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Table of Hiragana Characters (Kaisho Font)


Table 1. The Standard Goju-on

Kaisho is a beautiful brush-written font. If you can learn to write hiragana like this, be prepared to be treated with reverent respect by Japanese for the rest of your life...
To see the katakana equivalent of each character, pass your cursor over the top (may not work on mobile phones).

aa ii uu ee oo
Notes
kaka kiki kuku keke koko  
sasa shisi susu sese soso is pronounced shi.
tata chiti tsutu tete toto is pronounced chi.
is pronounced tsu.
nana nini nunu nene nono  
haha hihi fuhu hehe hoho is pronounced fu.
is used to write the particle e, meaning 'to'.
mama mimi mumu meme momo  
yaya   yuyu   yoyo  
rara riri ruru rere roro  
wawa wiwi   wewe wo (o)wo and are old disused characters.
is used only for the object of the verb.
nn

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