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grain shovel/scoop    其

Explanation winnowing fan

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
period, term
KI, GO
Left: (The image of a grain shovel/scoop (tool for threshing), that is used for throwing up the grain rhythmically in certain periods to separate the grain from the husk.), right: moon
Grain scoops (at work) and the moon are only seen periodically.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
flag, banner
hata, KI
Left: Side/direction: , right: lying person (here: waving banner in the wind) and a grain scoop =shovel that was used to separate the grain from the husk
In one direction blows the banner at the end of the grain scoop: Our flag!
JLPT 2Joyo 5
foundation, base
motozuku, KI
Top: image of a grain shovel/scoop (tool for threshing, that is used for throwing up the grain rhythmically in certain periods [thus used in period ] to separate the grain from the husk; below: earth
The grain scoop has an earthen foundation.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Shogi (=Japanese chess)
KI
Left: tree , right: =grain shovel/scoop used for threshing by rhythmically throwing up the grain in certain periods (cf. )
It is made of wood and looks like a grain shovel: the Shogi play field.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cheat, fox, deceive
azamuku, GI
Left: grain shovel/scoop (tool for threshing, by throwing up the grain rhythmically in certain periods {thus used in period } to separate the grain from the husk), right: lack/fault (The mouth wide open of the yawning person is lacking sth.)
A grain scoop is lacking, I have been cheated!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Go (= the game)
GO
Top: image of a grain shovel/scoop , that is seen here as the play board for 'Go', bottom: stone as gaming piece
Use a 'grain-scoop'-like play board with the play-stones to play 'Go'.

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