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. I took this shot on Kyoto’s Kamo River, known as the 鴨川, or Kamo-gawa in Japanese. The name is also sometimes written as 賀茂川。
There’s a 柳(やなぎ, or willow) on the opposite bank. I was interested to see that the English word in katakana was chosen over the corresponding Japanese word. I snapped this just as a cyclist was cruising by, making him part of the sign. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
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.
Kanji In Context(KIC290, KIC291)
Originally posted 2012-10-12 02:45:40.