13 strokes
sign 示 (礻)
blessing, fortune, luck, wealth
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
467 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 福 【フク】 good fortune, happiness, blessing, good luck
  • 福祉 【フクシ】 welfare, well-being, social welfare, social security, social service
  • 大福 【ダイフク】 great fortune, good luck, rice cake stuffed with bean jam
  • 慶福 【ケイフク】 happy event, happiness


Japanese names:
とし、 とみ、 ふ、 ふき、 ふっ、 ぼく、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • fortuna
  • suerte
  • dicha


  • benção
  • fortuna
  • sorte
  • riqueza


  • bénédiction
  • fortune
  • chance
  • richesse
506 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
409 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
386 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
450 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3256 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
629 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
777 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1888 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1379 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1466 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
895 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1427 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1303 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
705 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
944 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1099 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24768P Morohashi
1029 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4105 New Nelson (John Haig)
1090 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1171 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
424 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
676 2001 Kanji
4e9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
3126.6 Four corner code
1-42-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
798f Unicode hex code