Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #298-Kyoto Green Tea Shop

さわらないで 下さいネ。。。 Use the rikaichan pop-up online dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.  In addition to the lone kanji character, you’ll notice that there’s a katakana character as well as hiragana. Katakana is often used in place of kanji or hiragana for … Read more

Kana Kanban

そば If you’re studying  hiragana, try reading the characters written on the side of this restaurant.  If you can read them, you’ll know what traditional dish they specialize in. Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help. JapanesePod101.com – Learn Japanese with Free … Read more

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #296-Siphon Coffee Shop

コーヒー豆 Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this Kyoto shop’s 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. … Read more

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #295-Indoor Climbing Gym

  なぜ登るのか? そこに壁ができたから! Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this Kyoto Bouldering Gym’s poster. 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 … Read more

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #294-Coffee Company

OK牧場 美味い!! Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this coffee company’s train station billboard. I couldn’t read the two characters beneath OK on the sign, but after entering them and checking the meaning with rikaichan, I realized that it’s the … Read more

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #293-Kyoto Coffee Roaster

  当店のコーヒー豆、 ご近所配達いたします。 Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this coffee shop’s sign.  It’s a cozy little place and the master takes pride in his beans.  He’ll even deliver them if you live in the neighborhood! The store across the … Read more

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #292-A Wish for Peace

私たちは戦争に協力しません Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this pacifist message. 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 … Read more

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #291-Wedding Coordinator

  本当に、ありがとう 気持ち、つながる Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this wedding company’s train station advertisement. 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 … Read more

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #290-Motorcycle Repair Shop

  オイル交換 ¥1500 税込 ¥1620 Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this motorcycle repair shop’s 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 … Read more