The blow 5 kanji made from their shapes.
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Can you guess which kanji describes which picture?
There is the answer in the blow explanations.
These are simple, basic and important kanji.
Japanese people learn them for first year of elementary school.
These kanji almost look like pictures!
Don’t you think so?
By the way, the above kanji, especially 山, 川 and 田 are often used in Japanese family names because a lot of Japanese people decided their family name depend on where they lived.
Do you have any Japanese friends with these kanji?
These are example words including the above kanji.
川原（kawara）：riverbank, river side
ナイル川（nairu gawa）：Nile river
There are a lot of kanji made from the shape.
But some of them are too difficult (actually almost impossible!) to tell the meaning from the kanji.
老 means "old"
This kanji (should) look like old person who cannot stand straight.
肉 means "meat"
This kanji (should) look like meat with nerve.
卵 means "egg"
This kanji (should) look like eggs of fish or frog.
Hmm... what do you think!?