22 strokes
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
basket, devote oneself, seclude oneself, cage, coop, implied
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 籠球 【ロウキュウ】 basketball
  • 籠居 【ロウキョ】 staying at home or indoors, living in seclusion, retirement
  • 蒸籠 【セイロ】 bamboo steamer, steaming basket, wooden frame holder with reed base used to steam food over a pot, soba served on a small wickerwork tray, wickerwork tray (for serving soba)
  • 灯籠 【トウロウ】 garden lantern, hanging lantern

Kun reading compounds

  • 籠 【かご】 basket (shopping, etc.), hamper, cage
  • 籠で水を汲む 【かごでみずをくむ】 to bail out the ocean with a teaspoon, to scoop water with a basket
  • 相合駕籠 【あいあいかご】 two people riding in a palanquin together (esp. a man and a woman)
  • ほい駕籠 【ほいかご】 crude palanquin, street palanquin
  • 込める 【こめる】 to load (a gun, etc.), to charge, to put into (e.g. emotion, effort), to include (e.g. tax in a sales price), to hang over, to shroud, to enshroud, to envelop, to screen
  • 篭る 【こもる】 to shut oneself in (e.g. one's room), to be confined in, to seclude oneself, to hide away, to stay inside (one's shell), to be filled with (emotion, enthusiasm, etc.), to fill the room (of a gas, smell, etc.), to be heavy with (e.g. smoke), to be stuffy, to be dense, to be muffled (e.g. voice), to hold (a castle, fortress, etc.), to confine oneself in a temple to pray
  • 込む 【こむ】 to be crowded, to be packed, to be complex, to go into, to put into, to remain (seated), to be plunged into (silence), to do thoroughly, to do intently, to continue in the same state


Japanese names:
ごめ、 もり
long2, long3


  • cesto
  • canasta
  • palanquín
  • confinarse
  • recluirse
  • confinar
  • recluir
  • engatusar
  • seducir



3458 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2977 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1888 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3398 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2383 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
26752 Morohashi
2734 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4376 New Nelson (John Haig)
6f16.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-16 SKIP code
8821.1 Four corner code
8871.6 Four corner code
68-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7c60 Unicode hex code