“Ganjitsu” and “Gantan” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for New Year’s Day and The morning on New Year’s Day

I wrote “Ganjitsu” and “Gantan”. “Ganjitsu” means “New Year’s Day”, and “Gantan” means “The morning on New Year’s Day” in English. First Photo ( Ganjitsu ) “Gan” means Beginning or Origin “Jitsu” means Day or Sun Second Photo ( Gantan ) “Gan” means Beginning or Origin “Tan” means Daybreak, Dawn or Morning Japanese kanji symbol “Tan” express that the sun rises from …

“Gashou” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for A Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year ! I wrote “Gashou”. It means “A Happy New Year!” in English. “Ga” means Congratulation or Joy “Shou” is abbreviation of the New Year or January in this case. We have many New Year’s greetings. It is the easiest of them and used in New Year’s card. We don’t say “Gashou” to others, we say “Akemashite …

“Oomisoka” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for New Year’s Eve

I wrote “Oomisoka”. It means “New Year’s Eve” in English. “Oo” means Large, Big, Huge or Great “Miso” means Last day of the month or dark “Ka” means Day or Sun “Misoka” is the last day of the month, and “Oomisoka” is the last day of the year. On new year’s eve, we eat Soba ( buckwheat noodles ) for …

“Shimotsuki” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for November

I wrote “Shimotsuki”. It means “November” in English. “Shimo” means Frost “Tsuki” means Month November is said “Shimotsuki” in Japan. Because we will have frost on November. What is your favorite word about season? I’m waiting for a request.

“Kannaduki” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for October

I wrote “Kannaduki”. It means “October” in English. “Kan” means God “Na” means Nothing, Without and so on “Duki” means Month October is said “kannaduki” in Japan. On October, All gods of Japan gather at Izumo Temple. So, All gods are away from each temples. What is your favorite word about season? I’m waiting for a request.

“Seiya” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Holy night and Christmas Eve

I wrote “Seiya”. It means “Holy night” and “Christmas Eve” in English. “Sei” means Saint, Sacred, Holy or Pure “Ya” means Night Today is Christmas Eve in Japan. Few Japanese are Christians. Christmas Eve is famous to many Japanese (specially children) as the festival about Santa Claus. Tonight, we have the dinner or party with family, friends or …

“Shiwasu” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for December

I wrote “Shiwasu”. It means “December” in English. “Shi” means Teacher, Master or Reverend “Hashiru” means Run, Rush or Dash December is said “Shiwasu” in Japan,  because December is so busy that priestly teacher can not quietly recite a Sutra. About changes in pronunciation “Hashiru” was read as “Hasu” in the past. And, “Hasu” change “Wasu”. What is your favorite word …

“Usagi” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Rabbit

I wrote “Usagi”. It means “Rabbit” in English. “Usagi” means Rabbit and Hare Rabbits are said to live in Japan from the Jomon period. The pattern of the full moon liken “with a rice cake rabbit” in Japan. What is your favorite word about animal? Please let me know your favorite words.

“Tsukimi” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Moon Viewing

I wrote “Tsukimi”. It means “Moon Viewing” in English. “Tsuki” means the Moon “Mi” means See, Look or View Tsukimi means enjoy watching the moon (mainly the full moon). Night of August 15 and 16 according to the old calendar called Juugoya. and September 13 and 14 according to the old calendar called Juusanya. Being Tsukimi from the Jomon period in …

“Rindou” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Gentian

I wrote “Rindou“. It means Gentian in English. “Rin” means a Dragon “Dou” means the Liver It’s special kanji readings. Rindou is one of the September birth flowers. Flower language, “Strong sense of justice”, “Accurate”, and so on. What is your favorite flower? Please let me know your favorite flower.