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

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