This is a sentence from 「ふたり」 by 赤川次郎


Does it read as むこう?If that is the case, then what is the difference between 向う and 向こう?

  • And むこう is pronounced ムコー. – snailplane Aug 12 '15 at 16:07

This is read as むこう.

向こう is the "standard" spelling, but people (especially novelists like him) sometimes use nonstandard or customary spellings like this.

You can see the list of such kanji here:

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  • And 向う (read as むかう) is a verb meaning to face (something). – Viridian Aug 12 '15 at 16:32

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