Kana: カク、つる
Romaji: kaku, tsuru

Name Readings

Kana: たず、ず、か、つ、づ
Romaji: tazu, zu, ka, tsu, zu


crane, stork

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  21
Radical Number:  196
Frequency:  1369
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  1-10-11
Korean Reading:  hag
Chinese Reading:  hao2
Unicode:  9db4
JIS:  4461


Halpern Index: 1850
Nelson Index: 5365
New Nelson Index: 6995
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 11b10.1
Four Corner Index: 4722.7
Gakken Index: 1120
Japanese Names Index: 2926
Daikanwanjiten Index: 47185
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 12.0858
Remembering the kanji Index: 1943
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1201
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1641
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1962
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 2093
Essential Kanji Index: 1917
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2326
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1650


crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis)
丹頂鶴 (たんちょうづる、タンチョウヅル)
red-crowned crane; Japanese crane (Grus japonensis)
折り鶴 (おりづる)
folded paper crane
鶴首 (かくしゅ)
looking forward to
風声鶴唳 (ふうせいかくれい)
getting frightened even by a slight noise; hearing the enemy in every leaf that rustles; being afraid of one's own shadow
真鶴 (まなづる、マナヅル)
white-naped crane (Grus vipio)
掃き溜めに鶴 (はきだめにつる)
a jewel in a dunghill
千羽鶴 (せんばづる)
(string of) many (traditionally 1000) paper cranes
閑雲野鶴 (かんうんやかく)
life in natural setting, free from worldly cares
カナダ鶴 (カナダづる)
sandhill crane (Grus canadensis)
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