Japanese Kanji -- 1st Grade

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Can you name the Japanese Kanji letters usually learned in 1st grade in Japanese elementary school?

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MeaningLetterInteresting Facts
to go in, to enter
ear
Six
OneIchiro is a common name that utilizes this.
Mountain
ball / beadLooks similar to the symbol 'king'
Down
eye
mediumIn Japanese-style Mahjong, this is one of the Dragon Tiles.
grass'Makurano soushi' まくらのそうし・枕_子 is a famous book written in 996 AD. In Japan, they usually read it in the first year of middle school.
Place to learn/For this, use hiragana. (Due to certain circumstances when creating this, I was not able to insert this symbol.)
ForestTree x 3? It's simple and easy
Bamboo'chikuba no tomo' (__馬の友) means a friend you've known since you were little.
villageHaruki Murakami's surname starts with this
fire
rock
feet
king
Seven
clam / shellsIt is said that shells were used as a currency in the ancient times
sentence
TreeTree is an important thing in Japanese shinto.
redIn Health and Sports Day, one side is the red team. This color derives from the 'heike family (平家)'. Heike had power before the Kamakura period. Note: Naruto Uzumaki was born on Health and Sports Day due to its energy.
whiteIn Health and Sports Day, the other side will be the white team. This comes from the 'genji (源氏)'.They had power and influence during the Kamakura Period.
Eight
Boy/Male
Girl/FemaleIn Japanese school, students memorize this letter by memorizing 'ku-no-ichi'. 'Ku' comes from hiragana and 'no' comes from katakana
MeaningLetterInteresting Facts
River
Heaven/ antonym is 地(Learned in 2nd grade)
DogIt's the first letter of a famous anime/manga written by Takahashi Rumiko
name
mind/disposition/nature/intention/compatible
yenYen is the Japanese currency.
thread
ChildThe birth rate of Japan is very low compared to other western countries. The effects of the low rate are showing up recently.
Three
Ten
to rest
Rice field
earlyNote: 速い is fast
Human-being / PeopleCheck out how this symbol came to be! Whoever created this symbol is genius!
SkyThis symbol is used when writing 'karate' in Japanese
Big, Huge, EnormousTo emphasize something, sometimes this letter is utilized.
Hand
insect/bug
goldThe Golden Pavillion in Kyoto is a definite great place to go in Japan. It's interesting that gold used to be so abundant in Japan that they used it as a currency
RightIn Osaka, people stand on the right side of the escalator. On the other hand, in Tokyo, they stand on the left of the escalator. Beware!
to leave/ to go out
leftIn Japan, they drive on the left. We are just like britain
Nine
near sundownsundown = 日没 (niti botsu)
Moon
book
small'small people' (syounin) is utilized to mean children below age 12 in Japan. This is most used in train stations.
MeaningLetterInteresting Facts
blue
WaterFamous voice actress and female singer Mizuki Nana's surname starts with this symbol.
to live/ to be bornIf read 'nama', it means 'raw'
letter
Sun/Day
Wood / Small Amount of ForestTree x 2? It's simple and easy
To learn/studiesGood luck learning Japanese! It's worth it!
FlowersThis is the first letter of the first name of a famous manga/anime character in 'Slam Dunk'
correct/right/properIt's a symbol from the Taisho era
ThousandThe main character in 'Spirited Away' by Hayao Miyazaki is named this
Up
stand up
To see
town
strength
sound / noise'K-ON!' utilizes this letter.
Dirt/Ground
mouth
year/age
Two
Five
In front of / before
Four
Car/VehicleThis symbol is used even in trains --> 電_ (densya)
Hundred'hyaku mo syouti' is a common phrase used to mean that 'they know very much'
RainIn Japan, there is a rainy season called 'tsuyu' つゆ. Depending on the region, the timing of the season differs.

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