Writing and pronouncing the Five Elements

At our language and cultural group Kanji Club in October our theme for the month was 曜日 ようび Yо̄bi – Days of the Week such as 🌞Sunday (nichi)🌙 Monday (getsu), and the other days which are also the inspiring Five Elements – fire, water, wood, metal, earth. Also known as Five Phases these are used in practices such as Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu, as well as appearing on a calendar!

Writing and pronouncing the Five Elements

We wrote and pronounced each of the weekdays and practiced some related Japanese vocabulary such as tokidoki sometimes. At the fun quiz we looked at the radicals and parts of several kanji including 村 mura village, 明 myо̄/akarui bright, 寸 sun inch, 寺 tera temple, 侍 ji/ samurai wait/serve/samurai.

Writing and pronouncing the Five Elements
Writing and pronouncing the Five Elements