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

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