13 strokes
net 网 (罒, ⺲, 罓, ⺳)
signature, govt office, police station
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
725 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 署 【ショ】 station (esp. a police station), office (e.g. tax office)
  • 署員 【ショイン】 staff member, station employee, official
  • 支署 【シショ】 substation
  • 副署 【フクショ】 countersignature


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu3, shu4


  • puesto
  • cargo
  • oficina del gobierno
  • firma


  • assinatura
  • escritório do govêrno
  • estação de polícia


  • signature
  • commissariat de police
  • bureau (administration)
  • autorités publiques
908 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
897 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
511 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3642 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
903 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
832 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
860 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
879 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1316 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1465 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3223 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1672 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2263 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1267 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28311P Morohashi
2609 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4643 New Nelson (John Haig)
1259 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1349 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
959 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3678 2001 Kanji
5g8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-8 SKIP code
3-9-4 SKIP code
6060.4 Four corner code
1-29-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7f72 Unicode hex code