Kana: トウ、ズ、ト、あたま、かしら、-がしら、かぶり
Romaji: tou, zu, to, atama, kashira, -gashira, kaburi

Name Readings

Kana: かみ、がみ、ちゃん、つむり、づ
Romaji: kami, gami, chan, tsumuri, zu


head, counter for large animals

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  16
Radical Number:  151
Frequency:  433
Grade:  2
Skip Pattern:  1-7-9
Korean Reading:  du
Chinese Reading:  tou5
Unicode:  982d
JIS:  462C


Halpern Index: 1604
Nelson Index: 4469
New Nelson Index: 6639
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 9a7.6
Four Corner Index: 1118.6
Guide to Remembering Index: 186
Gakken Index: 386
Japanese Names Index: 2504
Daikanwanjiten Index: 43490
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 12.0264
Remembering the kanji Index: 1441
Kanji Way Index: 234
Kanji Flashcards Index: 275
Kodansha Compact Index: 1889
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 203
Kanji in Context Index: 166
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1073
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1450
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1453
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1549
Essential Kanji Index: 519
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2019
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3061
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 294
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 238


head; hair (on one's head); mind; brains; intellect; leader; chief; boss; captain; top; tip; beginning; start; head; person; top structural component of a kanji
counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle)
top of ..; head of ..; the moment that ..
初頭 (しょとう)
beginning (of a century, etc.)
台頭 (たいとう)
rise of; appearance of; rearing its head; raising one's head; coming to power; becoming famous; (being in the) forefront; prominence
ど頭 (どたま)
head; dome; bean; nob; noggin
shape of one's head
先頭 (せんとう)
head; lead; vanguard; first
音頭 (おんど)
leading a group of people; someone who leads others into a song by singing the leading notes; workmen's songs; marching songs
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