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

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