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 #293

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当店のコーヒー豆、

ご近所配達いたします。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this coffee shop’s sign.  It’s a cozy little place and the master takes pride in his beans.  He’ll even deliver them if you live in the neighborhood!

The store across the street is just one of many on this street, called Ebisugawa, that specializes in furnishings.  It’s a tradition that goes back hundreds of years, and has earned this stretch of road the nickname ‘furniture street.’  If you come to Kyoto take a stroll starting from Teramachi and walk west.  It’s one of my favorite streets, with lots to look at and some interesting restaurants, too.

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(H1153, H588, H1440, H1129, H1127, H1436, H552)

Kanji In Context(KIC402, KIC55, KIC471, KIC109, KIC149, KIC727, KIC384)

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 #290

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オイル交換

¥1500

税込 ¥1620

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

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Heisig(H1275, H1043, H895, H780)

Kanji In Context(KIC504, KIC749, KIC670, KIC961)

Kanji Kanban #289

 

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28年間

ありがとうございました

ペオ二ー

引越先

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

This small shop(called ‘Peony’ with its name written in katakana because it’s not a Japanese word) recently moved after 28 years in the same place. In addition to the message of thanks, there’s also a map to help customers find the shop at its new location.

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.

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Heisig(H1036, H1620, H1232, H387, H248)

Kanj In Context(KIC24, KIC161, KIC257, KIC1073, KIC48)

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)