaft; cylinder; round pillar (esp. in buildings)
人柱 (ひとばしら)
human pillar; human sacrifice
石柱 (せきちゅう)
stone pillar
bridge (of a koto, etc.); cylinder; prism
支柱 (しちゅう)
prop; brace; fulcrum
電柱 (でんちゅう)
telephone pole; telegraph pole; lightpole
角柱 (かくちゅう、かくばしら)
prism; polygonal (esp. square) pillar; bamboo
大黒柱 (だいこくばしら)
central pillar (of a building); mainstay (e.g. of an economy); backbone (e.g. of a family); provider; main man
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