祥 means 'good omen'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1697   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-29    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 21 words   Used in 725 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    さいわ   きざ   よ   つまびらか
Name    あき   さか   さち   ひろ   まさ   やす   ゆき   よし   あきら   さき   さむ   ただ   なか   なが
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This kanji takes us on quite a ride, from good omens to scandals ("unlucky things," according to the kanji) to discussions of origins and birthplaces (e.g., of reiki, golf, or a "super embankment"). Learn to say that Osaka is the birthplace of "conveyor belt" sushi, and find out about a crazy theory that Noah's Ark departed from Japan, making that country the birthplace of world civilization!
⿰   () show   sheep  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 祥 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 祥 is used 21 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ショウ : 19 words FIND ALL
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scandal; deplorable event
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 2 words FIND ALL
Kichijouji (neighborhood in Tokyo)
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Henshall: 1398  Joy o' Kanji : 1398  Key to Kanji:

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ショウ    good omen, auspicious   
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ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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