12 strokes
location, place
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
52 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 場 【ジョウ】 place, spot, grounds, arena, stadium, range, course
  • 場外 【ジョウガイ】 outside the hall (or stadium, market, etc.), off the grounds, off the premises, off-track
  • 斎場 【サイジョウ】 funeral hall, ceremony site
  • 開場 【カイジョウ】 opening (the doors of a venue), inauguration (of a new building, facility, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 場 【ば】 place, spot, space, field, discipline, sphere, realm, occasion, situation, scene (of a play, movie, etc.), session (of the stock market), field, table, area in which cards are laid out (in a card game), round (east, south, etc.), field, field
  • 場合 【ばあい】 case, occasion, situation, circumstances
  • 木場 【きば】 lumberyard
  • 漁場 【ぎょじょう】 fishing grounds, permitted fishing zone


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chang2, chang3


  • lugar
  • situación
  • momento


  • localização
  • lugar


  • lieu
  • place
  • aire
  • champ (magnétique)
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161 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
144 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
34 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1113 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
250 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
145 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.2 Japanese for Busy People
154 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
154 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
335 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
380 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
678 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
408 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
512 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
551 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5278 Morohashi
558 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1058 New Nelson (John Haig)
545 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
584 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
49 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
216 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1451 2001 Kanji
3b9.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
4612.7 Four corner code
1-30-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5834 Unicode hex code