I am reading a movie scenario magazine and came across this character:

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Here is an example with some context:

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I can't tell if it is a Japanese character or a typographical mark or something else. What could it be?

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「〽」 is called 「庵点{いおりてん}」.

It is a typographic mark that has traditionally been used to indicate that what follows it is (a part of) a poem, song, etc.

It is also said to be the origin of the modern Japanese quotation marks 「」.

「庵{いおり}」, by itself, means a "little hut with a thatched roof" in case someone thought 「〽」 indeed looked like a roof.


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