Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #91-Income Tax Return Filing

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確定申告 ネットなら便利! 国税庁ホームページで申告書が作成できます。

確定申告 検索

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the kanji characters on this poster. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly. The deadline for paying national income tax in Japan is March 15th.

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(H567, H382, H1117, H247, H991, H906, H581, H895, H591, H1117, H247, H327, H1142, H361, H567, H382, H1117, H247, H1673, H1365)

Kanji In Context(KIC803, KIC289, KIC585, KIC892, KIC227, KIC248, KIC151, KIC670, KIC541, KIC585, KIC892, KIC181, KIC137, KIC377, KIC803, KIC289, KIC585, KIC892, KIC792, KIC1301)

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Originally posted 2013-02-14 00:32:14.

みみ はな のど If you’re studying hiragana, try reading this

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If you’re studying hiragana, try reading this small medical clinic’s sign that I came across recently in Kyoto.  It follows the rule that characters that are read vertically are read from right to left.

The parts of the body that this medical specialty is concerned with are referred to in the same order in Japanese as in English, which might well help you guess their meaning even if you don’t study Japanese!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool on the text I’ve transcribed just below the photo if you need help. Rikaichan will give you the English definitions and the kanji.

Originally posted 2012-09-18 06:34:07.

Summertime temptations at Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

生ビール冷えてます。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool on the text I’ve transcribed just below the photo if you need help reading this sign.

It includes an often seen kanji/katakana pairing, so even if you’re still getting katakana down, this is a good chance to get some exposure in a natural context to a very high frequency kanji character and perhaps learn one of its readings and meanings.  Give it a try before continuing.

If you go out to eat or drink in Japan, this one will serve you well, in case you needed a bit more motivation. Asking for なまビール  will do the trick, or just say なま and save your energy for sipping! Your draft beer will appear in a flash.

I like the way the shopkeeper embellished the standard sign(you can often get this and others like it at the 100 yen shop,  the local version of a dollar store) with a glittery approximation of a cup of suds, with  bubble wrap quite capably standing in for the head.

Admittedly, I noticed these details only after considering buying one as it was a typically muggy August day, but it was only early afternoon, so I somehow resisted the urge.

I came across it when I was strolling through Nishiki Market,  which is a must do when you’re in Kyoto.  It’s a narrow, covered street with a 400 year history that’s home to a wide variety of traditional shops.  It’s packed with tourists on weekends and there’s a certain energy about that that can be fun, but weekdays allow for more elbow room and the chance to take things in at a more leisurely pace.

A great place to stroll and indulge your senses,  soaking up  sights, sounds, tastes and smells that will linger in your mind long after your visit. And a good number of shops, like this one, offer foods that you can eat or drink on the spot and on your feet,  to tide you over between meals.

But with possibilities like raw, skewered cubes of tuna marinated in olive oil and Italian spices along with more traditional delicacies in no short supply, why not go with the flow, graze your way from end to end and call it lunch?

Originally posted 2012-09-15 10:30:36.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #274-Train Station Snacks

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おにぎり

サンドイッチ

お飲物

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign advertising the temptations on offer at a convenience store inside Kyoto Station.

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, H1050)

Kanji In Context(KIC132, KIC321)

Originally posted 2014-06-23 00:48:02.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #253-Wet Cement

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セメント

ぬりたて

歩かないで

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. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

My neighbor Mrs. Masuda had some cement poured in front of her house the other day and the workmen put this sign up when they finished.  You can probably guess what it says even if you can’t read the characters.

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(H371), Kanji In Context(KIC176)

Originally posted 2013-12-03 00:24:48.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #251-Tokyo Meat Shop

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お肉を食べて元気になろう!!

ハッピーにくやさん

おいしいお肉でたのしい食卓

いただきます!!

おかわり!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this Tokyo butcher’s signs.

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(H1022, H1472, H59, H1885, H1022, H1472, H51)

Kanji In Context(KIC561, KIC131, KIC245, KIC246, KIC561, KIC131, KIC1030)

Originally posted 2013-11-12 00:28:50.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #250-Tap Water

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水道水。

おいしさと安心の

決まり手ですね。

いつでも、すぐに、

飲めるしあわせ。

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

It features a popular former sumo wrestler touting the taste and quality of tap-water.  Can you pronounce the three character compound in the first line, which includes the kanji for ‘water’ twice?  If you can, you’ll know how to say ‘tap-water’ in Japanese.

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(H130, H277, H130, H190, H595, H1641, H637, H1474)

Kanji In Context(KIC19, KIC66, KIC19, KIC84, KIC172, KIC277, KIC170, KIC132)

Originally posted 2013-11-04 00:08:51.