zhú bamboo

Note

A simplified picture of leaves emerging from a bamboo stem
Number of strokes 6

Sounds same

zhú (bamboo)

Different tone

zhū (hog) zhǔ (dot) zhǔ (owner) zhǔ (to cook) zhù (to live) zhù (to halt)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: zhú

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stroke order for 竹
Stroke order for character 竹, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Also

zhú bamboo

Foot binding

The tradition of binding girls feet so that they could barely walk came into widespread fashion at about the time of the Sui dynasty. The dimunitive feet and trotting gait was considered attractive and many women inflcited it on their daughters (up to one half of all girls) in the hope they would attract a good husband.
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