12 strokes
cart, car
axis, pivot, stem, stalk, counter for book scrolls
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1261 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 軸 【ジク】 axis, shaft, axle, center, centre, focal point, key point, stalk, stem, hanging scroll
  • 軸足 【ジクアシ】 pivot foot, emphasis, priority, focus
  • 基軸 【キジク】 basis, foundation, core, criterion, standard
  • 中軸 【チュウジク】 axis, pivot, central figure, key man


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhou2, zhou4, zhu2


  • eje
  • pivote
  • péndulo
  • mango


  • eixo
  • pivô
  • talo
  • caule
  • sufixo para contagem de pergaminhos


  • axe
  • pivot
  • tige
  • compteur de livres en rouleaux
1330 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1719 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4619 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1258 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1798 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
988 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1023 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1589 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1776 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1908 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1014 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1371 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1121 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38269 Morohashi
1514 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5952 New Nelson (John Haig)
1112 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1193 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1591 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1576 2001 Kanji
7c5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-5 SKIP code
5506.0 Four corner code
1-28-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ef8 Unicode hex code