Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #125-Red Cross Blood Drive

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献血

実施日 4月8日(月)

場所 鳳徳小学校

時間 午後1時30−3時30分

主催 鳳徳献血推進会

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

The characters 鳳徳(ほうとく)are the name of the neighborhood where this event is to be held, and therefore I haven’t included them in the kanji referenced for further study below.

The numbers below refer to the other 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(H1615, H1448, H1572, H1045, H12, H13, H12, H545, H1127, H105, H324, H1278, H159, H1620, H568, H1379, 159H1615915,781 H1266448987, H1615, H1448, H663, H561, H752)

(KIC1181, KIC928, KIC672, KIC612, KIC16, KIC17, KIC16, KIC17, KIC335, KIC149, KIC88, KIC50, KIC51, KIC25, KIC161, KIC28, KIC30, KIC25, KIC25, KIC26, KIC70, KIC1248, KIC1181, KIC928, KIC1009, KIC267, KIC59)

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Originally posted 2013-03-25 00:09:51.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #124-Coffee Company Car

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完熟珈琲

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

The last two characters aren’t on the list of general use kanji, but are seen more often than many that are.

These ‘coffee’ kanji were chosen for this loanword back when coffee was introduced to Japan for phonetic reasons rather than their meaning.  In addition to these kanji,  katakana コーヒー is also commonly used.  

The kanji aren’t seen much aside from this usage, and people almost always choose katakana  when writing it, so it’s enough to be able to read them as a set when you see them on a sign or menu,  and the context will likely be enough to remind you of their meaning.  They’re made up of common elements, and actually have one in common.

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(H187, H310, H2962, H2963)

Kanji In Context(KIC817, KIC864, KIC N/A, KIC N/A)

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Originally posted 2013-03-24 01:54:18.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #123-Lottery Tickets

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宝くじ

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos 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(H257)

Kanji In Context(KIC576)

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Originally posted 2013-03-23 00:38:06.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #122-Designated Driver

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飲酒運転根絶

ハンドルキーパー

あなたも参加しませんか!

ハンドルキーパーは、自動車で仲間と飲食店などに行く場合に、お酒を飲まないで、仲間を自宅まで送り届ける人のことです。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

I saw this at a restaurant and realized from the context that the term ハンドルキーパー is a term taken from English that’s the equivalent of ‘designated driver.’   A steering wheel is referred to in Japanese as a  ハンドル  from the word ‘handle’ and so ‘handle keeper’ was adopted.

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(H1474, H1428, H303, H420, H1461, H1754, H1720, H867, H36, H1676, H286, H956, H1620, H1474, H1472, H588, H873, H545, H253, H1428, H1474, H956, H1620, H36, H1916, H2016, H1110, H951)

Kanji In Context(KIC132, KIC144, KIC304, KIC65, KIC974, KIC734, KIC294, KIC295, KIC63, KIC64, KIC62, KIC1169, KIC161, KIC132, KIC131, KIC55, KIC58, KIC335, KIC271, KIC144, KIC132, KIC1169, KIC161, KIC63, KIC538, KIC1070, KIC1090, KIC15)

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Originally posted 2013-03-22 03:38:16.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #121-Tokyo Pet Shop

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子犬と子猫の専門店

店内に子犬と子猫いっぱい!!お気軽にご入店下さい。

探しに来てね

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading the signs on this pet shop that I noticed on a trip to Tokyo earlier this month.  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 to work with this information and get the most out of my daily Kanji Kanban series, please read this.

Heisig(H95, H238, H95, H244, H46, H1616, H588, H588, H1019, H95, H238, H95, H244, H1885, H717, H779, H588, H50, H1327, H1884)

Kanji In Context(KIC69, KIC319, KIC69, KIC1410, KIC797, KIC445, KIC55, KIC55, KIC152, KIC69, KIC319, KIC69, KIC1410, KIC246, KIC116, KIC186, KIC55, KIC32, KIC1258, KIC133)

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Originally posted 2013-03-21 00:22:56.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #120-Bicycle Shop

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修理大歓迎

空気入れ無料デス

ご自由にドウゾ

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos 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(H1722, H265, H107, H570, H1702, H1317, H1885, H779, H1775, H1178, H36, H1105)

Kanji In Context(KIC1175, KIC241, KIC87, KIC1132, KIC1133, KIC461, KIC246, KIC186, KIC400, KIC240, KIC63, KIC623)

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Originally posted 2013-03-20 00:04:22.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #119-Elementary School Students Wanted

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人かわれば、世界がかわる

ノートルダム学院小学校

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos 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(H951, H28, H251, H324, H1304, H105, H324, H1278)

Kanji In Context(KIC15, KIC156, KIC157, KIC50, KIC230, KIC88, KIC50, KIC51)

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Originally posted 2013-03-19 00:07:43.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #118-Asahi Beer

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新クリア! クリーミーな泡、クリアな後味。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos 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(H1502, H533, H1379, H219)

Kanji In Context(KIC85, KIC1629, KIC30, KIC311)

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Originally posted 2013-03-18 00:51:06.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #117-McDonald’s Fries

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マックフライポテト 1個買うと 1個無料!

無料券お渡しします。定価での単品購入に限ります。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters in the fine print 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(H973, H831, H973, H1775, H1178, H1775, H1178, H1206, H1195, H382, H1603, H1928, H23, H1817, H779, H1466)

Kanji In Context(KIC469, KIC188, KIC469, KIC400, KIC240, KIC400, KIC240, KIC714, KIC205, KIC289, KIC425, KIC359, KIC683, KIC1210, KIC186, KIC975)

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Originally posted 2013-03-17 00:03:09.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #116-Ladies’ Fitness Studio

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女性専用 キレイになりたい女性に。ジェクサー フィットネススタジオ 体験受付中!!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign that  saw on a recent trip to Tokyo.

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(H98, H1558, H46, H1181, H98, H1558, H957, H1980, H735, H1000, H39)

Kanji In Context(KIC68, KIC421, KIC797, KIC308, KIC68, KIC421, KIC165, KIC793, KIC269, KIC365, KIC33)

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Originally posted 2013-03-12 04:23:55.