Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures – Center

Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures – Center
Meaning
Center, middle
Kunyoumi
なか - naka, うち - uchi, あたる - ataru
Onyoumi
チュウ - Chou

The arrow hit the target right in the center, it’s pretty easy to remember this kanji 中. In the past the middle box part of the kanji was interpreted as a drum. The long lines is a the flagpole. This drum with a flagpole was used to gather people and to detect the direction of the wind.