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