浜 means 'seashore'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 913   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 31 words   Used in 43 words   Used in 2717 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   はま seashore, sands
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Why did the Japanese once cling to poles in the sea in hopes of curing disease? Where can you ride camels in Japan or nest in a hole on a hot beach in order to heal? Find out about all this, plus beach rituals, beach-inspired literature, and a sandbar-inspired pattern that has influenced designs of everything from tables to cakes. Also enjoy photos of the prettiest beaches in Japan.
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Making the Rounds
傘 浜 鎌 梨
All four kanji symbolize curving objects that have inspired fascinating creative leaps. Umbrella designs made people connect 傘 with domes, mushroom caps, snake eyes, and swords. Land and sea meet in a curvy line, so 浜 helps represent "wavy design" in everything from raked gravel to furniture to dog dishes. As "sickle," 鎌 drives words for crescent-shaped things (e.g., hamachi kama, curving ridges, a dolphin fin, and a dental tool). And the pear influences terms for pear-shaped islands and certain rounded body parts.
⿰   () water   soldier  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 浜 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 浜 is used 37 times, read 2 ways.
ヒン : 7 words FIND ALL
0 1
Tokyo and Yokohama
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はま : 30 words FIND ALL
1. beach; seashore
2. captured pieces (in the game of go); captured stones  (see also: 揚げ浜; abbreviation; often written with kana only)
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An additional 6 less common words include 浜 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1743  Joy o' Kanji : 1743  Key to Kanji:

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ヒン   はま seashore, sands   
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ヘイ   ヒョウ    soldier   
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キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
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スイ   みず water   
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