Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #213-Hydrant

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送水口

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

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(H2016, H130, H11)

Kanji In Context(KIC206, KIC19, KIC167)

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Originally posted 2013-08-08 00:33:57.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #212-Boy with Soccer Ball

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大切なもの見失わないで。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster. 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, H85, H57, H845)

Kanji In Context(KIC87, KIC250, KIC139, KIC593)

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Originally posted 2013-08-05 05:54:13.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #211-Swim School

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楽しいからうれしいへ

Try Swim!

対象園児年長以上の男女

夏期水泳講習

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster. 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(H1735, H296, H1765, H130, H136, H1816, H574, H1726, H1976, H585, H58, H1036, H1920, H1028, H49, H859, H98)

Kanji In Context(KIC343, KIC97, KIC690, KIC19, KIC193, KIC495, KIC201, KIC363, KIC939, KIC324, KIC1375, KIC24, KIC89, KIC420, KIC31, KIC67, KIC68)

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Originally posted 2013-08-03 01:30:59.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #210-Kyoto Marathon

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定員1,000人増!市民枠新設!

16,000人

ランナー

大募集!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster reminding people that the application period for next spring’s Kyoto City Marathon is upon us. The full marathon was recently introduced here, and the number of runners allowed is increasing.

I used to run when it was just a half marathon, and that was about all I could handle! Not tempted at all to come out of retirement, no……and somehow this poster just strengthens my resolve.  Looks a bit cramped!

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(H382, H56, H951, H502, H412, H1834, H200,  H1502, H708, H951, H107, H861, H559)

Kanji In Context(KIC289, KIC395, KIC15, KIC429, KIC,547, KIC536, KIC510, KIC85, KIC611, KIC15, KIC87, KIC1155, KIC224)

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Originally posted 2013-07-31 09:36:01.

Kana Kanban

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ゴジラのたまご

If you’re studying hiragana and katakana, try reading this crate. Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help.

At 7800 yen(about $80 USD) these watermelon aren’t cheap but the novel name and packaging should make for a memorable summer gift. Even if you can’t read the katakana and hiragana, the illustration will tell you that this is in fact not a melon,  it’s Godzilla’s egg!  Run while you still can!

These are from Hokkaido(北海道)and are distributed by Japan’s biggest agricultural cooperative, JA.

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Originally posted 2013-07-29 13:05:04.

Katakana Japanese Reading Practice #8: Bistro’s Sign

Bistro's sign in katakana Japanese alphabet

スノッビー

If you’re studying katakana, try reading this sign.  It shouldn’t be much of a challenge with the English word written above it, but I couldn’t resist sharing this.

Despite my apprehensions I went there for dinner and the couple who run it were nothing but welcoming and served up some tasty dishes, too!

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Originally posted 2013-07-27 02:59:39.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #209-Morning Glory Exhibition

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第54回

朝顔展

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster. It’s advertising a current attraction at Kyoto’s Botanical Garden.  Another botanical garden(植物園) poster is featured in kanji kanban #207.

The Japanese name for the flower in the photo is similar to what it’s called in English,  and it’s made up of two common kanji.

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(H1239, H586, H52, H1717, H1925)

Kanji In Context(KIC354, KIC162, KIC91, KIC573, KIC1092)

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Originally posted 2013-07-26 08:05:10.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #208-Baby’s Hair Keepsake Brush

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赤ちゃんの筆

これはボクの筆

光文堂

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign. I noticed in a Kyoto hairstylist’s window, and although I could read it,  I couldn’t quite imagine what it was referring to!

My friend explained that a baby’s hair is sometimes made into a fude, or writing brush, as a keepsake.  This hairstylist will keep the cut hair on request and have it made into a brush by a company that they contract with that specializes in such things. The name of that company is on the bottom of the sign.

Babies are called 赤ちゃん(あかちゃん)in Japanese because they’re often so red when they’re small.

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(H1743, H943, H943)

Kanji In Context(KIC46, KIC355, KIC355)

Originally posted 2013-07-24 02:16:16.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #207-Carnivorous Plant Exhibition

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食虫植物展

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster. It’s advertising a current attraction at Kyoto’s Botanical Garden.

You might well be able to understand what sort of plants are the focus here with the photo’s help,  and the first couple of kanji describe what they do that makes them so unique and interesting.  Can you read the characters correctly?

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(H1472, H517, H205, H1050, H1925)

Kanji In Context(KIC131, KIC466, KIC678, KIC321, KIC1092)

Originally posted 2013-07-22 13:06:37.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #206-Poster Sale

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特価

ポスター1枚

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 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(H246, H1603, H332)

Kanji In Context(KIC398, KIC425, KIC51)

Originally posted 2013-07-21 01:55:12.