Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #161-Volunteer Firefighters Wanted

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あなたがほしい!

消防団員募集

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this fire department recruiting poster.

This poster is a reference to a traditional children’s game and song that almost all Japanese know called はないちもんめ。The hiragana, which means ‘I want you!’ is called out in the game.  You can listen to the song on youtube here.  And here’s another video, of kids lined up playing the game, as in the 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(H144, H1302, H582, H56, H861, H559)

Kaji In Context(KIC219, KIC781, KIC366, KIC395, KIC1155, KIC224)

Originally posted 2013-05-09 00:32:18.

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