Kanji Kanban #268

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雨に強い

高機能

防水

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading these characters.  This store’s display reminded me that rainy season(梅雨 or つゆ, literally ‘plum rain’) will be here before I know it.

In the Kinki region of Japan which includes Kyoto and Osaka, 梅雨 usually starts in early June and ends in mid July. …

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Kana Kanban

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とうもろこし

How do you say ‘corn’ in Japanese?  The answer is written in hiragana in this photo.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below it if you need help.

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Kanji Kanban #267

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時間貸

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading the characters on this parking lot’s sign.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this…

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Kanji Kanban #266

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日本紙

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading these characters.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the…

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Kana Kanban

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たこ ほたて

How do you say ‘octopus’ and ‘scallop’ in Japanese?  The answers are written in hiragana in this photo.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below it if you need help.

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Kanji Kanban #265

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選挙へ

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this public service poster. April 6th is gubernatorial election day in Kyoto.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To…

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Kanji Kanban #264

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この下のスニーカー全品

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the…

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Kana Kanban

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フレッシュ

フルーツ

If you’re studying  katakana, try reading this Kyoto shop’s sign.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help.

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Kanji Kanban #263

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ヌートリアにエサをあげないでください

エサをあげるとドンドン増えて

貝などの生き物もたくさん食べられてしまいます

ヌートリアは、もともと南アメリカにすんでいた大きいなネズミで、とてもたくさん子供を産みます。

鴨川に昔からいる生き物が減ったり、畑の野菜を食べて人に迷惑をかけたりします。

エサをやっていて指をかまれると、ケガをしたり、病気になったりして大変です。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

Nu…

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Kanji Kanban #262

Kanji Kanban #262

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ひとりで

悩まず

電話して

ください。

職場でのいじめ

セクシュアルハラスメント

ストーカー

夫 パートナーからの暴力

女性の人

Use the rikaichanpopup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this poster for a hotline that specializes in helping women.  Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly, including those in the yellow circles, which note some of the issues…

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