Today’s #kanji is 昔 which is listed under the radical of #ひらび(日). It is a compound ideograph made of 龷 (“piling up”) and 日.


Meaning: ancient times, old days
Reading: セキ、シャク、むかし

昔日(セキジツ): old times, former times

今昔(コンジャク): (the) past and (the) present

昔(むかし): ancient times, old days
昔話(むかしばなし): an old tale, a legend, folklore
大昔(おおむかし): ancient ties, the distant past, a long time ago
一昔(ひとむかし): an age (ago), a generation (ago)

  • にちへん
  • ひらび

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