Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #257-Docomo Video Promo

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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 on a train on a recent trip to Tokyo.

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(H443)

Kanji In Context(KIC658)

Originally posted 2014-01-09 00:41:51.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #256-Safe Cycling

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危険!

ケータイしながら乗らないで!!

自転車乗車中の携帯電話

ヘッドホン等は違法です。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this poster. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly. It’s one of two I noticed that were produced by Kyoto’s Doshisha University to encourage students to protect their bicycles against theft and be more attentive while riding.

I highlighted the other poster in Kanji Kanban #255.  This one, focused on safe cycling,  points out the dangers of inattentive cycling, and includes a reminder that using headphones and cell phones while cycling is in fact illegal.

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(H1416, H1672, H1585, H36, H420, H286, H1585, H286, H39, H687, H415, H535, H344, H945, H1644, H751)

Kanji In Context(KIC789, KIC790, KIC135, KIC63, KIC65, KC62,KIC135, KIC62, KIC33, KIC1486, KIC1065, KIC61, KIC178, KIC353, KIC385, KIC362)

Originally posted 2013-12-30 00:05:44.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #255-Lock Your Bicycle

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自転車は必ず

2ロック!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this poster. It’s one of two I noticed that were produced by Kyoto’s Doshisha University to encourage students to protect their bicycles against theft and be more attentive while riding.

I’ll highlight the other poster in the next kanji kanban post.  This one, focused on deterring bicycle thieves, recommends using a u-lock or similar, substantial second lock in addition to the one that many bicycles come equipped with, since those are easily broken.  Typically, bicycles aren’t locked to anything in Japan when they’re parked on the street or in lots, and bicycle theft has become more and more of a problem. It’s often a crime of convenience, because owners get lazy, sometimes neglecting to use even the standard lightweight wheel lock that’s depicted in the upper circle in the 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 Kanji in Context.

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

Heisig(H36, H420, H286, H635)

Kanji In Context(KIC63, KIC65, KIC62, KIC423)

 

 

Originally posted 2013-12-19 00:44:05.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #254-Pig Sculpture

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

Our porcine friend is holding a hyotan, a dried gourd.  ひょうたん like this were traditionally used as sake flasks, and you might well notice one being used as decor if you go to a Japanese restaurant or watering hole.

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(H538)

Kanji In Context(KIC1089)

Originally posted 2013-12-09 00:21:39.

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 #252-Genki Izakaya Pub

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居酒屋

元気

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(H1063, H1428, H1058, H59, H1885)

Kanji In Context(KIC535, KIC144, KIC54, KIC245, KIC246)

Originally posted 2013-11-19 00:43:42.

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.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #249-Traffic Safety

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老人と子供を

交通事故から守りましょう

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading 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(H1251, H951, H95, H1796, H1275, H1408, H1156, H333, H186)

Kanji In Context(KIC737, KIC15, KIC69, KIC418, KIC504, KIC204, KIC237, KIC722, KIC537)

Originally posted 2013-11-01 00:54:35.

Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #248-Summer Cram School

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うちの子、

国語が得意になったら

他の教科の成績まで

上がったんです。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading the testimonial from this poster advertising a cram school’s summer courses.  It features very natural, conversational language by moms about their kids, relating the positive effects that the course had on them.

This ad campaign is aimed at kids who haven’t been to a 塾(じゅく), or cram school, before.

I’ll highlight each of the four testimonials in separate Kanji Kanban posts.

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, H581, H347, H876, H608, H961, H1254, H683, H361, H1542, H49)

Kanji In Context(KIC69, KIC151, KIC154, KIC643, KIC291, KIC415, KIC214, KIC565, KIC377, KIC885, KIC31)

Originally posted 2013-10-30 01:10:32.