Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #289-Our Shop Has Moved

 

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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.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

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

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

Originally posted 2015-03-06 02:58:38.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #288-Mobile Phone Shop

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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)

Originally posted 2015-02-18 02:52:48.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #287-Massage & Reflexology

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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)

Originally posted 2015-02-08 02:15:39.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #286-Stairs

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階段

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 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(H1309, H1859)

Kanji In Context(KIC607, KIC608)

Originally posted 2015-02-03 13:41:43.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #285-Kids’ Clothing Shop

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子供服

50%OFFあります

ちょっとみるだけでもどうぞ

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 for a kids’ clothing store.

It caught my eye because of the last part,  which is an effort to persuade those who might be inclined on the spur of the moment to have a look inside.

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(H95, H1796, H1399)

Kanji In Context(KIC69, KIC418, KIC317)

Originally posted 2015-01-15 12:35:41.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #284-Buddhist Art Exhibition

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美術館でお会いしましょう。

 

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 poster promoting an exhibition of Buddhist sculpture. 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 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(H548, H1525, H1478, H752)

Kanji In Context(KIC673, KIC370, KIC330, KIC59)

Originally posted 2014-10-14 01:59:37.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #283-What is Zen? Daruma

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禅ってなに

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the Japanese translation that follows the English question posed on this poster. Click on the photos to enlarge them and see the characters more clearly.

If you haven’t already guessed, the lone kanji  in that question is the character for ‘zen.’

I noticed this at Kyoto’s Daitokuji Temple, a short stroll from my house.  It’s advertising a recent event, and I was drawn to it because of its design and the way it uses English to convey information to a Japanese audience about such a traditional subject.

Even though it’s aimed at non-native  speakers, because the English is basic, brief  and includes the familiar word ‘zen’ it  works well in drawing attention to its message in a distinctive, creative, open minded way that stays true to the spirit of its purpose.

Along the same lines,  I was also struck by the way it incorporates a suitably simple, semi-abstract depiction of a daruma doll into its design that seems to mimic the question mark.  Daruma are round, hollow dolls that represent the founder of the zen sect of Buddhism. You can find photos of and information about daruma here.

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(H1930)

Kanji In Context(KIC589)

Originally posted 2014-08-27 02:25:58.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #282-Drugstore

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医療用と同量

あなたの骨

は大丈夫?

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this kyoto drugstore’s sign. 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(H1694, H1709, H1181, H180, H177, H1288, H107, H691, H838)

Kanji In Context(KIC325, KIC1362, KIC308, KIC350, KIC435, KIC1104, KIC87, KIC1272, KIC595)

Originally posted 2014-08-10 02:38:22.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #281-Students Wanted

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共に、学ぶ。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster that I noticed at a Kyoto train station. It’s part of a university’s campaign to recruit new students.

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(H1795, H324)

Kanji In Context(KIC419, KIC50)

Originally posted 2014-07-27 01:02:27.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #280-Clothing Shop

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移転閉店

SALE

開催中

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.  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(H898, H420, H1623, H588, H1622, H987, H39)

Kanji In Context(KIC1101, KIC65, KIC216, KIC55, KIC215, KIC1248, KIC33)

Originally posted 2014-07-17 02:33:23.