Kana Kanban

おまつり

How do you say ‘festival’ in Japanese? If you’re learning hiragana, try reading this poster advertising an upcoming event.  I noticed it on a community message board in my neighborhood in Kyoto.  The お at the beginning is an honorific and is often omitted.

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

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Katakana Japanese Reading Practice #25: Coca-Cola Poster

Coca-Cola Japan sign in katakana Japanese alphabetグレートテイストゼロシュガー

If you’re studying katakana, try reading this  sign.

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

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Originally posted 2012-11-16 23:15:30.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #45-Bento Lunch Boxes

お弁当

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the words on these signs.

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(H742, H1153)

Kanji In Context(KIC1116, KIC402)

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Originally posted 2012-11-15 21:32:12.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #44-Parcel Delivery Truck

赤帽あいしん運送店 軽貨物

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

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(H1743, H408, H303, H2016, H717, H588, H1010, H1050)

Kanji In Context(KIC46, KIC1279, KIC304, KIC206, KIC55, KIC116, KIC857, KIC321)

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Originally posted 2012-11-12 13:24:34.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #43-Kirin Truck

高圧ガス

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

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 (H307, H152)

Kanji In Context(KIC83, KIC1197)

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Originally posted 2012-11-11 22:53:15.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #42-Dog Walking Prohibited

犬の散歩禁止

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the words on 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(H238, H1189, H371, H1098, H370)

Kanji In Context(KIC319, KIC721, KIC176, KIC815, KIC217)

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Originally posted 2012-11-10 13:29:44.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #41-Mirror Shop

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 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 (H483)

Kanji In Context(KIC1034)

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Originally posted 2012-11-09 23:23:43.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #40-Tobacco

たばこ24時間自動販売機

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading the words on 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(H159, H1620, H36, H1676, H726, H323, H1382)

Kanji In Context(KIC25, KIC161, KIC63, KIC64, KIC1223, KIC187, KIC334)

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Originally posted 2012-11-08 14:15:18.

Kanji Kanban #39-Japanese Road Sign Stop

止まれ 自転車も止まれ

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the words on these signs.

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 (H370, H36, H420, H286, H370)

Kanji In Context(KIC217, KIC63, KIC65, KIC62, KIC217)

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Originally posted 2012-11-07 23:27:34.

Kanji Kanban #38-Japanese Road Sign No Jaywalking

横断禁止 わたるな

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the words on 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(H1751, H1136, H1098, H370)

Kanji In Context(KIC34, KIC900, KIC815, KIC217)

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Originally posted 2012-11-06 23:35:27.