8 strokes
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
tassel, tuft, fringe, bunch, lock (hair), segment (orange), house, room
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
808 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 房 【ボウ】 chamber, room, cell (prison), atrium, home of a monk, monk, Chinese "room" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 坊主 【ボウズ】 Buddhist priest, bonze, close-cropped hair, crew cut, person with a shorn head, boy, sonny, lad, not catching anything, the August 20-point card
  • 書房 【ショボウ】 study, library, bookstore, bookshop, publishing company
  • 工房 【コウボウ】 workshop, studio, atelier

Kun reading compounds

  • 房 【ふさ】 tuft (of hair, threads, etc.), fringe, tassel, bunch (of grapes, bananas, etc.), cluster (of flowers), segment (of a tangerine, etc.), section
  • 房尾巻猿 【ふさおまきざる】 brown capuchin, tufted capuchin (Cebus apella)
  • 一房 【ひとふさ】 one tuft (of hair, threads, etc.), one bunch (of grapes, bananas, etc.), one cluster (e.g. of flowers), one segment (of a tangerine, etc.), one section


Japanese names:
お、 のぶ、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • racimo
  • manojo
  • casita


  • moita
  • franja
  • punhado
  • mecha (cabelo)
  • gomos (laranja)
  • casa
  • quarto


  • pompon
  • touffe
  • frange
  • grappe
  • boucle (cheveu)
  • quartier (orange)
  • épouse
  • chauffage / climatisation
  • maison
  • chambre
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772 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1819 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1116 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1332 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
658 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1237 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1303 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1082 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
844 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2445 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1237 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1702 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1087 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11714X Morohashi
1946 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2053 New Nelson (John Haig)
1078 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1159 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1174 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3045 2001 Kanji
4m4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-7 SKIP code
3-4-4 SKIP code
3022.7 Four corner code
1-43-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
623f Unicode hex code