6 strokes
shoot, arrow
style, ceremony, rite, function, method, system, form, expression
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
251 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 式 【シキ】 way, style, fashion, method, system, form, type, ceremony, rite, ritual, celebration, wedding (ceremony), equation, formula, expression, enforcement regulations (of the ritsuryō legal codes)
  • 式場 【シキジョウ】 ceremonial hall (e.g. wedding, funeral), hall for ceremonies, place of ceremony
  • 硬式 【コウシキ】 hard (esp. of hardball, tennis, etc.)
  • 型式 【カタシキ】 model (e.g. of a vehicle), type


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • ceremonia
  • método
  • sistema
  • forma


  • estilo
  • cerimônia
  • rito
  • método
  • sistema
  • formulário


  • type
  • protocole
  • cérémonie
  • rituel
  • fonction
  • processus
  • système
  • forme
417 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
311 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
295 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
185 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1556 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
349 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
515 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
306 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
525 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
534 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
796 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
602 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3785 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1931 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2623 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
359 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9663 Morohashi
3049 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1676 New Nelson (John Haig)
353 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
377 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
356 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
269 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1456 2001 Kanji
4n3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-3 SKIP code
4310.0 Four corner code
1-28-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f0f Unicode hex code