If you’re studying hiragana, try reading this small medical clinic’s sign that I came across recently in Kyoto. It follows the rule that characters that are read vertically are read from right to left.
The parts of the body that this medical specialty is concerned with are referred to in the same order in Japanese as in English, which might well help you guess their meaning even if you don’t study Japanese!
Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool on the text I’ve transcribed just below the photo if you need help. Rikaichan will give you the English definitions and the kanji.
Originally posted 2012-09-18 06:34:07.