Kana: ボウ、ふせ.ぐ
Romaji: bou,

Name Readings

Kana: あた、う、ほう
Romaji: ata, u, hou


ward off, defend, protect, resist

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  7
Radical Number:  170
Frequency:  331
Grade:  5
Skip Pattern:  1-3-4
Korean Reading:  bang
Chinese Reading:  fang2
Unicode:  9632
JIS:  4B49


Halpern Index: 270
Nelson Index: 4980
New Nelson Index: 6429
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2d4.1
Four Corner Index: 7022.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 791
Gakken Index: 325
Japanese Names Index: 374
Daikanwanjiten Index: 41576
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 11.0792
Remembering the kanji Index: 1302
Kanji Way Index: 326
Kanji Flashcards Index: 983
Kodansha Compact Index: 725
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 812
Kanji in Context Index: 781
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 203
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 242
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1311
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1399
Essential Kanji Index: 680
Kodansha Kanji Index: 320
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3645
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 718
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 674


防衛 (ぼうえい)
defense; defence; protection; self-defense; self-defence
消防 (しょうぼう)
fire fighting; fire department
防ぐ (ふせぐ)
to defend (against); to protect; to prevent
消防署 (しょうぼうしょ)
fire station
予防 (よぼう)
prevention; precaution; protection against
防御 (ぼうぎょ)
defense; defence; safeguard; protection
防止 (ぼうし)
prevention; check
国防 (こくぼう)
national defence; national defense
防災 (ぼうさい)
disaster prevention
防波堤 (ぼうはてい)
breakwater; mole
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