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

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