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

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