Improve Your Japanese - Nature Kanji

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This hub contains all things nature kanji!

As you may or may not have already noticed, nature plays a large part in the Japanese kanji writing system with some of the most common radicals and compounds being made out sometimes nonsensically of nature kanji!

Therefore, this hub serves to make sure that you know all of the nature kanji that you need to in order to do well in learning and progressing!

Nature Kanji

Kanji
Meaning
Reading
Romaji
Flower
はな
hana
Forest
はやし
hayashi
Woods
もり
mori
Garden
にわ
niwa
Pond
いけ
ike
Lake
みずうみ
mizuumi
Sea
うみ
umi
Sky
うろ, から, くう, そら,
uro, kara, kuu, sora
Wind
かぜ
kaze
Fire
hi
Water
みず
mizu
Earth
つち
tsuchi
Ground
ji
Stone
いし
ishi
Island
とう
shima

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Nature Kanji Compounds

Kanji Compound
Meaning
Reading
Romaji
生け花
Flower arrangement
いけばな
ikebana
林業
Forestry
りんぎょう
ringyou
Industry
ぎょう
gyou
松林
Pine Forest
まつばやし
matsubayashi
Pine
まつ
matsu
森林
Forest
しんりん
shinrin
広島県
Hiroshima prefecture (Chuugoku area)
ひろしまけん
hiroshimaken
台風
Typhoon
たいふう
taifuku
風景
Scenery
ふうけい
fuukei
空気
Air/Atmosphere
くうき
touki
空港
Airport
くうこう
kuukou
Water
 
 
 
水泳
Swimming
すいえい
suiei
水曜日
Wednesday
すいようび
suiyoubi
水道水
Tap water, city water
すいどうすい
suidousui
Fire
 
 
 
火曜日
Tuesday
かようび
kayoubi
火事/火災
A fire
かじ/かさい
kaji/kasai
花火
Fireworks
はなび
 
Earth/Ground
 
 
 
地下鉄
Underground
ちかてつ
chikatetsu
地理
Geography
ちり
chiri
地上の楽園
Heaven on Earth
ちじょうのらくえん
chijyounorakuen

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