藤 means 'wisteria'

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Strokes : 18    Frequency: 264   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-1    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 37 words   Used in 4940 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ふじ wisteria
On    ドウ
Name    ぞう   と   ふじゅ
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From wisteria-viewing parties to hair ornaments to a type of doll and dance, wisteria has left its mark on Japanese culture. The 藤 kanji appears in the names of colors, plants, and animals, some with no connection to this vine. Above all, one finds 藤 in people's names. Thus, we have the Fujiwara period of art history, the Fujiwara effect, and the Fujita scale of tornado intensity.
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Flower Power
菊 丹 梗 藤
In this bouquet of essays, flowers represent far more than beauty. Those showcased here (including the Chinese bellflower of the 梗 essay and the tree peony of the 丹 essay) symbolize everything from the emperor, nobility, and wealth to honor, love, and feminine beauty. The Japanese also associate some of these flowers with hardiness or with grief. People celebrate them in family crests, at festivals, with dolls, and in a range of artistic creations. Supposedly, the flowers even confer health benefits—curing headaches, cooling and invigorating the blood, and removing phlegm.
⿱   () grass   rising water  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 藤 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 藤 is used 34 times, read 2 ways.
トウ : 10 words FIND ALL
conflict; complication; troubles; discord
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ふじ : 24 words FIND ALL
Most common form: フジ
wisteria (esp. Japanese wisteria, Wisteria floribunda); wistaria
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An additional 3 less common words include 藤 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2078  Key to Kanji:

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トウ   ふじ wisteria   
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トウ    rising water   
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スイ   みず water   
チン    royal 'we', emperor's pronoun   
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ニク body part   
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テン   あめ    あま- heaven   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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