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

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