Kanji Kanban #296

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コーヒー豆

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

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to its 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(H1440)

Kanji In Context(KIC471)

Kanji Kanban #295

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なぜ登るのか?

そこに壁ができたから!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this Kyoto Bouldering Gym’s poster.

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(H1703, H1500)

Kanji In Context(KIC472, KIC1029)

Kanji Kanban #294

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OK牧場

美味い!!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this coffee company’s train station billboard.

I couldn’t read the two characters beneath OK on the sign, but after entering them and checking the meaning with rikaichan, I realized that it’s the Japanese translation of the O.K. Corral of gunfight fame.  Though the connection with good coffee isn’t clear to me, I admit! Japanese folks of a certain age are familiar with it thanks to the classic movie from the 50’s.  Can you pronounce this compound?

The second compound must be one of the most often heard words in the Japanese language, especially if you’re fond of watching any of the ubiquitous shows about food here.  But as common as it is, it can be tricky to read if you’re not used to seeing these two characters together, and it can easily be confused with similar words.  Give it a try!

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(H329, H545, H548, H219)

Kanji In Context(KIC1273, KIC335, KIC673, KIC311)

Kanji Kanban #292

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私たちは戦争に協力しません

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

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(H902, H1929, H1154, H872, H858)

Kanji In Context(KIC72, KIC360, KIC361, KIC444, KIC173)

Kanji Kanban #291

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本当に、ありがとう

気持ち、つながる

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this wedding company’s train station advertisement.

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(H211, H1153, H1885, H660)

Kanji In Context(KIC37, KIC402, KIC246, KIC142)

Kanji Kanban #288

 

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充電

できます。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign. When I took this pic, SoftBank was offering free phone recharging.

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(H761, H535)

Kanji In Context(KIC1275, KIC61)

Kanji Kanban #287

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男性のお客様も、

お気軽に!!

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

I saw it in front of a Kyoto salon that offers massage and reflexology.  It’s safe to say that most of their customers are women, and they made this sign in the interest of widening their customer base.

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(H859, H1558, H294, H933, H1885, H717)

Kanji In Context(KIC67, KIC421, KIC318, KIC677, KIC246, KIC116)

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)