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

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