Etymology: This character is derived from the same pictograph for moon (月), only without the line showing pitted surface. Thus, the un-pitted moon came to represent evening.
Mnemonic: CLEAR MOON INDICATES EVENING.
今夕 (konseki) this evening
夕食 (yuushoku) evening meal
夕日 (yuuhi) setting sun
(Based upon Hanshall, 1998)