Kana: ボウ
Romaji: bou


rod, stick, cane, pole, club, line

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  12
Radical Number:  75
Frequency:  1455
Grade:  6
Skip Pattern:  1-4-8
Korean Reading:  bang
Chinese Reading:  bang4
Unicode:  68d2
JIS:  4B40


Halpern Index: 983
Nelson Index: 2302
New Nelson Index: 2750
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 4a8.20
Four Corner Index: 4595.3
Guide to Remembering Index: 975
Gakken Index: 1424
Japanese Names Index: 1623
Daikanwanjiten Index: 14929
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 6.0392
Remembering the kanji Index: 1575
Kanji Flashcards Index: 636
Kodansha Compact Index: 1105
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 987
Kanji in Context Index: 988
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 671
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 894
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1589
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1697
Essential Kanji Index: 1121
Kodansha Kanji Index: 1237
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1855
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 956


pole; rod; stick
泥棒 (どろぼう)
thief; burglar; robber; theft
棒状 (ぼうじょう)
cylinder or rod-shaped
金棒 (かなぼう)
metal rod; metal bar; iron rod; crowbar; iron club; iron staff with rings on top (traditionally used by night watchmen)
棒術 (ぼうじゅつ)
bojutsu (art of using a stick as a weapon); cudgels
相棒 (あいぼう)
partner; pal; accomplice
用心棒 (ようじんぼう)
bodyguard; bouncer; guard; bar (e.g. on a door); bolt
棍棒 (こんぼう)
stick; club; cudgel; bludgeon
鉄棒 (てつぼう)
iron rod; iron bar; iron club; horizontal bar (gymnastics)
警棒 (けいぼう)
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