“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 …

“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 …

“Fubuki” – Blizzard written in Japanese Kanji

I wrote “Fubuki“. It means “Blizzard” in English. The meaning of the respective Kanji “Fuku” means blow “Yuki” means Snow You noticed? “Fuku” + “Yuki” = “Fubuki”. It’s the special Kanji readings. In Japanese, there are many such special Kanji readings. What is your favorite word about nature? Please let me know your favorite word.

“Kisaragi” – February written in Japanese Kanji

I wrote “Kisaragi”. It means “February” in English. “Jo” of the first character means “seem”, and “Tsuki” of the second character means “Month”. As for the origin of “Kisaragi”, “More kimonos are piled up and it’s put on coldly” is leading. What is your favorite word about calendar? I’m waiting for a request.

“Konayuki” – Powdery snow written in Japanese Kanji

I wrote “Konayuki”. It means “Powdery snow” in English. “Kona” of the first character means “Powder”, and “Yuki” of the second character means “Snow”. In Japan, many artists have the song of a title called “Konayuki”. For example, Remioromen, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Curio, Capsule, etc. Whom is a favorite Japanese artist? I’m waiting for a request.

“Mutsuki” – January written in Japanese Kanji

I wrote “Mutsuki”. It means “January” in English. “Mutsu” of the first character means “Harmonious”, and “Tsuki” of the second character means “Month”. As for the origin of “Mutsuki”, “Relatives gather and hold the party harmoniously” is leading. What is your favorite word about calendar? I’m waiting for a request.