#新 is listed under the radical of #おのづくり（斤）. 斤 means “an axe” so 新’s original meaning was “to cut down a tree,” from which the meaning of “new” was developed.
Originally I planned to post something about food on Wednesdays, but if I post one kanji a week, it would take 4 years just to cover the kanjis prescribed in the NSW HSC syllabus, so I have decided to post a kanji card on every Wednesday and Saturday from now on. Food post will be moved to Fridays.
新約聖書（シンヤクセイショ）: the New Testament
新調（シンチョウ）する: have [a new dress] made
更新（コウシン）: a renewal, an update
刷新（サッシン）: a reform, a renovation
新手（あらて）（の）: new type
新妻（にいづま） : one’s new wife; a newly-married woman
新潟（にいがた）: Niigata – a prefecture in Japan
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