Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #139-Yu Darvish Pocari Sweat

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汗に、

オフシーズン

はない。

イオンサプライ ポカリスエット

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  advertisement for Pocari Sweat featuring major leaguer Yu Darvish.  A similar ad from the same campaign was featured in Kanji Kanban #50.

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(H1651)

Kanji In Context(KIC507)

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Originally posted 2013-04-09 00:09:12.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #138-Electric Shaver for Men

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ダメージから

オトコの肌を自由に

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(H66, H36, H1105)

Kanji In Context(KIC1345, KIC63, KIC623)

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Originally posted 2013-04-07 03:26:23.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #137-Shoplifting is a Crime

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万引きは

犯罪

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading these characters.  I didn’t know the Japanese term for shoplifting before I read this, but I guessed it from the context, as this retro poster was in a shop’s window at a Kyoto mall.

When I showed this photo to a Japanese friend, she thought of a similar term, 置き引き,  or theft of bags or luggage left unattended.  She recalled leaving her bicycle outside a coffee shop with a bag of groceries in the front basket, and being surprised when she came out of the shop and it was gone.  She doesn’t do that anymore,  and others have changed their habits too, based on experience or reports of an increase in this type of crime.

I’m still surprised by how many people continue to be so lax about watching their belongings here though,  and noticed a sign at a Starbuck’s recently telling people not to leave their bags at tables unattended.   It’s quite common for customers to leave their things, including computers, purses, etc. at tables while they go to the restroom, or to go and put their things on a table to hold it before getting in line to order.  And I have to admit that although I’d never do it back home in the states,  having gotten used to the relative rarity of such petty crimes here,  I’ve done the same thing.

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(H64, H1232, H1414, H1636)

Kanji In Context(KIC13, KIC257, KIC1046, KIC1047)

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Originally posted 2013-04-06 00:07:30.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #136-Organic Vegetables

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無農薬野菜

全国の契約農家さんから、

新鮮な安心野菜お届けします。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this Tokyo market’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(H1775, H2014, H1736, H1596, H734, H263, H581, H1549, H1362, H2014, H541, H1502, H551, H190, H595, H1596, H734, H1110)

Kanji In Context(KIC400, KIC626, KIC315, KIC404, KIC774, KIC160, KIC151, KIC751, KIC381, KIC626, KIC52, KIC85, KIC916, KIC84, KIC172, KIC404, KIC774, KIC1090)

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Originally posted 2013-04-05 03:34:57.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #135-Take Off Your Shoes

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靴は石段でお脱ぎください

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(H1894, H113, H1859, H498)

Kanji In Context(KIC995, KIC102, KIC608, KIC191)

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Originally posted 2013-04-04 00:10:00.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #134-Boneless Fish

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お子様やお年寄りでも安心 骨なし

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this label. That’s たら(cod) along with the ubiquitous plastic shiso leaf.

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(H95, H933, H1036, H192, H190, H595, H1288)

Kanji In Context(KIC69, KIC677, KIC24, KIC1120, KIC84, KIC172, KIC1104)

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Originally posted 2013-04-03 00:05:38.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #133-Clearance Sale

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決算処分!!秋冬物全品

半額

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(H1641, H946, H297, H781, H900, H427, H1050, H263, H23, H1202, H295)

Kanji In Context(KIC277, KIC356, KIC1212, KIC26, KIC98, KIC99, KIC321, KIC160, KIC683, KIC159, KIC861)

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Originally posted 2013-04-02 00:04:25.