15 strokes (also 14)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
transition, move, change
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1937 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遷都 【セント】 relocation of the capital, transfer of the capital
  • 遷宮 【セングウ】 installation of a deity in a new shrine, transfer of a shrine
  • 左遷 【サセン】 demotion, relegation, reduction in rank, degradation, downward move
  • 聖遷 【セイセン】 Hegira, Hejira, Hijra

Kun reading compounds

  • 移る 【うつる】 to move (house), to transfer (department), to change the target of interest or concern, to elapse (passage of time), to be permeated by a colour or scent, to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)
  • 移す 【うつす】 to change, to swap, to substitute, to transfer, to change the object of one's interest or focus, to spend or take time, to infect, to permeate something with the smell or colour of something, to move on to the next or different stage of (a plan, etc.)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • traslado
  • transferencia


  • transição
  • mover
  • mudança


  • transition
  • changement
  • déménagement
  • dégrader (armée, profession)
1498 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1975 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4743 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1820 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
943 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1896 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
722 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3932 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1624 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39123P Morohashi
3170 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6113 New Nelson (John Haig)
1610 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1737 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1810 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3256 2001 Kanji
2q12.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
3130.1 Four corner code
1-33-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9077 Unicode hex code