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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Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #97-Drink Vending Machine

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迢 贅沢時計、あなたに。

BOSS 18金懐中時計!10名様!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign that I noticed perched on top of a vending machine that sells canned coffee.

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(H385, H N/A, H1072, H159, H337, H269, H828, H39, H159, H337, H112, H933)

Kanji In Context(KIC1074, KIC N/A, KIC1395, KIC25, KIC288, KIC21, KIC1463, KIC33, KIC25, KIC288, KIC82, KIC677)

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Originally posted 2013-02-21 00:06:59.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #96-Honda Dealer Test Drives

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試乗受付中

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(H354, H1585, H735, H1000, H39)

Kanji In Context(KIC795, KIC135, KIC269, KIC365, KIC33)

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Originally posted 2013-02-20 00:08:44.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #95-Starbuck’s Customer Feedback

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お客様のご意見をお聞かせください。

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

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(H294, H933, H608, H57, H1626)

Kanji In Context(KIC318, KIC677, KIC139, KIC291, KIC179)

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Originally posted 2013-02-19 00:16:02.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #94-Denzel Washington Movie Flight

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本年度アカデミー賞ノミネート 主演男優賞 脚本賞

彼は英雄か犯罪者か

ロバート ゼメキス  デンゼル ワシントン フライト

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the kanji characters on this 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(H211, H1036, H1194, H796, H266, H2007, H859, H993, H796, H1396, H211, H796, H883, H1741, H743, H1414, H1636, H1256)

Kanji In Context(KIC37, KIC24, KIC333, KIC711, KIC70, KIC616, KIC67, KIC1168, KIC711, KIC1545, KIC37, KIC711, KIC1146, KIC155, KIC1637, KIC1046, KIC1047, KIC148)

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Originally posted 2013-02-18 00:44:42.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #93-Used Bicycle Shop

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激安 中古自転車

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the kanji characters on this Kyoto used bicycle shop’s 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(H497, H190, H39, H16, H36, H420, H286)

Kanji In Context(KIC1039, KIC84, KIC33, KIC86, KIC63, KIC65, KIC62)

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Originally posted 2013-02-17 01:31:40.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #92-Help Wanted Cafe Staff

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スタッフ募集中 Holly’s Cafe 明く元気笑顔が素敵な方、一緒働いてみませんか? 30、40、50代の方活躍中です!! 土 日 祝日 勤務可能な方、お待ちしています

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the kanji characters on this cafe’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(H861, H559, H39, H20, H59, H1885, H938, H1717, H1532, H443, H490, H1, H1344, H1678, H1005, H490, H143, H1285, H39, H150, H12, H1089, H12, H1577, H1227, H93, H2004, H490, H879)

Kanji In Context(KIC1155, KIC224, KIC33, KIC106, KIC245, KIC246, KIC251, KIC573, KIC636, KIC658, KIC13, KIC1, KIC1033, KIC192, KIC413, KIC13, KIC517, KIC1384, KIC33, KIC22, KIC16, KIC1018, KIC16, KIC525, KIC388, KIC412, KIC411, KIC13, KIC195)

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Originally posted 2013-02-16 00:10:16.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #91-Income Tax Return Filing

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確定申告 ネットなら便利! 国税庁ホームページで申告書が作成できます。

確定申告 検索

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the kanji characters on this poster. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly. The deadline for paying national income tax in Japan is March 15th.

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(H567, H382, H1117, H247, H991, H906, H581, H895, H591, H1117, H247, H327, H1142, H361, H567, H382, H1117, H247, H1673, H1365)

Kanji In Context(KIC803, KIC289, KIC585, KIC892, KIC227, KIC248, KIC151, KIC670, KIC541, KIC585, KIC892, KIC181, KIC137, KIC377, KIC803, KIC289, KIC585, KIC892, KIC792, KIC1301)

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Originally posted 2013-02-14 00:32:14.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #90-Shoe Shop

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大人気モデル再入荷いたしました。 まるで、シューズを履いていないかのように軽いんです。ぜひお試着ください。

お気軽にご試着ください

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the kanji characters on these signs. 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(H107, H951, H1885, H1815, H779, H1013, H1057, H717, H354, H555, H1885, H717, H354, H555)

Kanji In Context(KIC87, KIC15, KIC246, KIC992, KIC186, KIC570, KIC1405, KIC116, KIC795, KIC190, KIC246, KIC116, KIC795, KIC190)

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Originally posted 2013-02-13 00:22:00.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #89-Missing Bird

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鳥を探しています

私の大切な鳥のジヨージがどこかへ行ってしまいました。何か情報がありましたらご連絡ください。見つけた方には謝礼を差し上げます。

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 poster. Click on the photo to see the kanji 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(H1941, H1327, H902, H107, H85, H1941, H873, H1012, H1537, H1507, H287, H1350, H57, H490, H1250, H1087, H554, H49)

Kanji In Context(KIC486, KIC1258, KIC72, KIC87, KIC250, KIC486, KIC58, KIC80, KIC654, KIC891, KIC299, KIC300, KIC139, KIC13, KIC947, KIC822, KIC674, KIC31)

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Originally posted 2013-02-12 00:47:57.