Kanji Kanban #282

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医療用と同量

あなたの骨

は大丈夫?

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this drug store’s sign. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1694, H1709, H1181, H180, H177, H1288, H107, H691, H838)

Kanji In Context(KIC325, KIC1362, KIC308, KIC350, KIC435, KIC1104, KIC87, KIC1272, KIC595)

 

Kanji Kanban #281

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共に、学ぶ。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster that I noticed at a Kyoto train station. It’s part of a university’s campaign to recruit new students.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1795, H324)

Kanji In Context(KIC419, KIC50)

Kanji Kanban #280

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移転閉店

SALE

開催中

 

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.  Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H898, H420, H1623, H588, H1622, H987, H39)

Kanji In Context(KIC1101, KIC65, KIC216, KIC55, KIC215, KIC1248, KIC33)

Kanji Kanban #279

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絶妙ハンバーガー

おいしくなければ

全額返金

いたします。

実施期間〜7/23まで

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.

I was struck by how confident the Lotteria chain is about their ‘exquisite’ new burger.  Not just in the naming, but in offering a money back guarantee if you don’t agree with their assessment.

Or are they simply confident that  customers won’t take advantage of the limited time promotion, even if they’re a bit underwhelmed?  My first guess is that the vast majority of Japanese customers would be loath to go back to the counter and ask for a refund in such a case.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1754, H123, H263, H295, H725, H269, H1572, H1045, H1765, H1620)

Kanji In Context(KIC734, KIC1150, KIC160, KIC861, KIC184, KIC21, KIC672, KIC612, KIC690, KIC161)

Kanji Kanban #278

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広告  チラシ  等

お断り

入れないで下さい。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign. Click on a photo to enlarge it.

I  put this up and, presto! No more flyers gagging my poor old mailbox. The bottom two lines say the same thing in different ways-I used both for emphasis.

In Kanji Kanban #277 I  showed a sign that can come in handy if you live in Japan and would like to give away stuff you no longer need.  This sign is even more useful on a daily basis.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H739, H247, H945, H1136, H779, H50)

Kanji In Context(KIC113, KIC892, KIC353, KIC900, KIC186, KIC32)

Kanji Kanban #277

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この中

無料

使えるものがあれば

ご自由にお持ち下さい

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign. Click on the closeup photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

I noticed it recently at a Kyoto flea market that’s held regularly in front of city hall, a regular event that’s called 役所前フリーマーケット in Japanese.

Sellers there are generally not pros,  but folks who have been cleaning out their closets and are there to make a bit of money and find new homes for things that they no longer need,  so there are lots of serious bargains to be had.  And as this sign announces, the things in this box are even better than cheap, they’re free!

Though I have fun shopping there, I’m a bit too lazy to sell stuff at the market.  Instead, I sometimes create a sign similar to the one in the photos and put it in front of my house,  along with things I want to give away.  They always seem to disappear before long!  So if you live in Japan, you might want to make your own version of the sign and see what happens.  I generally put stuff on a small piece of fabric rather than inside a box so it’s easy for people walking by to see and sort through, so I drop the first line, この中, and replace it with こちらは.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H39, H1775, H1178, H990, H36, H1105, H660, H50)

Kanji In Context(KIC33, KIC400, KIC240, KIC199, KIC63, KIC623, KIC142, KIC32)

Kanji Kanban #276

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かばん修理

お見積もり無料

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign. It belongs to a busy little Kyoto  shop that repairs bags along with shoes and other goods, with free estimates. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1722, H265, H57, H1543, H1775, H1178)

Kanji In Context(KIC1175, KIC241, KIC139, KIC886, KIC400, KIC240)

Kanji Kanban #275

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驚きと遊ぼう。驚きと働こう。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1987, H1047, H1987, H1678)

Kanji In Context(KIC477, KIC196, KIC477, KIC192)

Kanji Kanban #274

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おにぎり

サンドイッチ

お飲物

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign advertising the temptations on offer at a convenience store inside Kyoto Station.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1474, H1050)

Kanji In Context(KIC132, KIC321)

Kanji Kanban #273

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奉納

ペンキぬりたて

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading the characters on this torii (shrine gate) and the plastic cone.  They were part of the scenery when we paid a visit to Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine in May.

The two characters on the torii are read from right to left and carry the meaning of an offering, especially in religious contexts.

The thousands of torii that make Fushimi Inari  so unforgettable are vivid examples of such donations, paid for by companies that receive the right to have their names inscribed on the torii in return.

I was struck by how dynamic the atmosphere is, with torii new and old and in between,  some clearly on their last legs.  In stark contrast, the vermilion paint on others was still wet, as the sign on the cone in one photo warns.  The closeup shows another newborn torii, its kanji yet to be painted black.

As we strolled along the path, we looked up and saw a gentleman  perched above us on a ladder. When I asked him how long they usually hold up before succumbing to the elements,  he kindly took a break from his painting duties to report that 10-15 years is a typical torii lifespan. There’s a constant cycle of renewal here, which seems to echo the timeless natural processes at work in the surrounding forest.

What a magical place!

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1573, H1356)

 

Kanji In Context(KIC1678, KIC733)