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

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