Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

This page contains mnemonics for the kanji taught in the first six years of school in Japan (i.e. 1,006 kanji), as developed by Professor Kenneth Henshall. They have been extracted from his book: "A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters" (Tuttle, 1995). The book covers all 1,945 general-use kanji.

This page has been prepared by William Clausing and Jim Breen with the kind permission of Professor Henshall and Tuttle Publishing. The material on this page is copyright and must not be reproduced elsewhere in any form without the permission of Tuttle Publishing.

Kanji Number Mnemonic
1 one finger
2 right hand to the mouth
3 rain from heavenly clouds
4 round coins from bank-teller's window
5 king with ax rules heaven, earth and man
6 sound of rising sun
7 t-bar with droopy lower handle
8 flames of fire
9 flowers appear when plants undergo change
10 child learning under ornate roof
11 spirit-like vapors from source x
12 less than perfect ten: worth only nine
13 person rests against tree
14 two gold nuggets under cover of earth
15 work to open hole in roof to see empty sky
16 pitted crescent moon shining down
17 big spotted dog rearing up
18 bending down to look closely with seeing eye
19 a reel is better than five fingers
20 open mouth
21 check six wooden crosses for school
22 left hand steadies carpenter's square
23 three fingers
24 triple-peaked mountain
25 long-armed child in swaddling clothes
26 four fingers in clenched fist
27 skeins of twisted thread
28 child at home studying letters
29 pointed ear
30 badly written ten again: now worth only seven
31 chariot with two wheels
32 hand with fingers spread
33 all points considered, ten out of ten
34 mountain emerging atop another
35 kneeling woman
36 a stroke divided into two small ones
37 bar with handle, sticking up over baseline
38 there are many trees in the woods
39 headless, armless person
40 water squeezes between banks
41 to stop at the line is to do the correct thing
42 growing plant is a symbol of life
43 young blue-green plants live on the moon
ͼ 44 clear moon indicates evening
45 round stone at base of cliff
46 big fire makes earth glow red
47 that one person is worth a thousand others
48 river flowing between banks
49 those dead people preceded us in life
50 sun shows ten but it's still early
­ 51 round knee and foot suffice to show leg
¼ 52 measure trees in village
53 person looking big as possible
54 man provides strength in field
55 Chinese arrow pierces middle of target
56 coiled hooded snake: similar inside to insect
Į 57 town at t-junction of paths through fields
ŷ 58 person's head is closest part to heaven
59 rice field crossed by paths
60 plant grows in earth
61 two fingers
62 sun with spot
63 enter through inverted v opening
ǯ 64 person visits well every year
65 sunstroke leaves one white?!
Ȭ 66 eight can be easily divided
ɴ 67 score one hundred with one white thumbnail
ʸ 68 cross is basic form of writing: try to top it
69 tree with sweeping branches
70 tree with one central root
̾ 71 mouth calls name at night
72 upright eye
Ω 73 person standing
74 hand pressing down with strength
75 forest contains tall stately trees
ϻ 76 eight topped by six?!
77 bow with string waiting to be drawn
78 billowing rain-clouds look like two noses
79 loose clothes for traveling any distance
80 what exactly can a person say?
81 course to categorize rice measures
82 masked head and crossed legs in summer dance
83 house looking like pig-sty
84 gaping mouth sings the can-can
85 field in picture partitioned by strokes
86 coaxial rotation
87 two noses meet under roof
88 every drop of water goes into sea
89 threads meet in embroidered picture
90 shellfish with protruding feelers
91 crescent moon with crack on outside
92 gate with space to let sun shine through
93 only three hairs stand on head: glum face
94 steam comprises watery vapors
95 wordy account of oneself
96 return with wife carrying broom and sword
97 cow with ears and broken horn
98 fish with fiery tail
99 stone lantern at emperor's palace in capital
100 strong insect draws bow with its nose
101 cane in hand teaches child stick arranging
102 string of jewels fit for king
103 distance to move chopped, making it near
104 put hairs into pattern of well-frame
105 counting in tens is a way of measuring
106 two persons of same origin
107 originally cliff with funny spring, now a plain
108 one door forms half a gate
109 an old story, told at least ten times
110 noon strikes, knocking top bit off cow
111 sit crosslegged on threading road, fall behind
112 five mouths speak many words
113 work with carpenter's square
114 spacious building with elbow-room
115 mix six crosses
116 person carries fire that shines light
117 bent old man considers burial in earth
118 column goes along to crossroads
119 tall watchtower
120 arrow burns yellow with grass from field
121 cap fits mouth
ë 122 valley is doubly split opening
123 one's country is an enclosed jewel
124 ground in burnt field is black
125 cover the corner, right now
126 funny dam built by talented one-year-old
127 person with saw about to make something
128 count by using bamboo abacus with both hands
129 footprints stop above line
130 go to city market to buy cloth top hat
131 always thinking of one's field in one's heart
132 pound threads with spoon to make paper
133 temple has measured grounds
134 nose is just a stroke from eye, symbolising self
135 tell time by sun on temple
136 arrive at roofed room
137 altar ground is shrine
138 weak hairs bend like bows
139 chief has hair on head
140 rice plants can get burned in autumn
141 three people enjoy spring sun
142 take brush in hand daily and write
143 small with just a little extra
144 place where sun shines down on ground
145 colorful tale about bodies bent in sex act
146 covered food good for eating
147 heart shows stroke damage
148 stand of trees newly cut down by sharp ax
149 parent sees all from stand of trees
150 diagram with spot marked by x and two pointers
151 woman counts number of rice grains by hand
152 sun falls in west like drop from wine press
153 voice of samurai at door
154 stars born from sun
155 sun against blue means clear weather
156 seven sword cuts
157 rain that hand sweeps away is snow
158 boat with eight portholes is ship
159 before cutting meat cut horns
160 furthermore, threads can be assembled in group
161 foot running along ground
162 grass is early plant
¿ 163 many evenings
164 fat is a bit more than just big
165 root of a person is the body
166 I mount stand to say something
167 land with odd twisting creatures on ground
168 waters of pond contain twisting creatures
169 know arrow hole
170 two bamboo stems
171 ample tea plants
172 measure in feet noon sun over horizon
Ĺ 173 long haired old man with stick is very senior
Ļ 174 bird with wings and talons
ī 175 morning sun rises on plants, displacing moon
176 bent figure uses extra movement to pass
177 young brothers put in order as binding on stake
Ź 178 store occupies building
179 mark left after occupation by fire
180 lightning strikes field in electric rain storm
181 broad-bladed sword
182 sitting crosslegged on winter ice
183 small hand appropriately hits mark
184 sun rising through trees in east
185 bamboo gives fitting answer
Ƭ 186 head is a bean-like vessel
Ʊ 187 all hoops have same single opening
ƻ 188 head moves, showing way along road
189 sell words to read
190 get a hoop for ten yen down south
191 rearing horse
192 samurai stands behind counter selling
193 net full of shell-money can buy a lot
194 sitting crosslegged watching wheat plant grow
Ⱦ 195 half a hornless cow, split down middle
196 rice sown in fields by number, in turns
197 father has cane in hand
198 insect blown against sail by wind
ʬ 199 understand one divides by splitting with sword
ʹ 200 ear listening at gate hears a lot
201 grain-laden ear of American rice
202 few feet walk nowadays
203 mother is woman with prominent nipples
204 both boat and plow can point the way
205 people flee, turning their backs on the north
206 every person has a mother
207 younger sister is immature woman
208 bright sun and moon give clarity
209 bird's mouth produces non-human cry
210 tuft of hair
211 double-doored gate
212 at night, person puts on top hat to view moon
213 village already built on wild moor
ͧ 214 hands reaching out in friendship
215 use fence
216 sun wings its way like a bird, and so day passes
217 wheat comes to be ten grains of rice?!
218 tasseled drum on stand makes pleasing music
Τ 219 ground tilled into fields, indicating village
220 keeping jewels in village is reasonable
221 tongue controls words when talking
222 sub-human, ugly, twisted feelings are bad
223 woman at home, resting at ease
224 sun goes dark, accompanied by sound
225 doctor's bag contains arrow, used for healing
226 a thought is a sound from the heart
227 educate child upside-down like piece of meat
228 official members always talk of money
229 institute complete with surrounding hills
230 lack food, so swallow drink
231 army on move needs luck and transport
232 long swim in water
233 laden person mounts horse at relay station
234 spacious park encloses considerable distance
235 yellow piece of wood laid on its side
236 arrive and find corpse in store building
237 sun warms water in a bowl
238 bewitched person changes and falls
239 what a burden the lotus plant can be!
240 boundary between fields marks areas
241 hands remove bar and open gate
242 all the steps of a terraced hill
243 angular horn
244 wet tongue is sign of life
245 building's six wells ice over in cold
246 one halberd in mouth causes feeling in heart
247 official eats in hall
248 mountainous cliff forms dry shore
249 stony mountain shows rocky crags
250 cause oneself to run
251 expect period of months between winnowings
252 each house guest sits crosslegged, open mouthed
253 extreme investigation of nine holes
254 hurrying person suddenly bends, hand to heart
255 reach out and grade threads
256 palace is building with joined rooms
257 seek spherical jewel
258 nose to ground suggests one's gone too far
259 tall arched wooden structure is bridge
260 study complex wooden instrument as profession
261 field has many bending paths
262 office corpse uses odd phrase in circumstances
263 stop and stare at silvery metal
264 old plant leaves bitter taste
265 keep an eye on table: it's valuable equipment
266 lord holds stick next to mouth
267 elder brother is all mouth and legs
268 person involved with joining threads
269 light vehicle pushed along ground by hand
270 vessel contains blood
271 person decides to carry water-pack on back
272 hone stone with two forked sticks
273 keep an eye on stand at prefectural show
274 mouth speaks three and a bit words
275 storehouse is building containing vehicles
276 old moon seen in waters of lake
277 eight lords show nose in public
278 house window faces one
279 extra sharp stroke brings happiness
280 find oneself together with water in port
281 mouth calls number of twisting weed
282 stop and stare at tree root
283 hand puts meat on altar in festival of worship
284 slender path threads through field
285 samurai is person who works and serves
286 person falls in death, soon bare bones
287 official person uses servant
288 first woman begins to mount platform
289 person sits pointing at sun with finger
290 teeth ensure rice stops in mouth
291 words from temple are pure poetry
292 lack of ice follows next
293 handling ten boxes is no small thing
294 hold hands at temple
295 carpenter's square is a form of stake
296 in reality, a big six-armed man is in the house!
297 convey copy of building
298 person will be buried in ground one day
299 king with bit extra is real master
300 take measures to protect house
301 hand takes control of ear
302 watery alcohol in wine jar
303 one hand receives baton from another hand
304 sandbank in river is separate province
305 joined hands can gather or count to ten
306 threads finish in winter
307 white wings learning to fly
308 another week rolls around
309 birds gather in tree
310 where person lives is where he is master
311 heavy vehicle has double wheels
312 chop down door with ax to get into place
313 person under hot sun
314 furthermore, help by adding strength
315 summon, and let there be light
316 water has vanished from our little moon
317 use mouth and legs to trade, standing at counter
318 badge quickly stands out
319 with effort, two fires can surpass moon
320 two come riding
321 straight tree is properly planted
322 sun is pierced: what can one say?
323 pregnant woman has conspicuous body
324 gods say something spirited at altar
325 find deep waterhole near tree
326 advance like moving bird
327 odd world of the thirties' generation
328 force correct arrangement of bundles
329 trace thread-like line to source
330 king completely under cover
331 sent away from heaven
© 332 heart breathes through nose
² 333 person with arrow in side is one of the clan
¾ 334 other person is like twisting creature
335 hand hits nail
336 measure opposition to text
337 wait at temple beside road
338 person replaced by stake
339 bamboo tops young brother in order of things
340 get subject heading correct on the day
ú 341 fiery material from mountain cliff is coal
û 342 both arrow and food vessel are short
343 sheep arrives wearing eye-liner!
344 master pours water
345 master wooden pillar
346 block is exact to a t
Ģ 347 long cloth drape used as register
Ĵ 348 investigate by talking around
ľ 349 ten eyes fixed directly on corner
350 pursue moving buttocks
351 fix roof correctly
352 palace courtyard is fine garden
Ŵ 353 lost metal proves to be iron
ž 354 vehicle rolls over two noses
355 metropolis is village of many persons
356 hand measures twenty-one degrees in building
357 hand strikes by throwing ax
358 bird alights on mountainous island
359 rising sun heats water
360 two funny feet climb food vessel
361 bamboo tablets at temple are all equal
ư 362 strength moves heavy object
Ƹ 363 child stands in village
364 person tries to get inside hoop
365 inside person there is meat
366 farming unearths bent clam shell
367 waves form skin of water
368 distribute wine to oneself
Ȫ 369 burned field is a dry field
ȯ 370 discharged with two bent legs and funny feet
ȿ 371 cliff opposes hand
372 slope is opposed ground
373 opposed to wooden boards
374 opposed to skinning with one stroke
375 broken heart does not want to be sad
376 beautiful big sheep
ɡ 377 own nose follows trail through twenty fields
ɹ 378 ice is frozen water
ɽ 379 shown long-looking list
380 little rice, eaten in a mere second
381 third-rate health leads to illness
382 quality goods come in boxes
383 defeated person flees bearing money
384 clan stands open mouthed in part of village
385 servile hand puts clothes on hoist under moon
ʡ 386 altar at single entrance to field--good fortune
ʪ 387 cow is a thing with four legs
ʿ 388 balanced scales are flat and even
389 reverse movement and return
390 strive to avoid effort?!
391 striking in all directions is a form of release
392 ten thousand march in wrong direction
̣ 393 taste lingers unfinished in the mouth
̿ 394 life can hinge on a spoken order
395 mask encloses funny face with big eye
396 mouth asking at gate
397 move off with weapon in hand to do one's duty
398 medicinal plant gives pleasure
ͳ 399 there's a reason for derrick in field
400 liquid from field with derrick is oil
ͭ 401 have meat in your hand
ͷ 402 children play at moving person's side
ͽ 403 I've already pushed the shuttle
404 ocean of white sheep, not white horses
405 leaves are generation of plants on tree
406 side of hill is positively sunny
407 sheep appears to water tree--awkward situation
408 from each plant, leaf falls like drop of water
ή 409 hair and water flow as child is born
ι 410 put odd clothes on one side for journey
ξ 411 scales weigh both parts of a pair
412 watery green liquid oozes in thread-like strands
413 praying at altar is act of propriety
414 cut up bones lined up in a row
ϩ 415 each foot follows same route
416 rice softened in the mouth in peaceful Japan
417 sit crosslegged, hand on heart, in love
418 consider plan around restful wooden table
419 person uses plow as starting point
420 collar and sleeves symbolize clothing
421 person stands according to rank
422 enclosure surrounds well
423 entrust rice plants to woman
424 fleshy stomach seen in field
425 hand presses down on person as on seal
426 England has superior plants in its center
427 tree flourishes gloriously under ornate cover
428 person throws salty dish from mouth to ground
429 big opening in center
430 person with hundred million thoughts
431 strengthened by added mouth
432 change goods for money and vice-versa
433 section of lesson contains fruitful words
434 plant with fang-like shoots
435 force oneself to reform
436 wooden device for admonishing
437 covering live mouth can cause harm
438 each person sits crosslegged and open mouthed
439 remember to be awake when learning by looking
440 completely original building
441 government official in building sits on backside
442 man from mouth of Han River in grassy Han China
443 bamboo pipe under control
444 heaven's gates are impassable barrier: sent away
445 look and observe crested bird
446 wish springs from head not heart
447 interwoven cloth threads desirable but rare
448 rice plants in season grow like young children
449 chronicle of self threads from beginning to end
450 food pot at mouth makes samurai happy
451 person at side of winnowing device holds flag
452 four big box-like vessels are useful utensils
453 on how many occasions is wooden loom used?
454 discussion involves righteous use of words
455 cross water to seek spotted fur coat
456 rescue by coercive request
457 supply joined threads
458 raise laden table by hand: some act!
459 fishing requires both fish and water
460 plant and table go together
461 thirteen strong arms cooperating
462 shout aloud at bent legs in metal mirror
463 two elder brothers compete in stand-off
464 person pushed into opening between wooden poles
465 enclosed section x is a ward
466 covered wagons encircle army camp
467 village belongs to lord of county district
468 model punishment for earthy types
469 sunny capital is a bright scene
470 two nosey people examine art of planting
471 person with gaping mouth lacks dignity
472 bind samurai's mouth with thread
473 hand holds pen erect
474 healthy person stands erect
475 elder brother examines horse cover
476 solid old enclosure
477 meritorious service entails effortful work
478 person points to weather signs with arrow
479 desktop boat voyage
480 hand pounds healthy bran flakes in building
481 proclaim with bull-like roar from mouth
482 sheep on left is different
483 hand plucks vegetables near tree
484 take most sun when it's at its highest point
485 lots of timber in dam of felled trees
486 past made up of yesterday and other days
487 ""buttock cloth"" has finely cut print
488 kill by striking with wooden cross
489 surmise why one worships under roof
490 go to get big nose with three hairs attended to
491 live birth standing on cliff
492 hand strikes meat, scattering twenty-one pieces
493 two cruel halberds leave only bare bone
494 samurai stands erect
495 Mr. Hill borrows family ladle
496 hand of man central to history
497 one official administers corner entrance
498 elder sister works in city
499 test forms of words
500 decline with words from sharp tongue
501 man about to lose baton
502 person who has borrowed in the past
503 kind of rice plant heavy with seed
504 earth around mouth of hoop
505 hundred people lodging in one house
506 compliant heads in sequence like flowing river
507 clothes must first be cut
508 preacher's mouth recites for two days
509 roast thirty-one legs on fire
510 illuminate by bright light of fire
511 moreover, shells are prizes
512 retainer keeps watchful eye out
513 person's word is believed and trusted
514 it's true that equipment is in ten pieces
515 become exact after trimming with halberd blade
516 few eyes examine ministry: an omission
517 blue water is pure and clean
518 strong power forces up round earthen mounds
519 conflict quieted by sight of calming green
520 building with twenty-one cloth seats
521 take blame for pile-up of rice plants
522 hand-ax can break or bend
523 bamboo has joints, namely sections
524 elder brother disperses words, preaching away
525 water shallow: depth of two halberds
526 fight war with simple halberd
527 choose to move together like twisting threads
528 duly eat roast dog meat, but . . .
529 vie with bent old man, stick in hand
530 ministers eye each other from trees
531 warehouse has cover and doored entrance
532 thoughts can be mutual feelings
533 elephant resembles pig with big ears and trunk
® 534 manage fast movement
¦ 535 be at side of model person
³ 536 continue to sell threads
´ 537 ten soldier-men in top hats
¹ 538 descendants are children in thread-like lineage
539 find cloth belt in mountain zone
540 unit of pig-like soldiers on hill
ã 541 sheep move on ground to attain goal
ñ 542 simple unit of ten fields
543 conversation of fiery words
544 govern from a watery platform
545 put net directly in path
546 stored wealth fits exactly under roof
IJ 547 fleshy intestines exposed to rising sun
548 person scoops low, down to baseline
549 scoop out base of building
550 person stops at inn
Ū 551 white ladle makes good target
ŵ 552 bend six rules
553 two people nose to nose conveying something
554 follower runs futilely along road
555 try with slave-like effort
556 lamp's flame is exact
Ʋ 557 furthermore, hall is on raised ground
Ư 558 working people on the move
559 mother lives on, despite poison
Ǯ 560 earthen mounds round fire become hot
ǰ 561 have thoughts in heart even now
562 shell ""defeated"" by striking hand
563 person stands open mouthed with double
564 gain ten exclusive points by extensive gambling
565 opposed to eating cooked rice
566 two long beaked cranes fly through tall reeds
567 unwind and spend money
ɬ 568 lance through heart is necessarily bent
ɮ 569 take bamboo writing brush in hand
ɼ 570 vote shows west is best
ɸ 571 tree is a signpost showing west
572 put down once, then thrice, for emphatic ""not so""
573 big man with pin through head is good husband
574 hand attaches measure to person
575 large building attached to government center
576 deputy cut down at single entrance to field
ʴ 577 minutely divided rice becomes powder
ʼ 578 soldier puts ax on table
579 two cuts to the mouth mean split lip
580 movement cuts through boundary
581 change to a sort of red as one sits crosslegged
582 change of mail man leads to convenient service
583 serpent-like embryo enveloped in womb
ˡ 584 constrained by law to leave water
˾ 585 king gazes at moon, wishing for death
586 hand with stick makes cow go into pasture
587 tip of tree
588 both grass and water can be filling
̮ 589 veins are tributaries of the body
̱ 590 populace is more substantial than clan
591 knotted thread reminds of promise about ladle
ͦ 592 old man bent with age but still brave
593 every western has vital need for woman in it
594 rear sheep for food
595 valley water is good for bathing
596 effective sharp tool cuts rice for profit
Φ 597 hills and earthen mounds indicate land
598 take lid off food--looks good
599 measure of rice has fixed charge
600 village gets measured quantity, for one day
601 vehicle has aligned and capped wheels
602 variety of rice with big head
603 kneeling person ordered to don cap
604 ice rules in freezing cold
605 people in line show example of precedent
606 history stops with indoor rice plants?!
Ϣ 607 accompanied by row of moving vehicles
608 refined threads from the east
Ϸ 609 old man falls, ready for burying in ground
ϫ 610 labor with effort under ornate roof
Ͽ 611 record on green metal
612 roof under pressure from earth
613 transfer many rice plants
614 enclosed man has cause to depend on others
615 water looks icy for a long time
616 ornately roofed barracks with joined rooms
617 opening to go on guard for almost five years
618 sun bounces easily off lizard's changing legs
619 make profit on eight sets of tableware
620 need for liquid, even water at night
621 perform in building by yellow river
622 react with feeling to building
623 master goes off
624 feelings are cause of kind favor
625 person opposed to even temporary falsehood
626 person from west has price on head
627 tree, like field, produces fruitful results
628 water can form river
629 excessive movement makes backbone pass mouth!
630 congratulations on adding to one's money
631 no water, but decidedly cheerful feelings
632 solve problem by cutting off cow's horn
633 each tree sets a standard
634 ascertain that bird under roof is a roc
635 visitor's forehead looks like plaque
636 publish book on how to keep sword dry
637 person dries trunk as sun rises through grass
638 become used to having heart pierced
640 stop and stare with wide eyes
641 winnowing device based on firm ground
642 draw near to strange house
643 adult male looked upon as standard
644 support from skilled hands facilitates craft
645 I am like a sheep, full of righteousness
646 big upside-down man moves in reverse
647 stooping person propped up for a long time
648 only one day old, but old nonetheless
649 old person sitting slumped is at home
650 permit speech at noon
651 stand on sunny ground, legs astride boundary
652 same hands raised at table--how interesting
653 level ground with one ladle?!
654 altar in forbidden forest
655 mouth wraps itself around phrase
656 words flow like river in lesson
657 lord of sheep flock
658 guiding hand passes threads to ground
659 master cuts threads, washes clean in water
660 person leading away cow is a serious matter
661 start two fires with cut up tickets
662 elder brother dons cap to climb steep hill
663 elder brother investigates wooden cover
664 silk threads from round fleshy worm
665 stop and stare from hill, having reached limits
666 see jewel that now appears
667 decreased water brings on heartless feeling
668 old stick in hand a thing of the past
669 that individual is a hard person
670 wordily defend hand seizing bird in grass
671 exchange of strength proves most effective
672 kind but ""thick"" child plays daily by cliff
673 till around well and many branched tree
674 extensive metal ore
675 do you mind if it's built with wooden baskets?
676 lecture built with ""baskets"" of words
677 compare sun and water--a confusing mix
678 furthermore, wood should be investigated
679 add one basket again
680 fire and flooding river are potential calamities
681 wife holds broom in hand
682 gather fruit from tree with two hands
683 festival at edge of hill is quite an occasion
684 funny dam is located near countryside dwelling
685 dam full of money means great wealth
686 not a network, but still criminal
687 nine miscellaneous birds gathered in tree
688 silkworm is a heavenly insect
689 alcohol has lingering bitter acid taste
690 two males praised and given money
691 hand supports cross-shaped branch
692 warrior's heart shows will
693 model teacher has one bit of cloth over buttocks
694 next sum of money provides capital
695 drops from altar sacrifice show will of gods
696 starting point for person is to resemble one
697 old person is really a child
698 have knowledge of a word sounding like lance
699 two axes chop pawned shell to ascertain quality
700 quarters with roof and entrance below ground
701 words of apology and thanks as one shoots off
702 teacher's hand confers receipt
703 hand obtains pitchfork from supply store
704 person practices to master striking with brush
705 mass of odd people under watchful eye with lash
706 elder brother celebrates at altar
707 state how one moved around funny tree
708 go around funny tree with certain technique
709 ten birds on water, all at same level
710 building already beginning to show order
711 surplus hills must be removed
712 invite by summoning with hand
713 hear about a bristly water-baby
715 correct words are proof
716 item about sitting crosslegged in tree
717 dog eats bar of ice, now in bad condition
718 furthermore, the usual cloth, as always
719 heart made blue with feeling of pity
720 weave threads with noise like a lance
721 job as lancer leaves noise in ears
722 tree cut in shape of cow shows system of sorts
723 one's nature is the heart one is born with
724 government forces correctness
725 refined green rice fills one with spirit
726 system for manufacturing clothing
727 elder brother gives away rice-tax
728 growing money debts mean growing liability
729 blame threads for poor achievements in spinning
730 join hands with woman standing alone
731 build with words, despite hammer in hand
732 tongue shows dry mouth
733 sever colorful threads
734 two gold halberds reduced to mere coin
735 sheep has one small but good mouth
736 furthermore, at altar one worships ancestors
737 raw threads are bare and basic elements
738 thread runs through public feeling
¤ 739 proclaim that one has made a move
740 image of elephant man
741 build up earth in field over eight days
§ 742 rules regarding the cutting of money
¬ 743 measure water with fathom-rule
° 744 insect with buttocks, legs, and head belongs to which genus?
» 745 member has hand missing--serious loss
746 stop and stare, then move back in retreat
747 loan is replacement money
748 have appearance of able heart
749 measured circle produces well rounded group
750 decisively decline rice cut with ax in corner
751 mediocre work with wood and bamboo in building
ĥ 752 draw longbow to full stretch
753 hold properly in hand
754 to an extent, rice ends up in king's mouth
Ŭ 755 move in manner befitting old emperor
Ũ 756 old emperor strikes suitably matched enemy
757 supervise lineage full of threads
Ƽ 758 copper is same metal as red metal
Ƴ 759 measured guiding hand leads along way
760 special bull sent to temple
761 measure potential gains in movement over one day
762 move that virtuous heart is worth ten eyes
763 insect-ridden German Shepherd dog is left alone
Ǥ 764 entrust jewels to person on duty
dz 765 dog meat duly burns with extra fire
ǽ 766 fleshy bear with claws and nose can perform Noh
767 skin a rock!? must mean break it
768 dog commits crime of assaulting prone person
Ƚ 769 cut in half--a judgment with Solomon's seal
770 opposed wooden board makes print
771 compare two persons sitting side by side
772 fleshy bending body has been fattened
773 wings unfold--not a fault
774 person equipped with grass uses it for roof
ɶ 775 listed persons receive sacks
ɾ 776 even words are fair comment
777 money divided, so now poor
778 hand works on spread of cloth threads
779 woman holding broom may be wife
780 house at single entrance to field grows wealthy
781 warrior advances on foot with halberd
782 person goes repeatedly to sit crosslegged in sun
ʣ 783 person crosslegged in sun with double clothing!
ʩ 784 Buddha has prominent nose
785 books bound with thread left at editor's door
786 speech about twenty noses!?
787 person preserved in wooden box
788 sun shines on big, grass covered, earthen grave
789 by good fortune, seize person, report for reward
˭ 790 food vessel bends under weight of rich content
791 defensive hill to one side prevents attack
792 exchange bent sword for money in trade deal
˽ 793 exposed to violent sun together with insufficient water
̤ 794 growth of immature tree not yet finished
̳ 795 lance forces effort in performing duty
̵ 796 wheatsheaf burned, now none left
797 rice is moved and lost--how perplexing
798 many white threads of cotton make cotton wool
͢ 799 transport cut meat under cover in vehicle
; 800 eight excessively dry beams under ample roof
801 already faced with having to look after deposits
802 roofed valley looks able to contain a lot
Ψ 803 ten bits of thread command top rate
ά 804 abbreviated outline of each field
α 805 stop in field to fasten on bent sword
806 head rules, controlling possessed territory
807 together again in different field--how strange
808 move on and leave behind something precious
809 lance in ground at sole entrance--off limit area
811 child lies stiff under roof, set to go to heaven
812 feathered wings
813 center of sun shines brightly
814 drag feet in extended movement
815 go alongside of water, through eight openings
816 say exactly what can should be approved
817 I have a tasseled halberd, a symbol of me myself
818 hillside ablaze--reduced to ashes
819 road-town is just crossroads of raised earth
820 spread hands wide
821 get leather from middle of ten horned creatures
822 each gate leads to cabinet
823 sword harms by dividing
824 red tree stump provides firm stock
825 flattened forked pole for drying washing
826 light two fires by oneself with rolled volumes
827 put hand above eye to watch better
829 space left on brief and simple bamboo letter
830 nine rounded off with extra stroke
831 crouch on edge of dangerous cliff--mate fallen
832 use wooden table for desk
833 army hand wields command
834 one precious shell in middle of collection
835 two people felled by one arrow? doubt if correct
836 stringless bow
837 if it reaches mouth, then suck it in
838 person stands weeping watery tears
839 attendant offers togetherness to person
840 flesh encircling scarred ""container"" is the chest
841 odd stringy food served in village
842 work with effort to grow plants from seed-box
843 bamboo has strong fleshy sinews
844 lineage composed of twisted connected threads
845 direct path entails moving with hands on ground
846 force person to use respectful phrases of plants
847 warn with respectful words
848 tiger attacks pig with sword?!--what drama!
849 take cover away and expose hole
851 crested bird had right to balance in tree
852 constitutional law covers all one sees and feels in life
853 water source is in original spring on plain
854 daringly ornate building is strictly solemn!
855 I myself follow the thread--what about you?
856 odd hand by mouth stops breathing or calling
857 mistaken words given
858 empress comes behind, cutting opening with ax
859 woman likes child--what a fine thing
860 filial piety is child caring for earthy old man
861 emperor is white king
862 work with crimson threads
863 descend hill and sit crosslegged by well
864 metal in hills proves to be steel
865 mince threads by cutting tops off
866 samurai beats rice under cover to make cereals
867 flesh covered bones
868 tree in difficulty, trapped in box
869 sand comprises little stones
870 persons sit on ground under roof at gathering
871 text about odd moon seen in settled water
872 judge decides to cut cloth with fancy halberd
873 plan to fix droopy tree branches with bamboo
874 stacked bound tablets resemble volumes of books
875 nose flat to ground as one reaches one's peak
876 rice is private and belongs to me myself
877 next woman has a good figure
878 look and see what's on show
879 parts of speech are official words
880 samurai's heartfelt words recorded in journal
881 rock has invisible magnetic threads
882 hand shoots measured arrow into body
883 find abandoned hand in one's quarters!
884 measure prop for foot of topless door
886 plants on right are young
888 samurai's hand stands food pot next to tree
889 building with altar is main center of religion
890 take up issue of crippled dogs in capital
891 follow eight roads correctly
892 threads to follow are the vertical ones
893 reduced to threadbare lodgings
894 mature child puts round lid over mouth of fire pit
895 pure threads look like hair
896 sit crosslegged on stool to deal with situation
897 person netted, signs up for government office
898 person's words are many and various
899 commander's hand about to reach for bar of ice
900 big person bent over like bamboo, laughing
901 wounded persons left exposed to rising sun
902 get badge for overcoming hindering hill
903 castle consists of earthen ramparts
904 grass covered waterbaby steams on fiery hotplate
905 ten metal needles
906 two people show benevolent relationship
907 look like riding hanging down to ground!
908 push bird ahead with hand
909 pulse measured as one inch from hand
911 saintly king's earhole is sacred
912 words become sincere
913 state that roof will be finished in two days
914 exclusive possession of ten measured fields
915 spring produces white water
916 wash tip in water
917 soak nine shrubs in water to make dye
918 two big men play heavenly music
919 nose makes hole in window, left feeling down
920 for a start, put sword in warehouse
921 layers of corpses build up in field over eight days
922 three wooden boxes take some handling
¢ 923 store and guard halberds under grassy cliff
¡ 924 entrails are harbored in body
¸ 926 child knows of existence of funny dam
º 927 pour out measure of wine for esteemed guest
928 seven roomed house with roof on top
ô 929 carry burden in hand for one whole day
õ 930 hand probes hole in tree
931 cut steps by striking cliff
932 three hands warming in the sun
933 person has fixed price
934 person in middle makes for good relationship
935 reason for space under roof is to let in sky
936 loyalty and devotion at center of one's heart
937 person writes notable book about plants
ģ 938 government office is building of exactitude
939 two cracked turtle shells show trillion signs
ĺ 940 receive nail exactly through top of head
Ĭ 941 seawater rises with morning tide
942 entrust with wages money
943 pain passes through sick body
Ÿ 944 slumped figure in shorts spread out on grass
Ƥ 945 attack and defeat with measured words
946 elder brother's faction meets under fancy roof
947 rice from Tang China looks like sugar
948 deliver corpse and report reason
949 bird in trouble in waterless Han China
951 child reaches for breast swollen with milk
ǧ 952 words of appreciation as blade reaches heart!?
Ǽ 953 store obtained threads inside, ready to resupply
Ǿ 954 body's brain-box marked by cross and hairs
955 faction is like tributary relative to river
956 hand offers eight-leaved plant in worship
957 turn back defiantly on meat from the north
958 bodies in cities have bad lungs
959 non-person is an amusing actor
960 squad receives a cut of the jewels
961 sun escapes every evening
962 deny, saying not so
963 criticism can involve an handy comparison
964 rice plant necessarily kept secret
ʢ 965 person sits crosslegged, fleshy belly in sun
ʳ 966 big bird stirs, flying excitedly from field
967 his majesty's throne compares to earthen hill
968 close gate with propped cross
969 one side of a tree is some piece!
970 use needle point to make good torn clothes
971 treasure house contains jewels
ˬ 972 visit someone to have words on the side
˴ 973 dead person lost in corner
˺ 974 ""dead in one's heart"" means forgotten
975 two big wooden clubs with nails through
976 hand holds thin flat wooden stick for counting
977 big curtain of threaded grass shades out sun
̩ 978 building in dense mountains necessarily secret
979 bright alliance pledged over bowl of blood
980 plant copies model tree and grows big in sun
981 big arrow with broken tip
982 person translating carries a load of words
͹ 983 mail in village left dangling
ͥ 984 gentle actor's superior display of person's grief
985 infant short on strength, like tiny thread
986 sheep with fine horns marked with three stripes
987 greedy person lacks valley so desires one
988 wings of time leave, till the next time
989 kneeling figure puts tongue out--leads to riot
990 angular back-to-back fish eggs?!
991 person with one staring eye sees all
΢ 992 clothing made at rear of village has good lining
Χ 993 moving hand writes down the law
994 person faces goods and stares
ϯ 995 good moon is clear and bright
996 argument of neatly capped and aligned words
1036 woman half claws way up tree to get cherry blossom
1210 fiercely agitated water releases white spray
1304 person prays at tree for money bills
1307 fluted dish on plate
1315 tree branch
1322 rear animals by administering food to them
1394 pine is a public tree
1476 serve heaped dishes when one becomes prosperous
1481 twenty-one days ago is well in the past
1521 three sticks atop fruit tree form nest
1524 samurai wears clothes in bed
« 1535 manage to put box-like bundle in tree
1568 use stretched words to deceive about birth
ū 1624 there's a reason for making flute from bamboo
Ʀ 1640 one miniature box on stand, full of beans
1689 every tree should be a plum tree
Ȣ 1703 bamboo sides mutually opposed in box
1775 line up in two rows of eight
1789 live to see sun set among big plants at end of day
̴ 1844 cover eyes at night and dream of grass