15 strokes
mouth, opening
utensil, vessel, receptacle, implement, instrument, ability, container, tool, set
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
525 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 器 【キ】 device, instrument, vessel, container, ability, capacity, calibre, caliber
  • 機械 【キカイ】 machine, mechanism, instrument, appliance, apparatus
  • 磁器 【ジキ】 porcelain (esp. hard-paste porcelain), china, chinaware
  • 宝器 【ホウキ】 treasured article or vessel, outstanding individual

Kun reading compounds

  • 器 【うつわ】 bowl, vessel, container, ability, capacity, calibre, caliber
  • 器物 【きぶつ】 receptacle, container, vessel, utensil, implement, furniture, personal property, calibre, talent, ability
  • 横綱の器 【よこづなのうつわ】 mental characteristics expected of a grand champion


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • utensilio
  • vasija
  • receptáculo
  • envase
  • caldera


  • utensilio
  • vasol
  • receptaculo
  • implementar
  • instrumento
  • capacidade
  • recipiente
  • ferramenta
  • conjunto


  • ustensile
  • récipient
  • instrument
  • appareil
  • capacité
  • outil
  • service (de table)
372 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
475 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
452 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
483 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
994 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
398 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
419 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2378 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
527 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
536 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
682 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
334 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3367 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1742 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2368 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
122 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4349P Morohashi
2713 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
898 New Nelson (John Haig)
121 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
127 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
624 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
3d12.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-9 SKIP code
4-15-1 SKIP code
6666.3 Four corner code
1-20-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5668 Unicode hex code