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Let's Learn Hiragana with Japanese Culture (1)

Following is the complete list of my free online hiragana culture lessons. There are also sound files to help your pronunciation. If you have any questions, please email me.

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Lesson 1
The hiragana for Aikido, and some Aikido history.

Lesson 2
The hiragana for Ikebana, Japanese traditional flower arrangement and some of its history.

Lesson 3
The hiragana for Ukiyoe, paintings developed in the Edo period that have influenced many European artists. 

Lesson 4
The hiragana for Edo, the 260 year span following Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu's establishment of the government in Edo in 1603. 

Lesson 5
The hiragana for Ojigi, an essential part of Japanese daily life.

Lesson 6
The hiragana for Kabuki, one of the representative traditional theater forms of Japan.

Lesson 7
The hiragana for Kimono, traditional Japanese clothing. 

Lesson 8 
The hiragana for Kuri, one of the most common and beloved tastes of autumn in Japan.

Lesson 9 
The hiragana for Kendo, one of the Japanese traditional martial arts.

Lesson 10
The hiragana for Kokeshi, the traditional wooden dolls made in the northern region of Japan.

Lesson 11
Review (1) - A review of the hiragana words we have learned so far. 

Lesson 12
Review (2) - Another hiragana review. These words start with the Japanese syllables "a, i, u, e, o, ka, ki, ku, ke, ko" just like the words from Lesson 1~10.

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