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Lesson 001: Hiragana

Studying the 46 Hiragana characters is a cinch by using your IMAGINATION! In this lesson, there are 6 Hiragana groups to study. Try to study each section in 30 minutes or less - this means you can recognize all 46 Hiragana in just 3 hours! Here's how:

Step 1: Prepare your notebook, pencil and eraser.

Step 2: Before studying a group, write down your [Start time: ___:___] in your notebook. Try to finish 1 group in 30 minutes or less.

Step 3: Look at the character at the upper left corner.


Step 4: Read the [Imagine:] story at the bottom, and VISUALIZE the character based on the [Imagine:] story.

Step 5: Look at the writing strokes, and practice writing the character in your notebook 10 times or more, while recalling the [Imagine:] story.

Step 6: At the end of the group, write down your [End time: ___:___] in your notebook. Make sure that you finished the group in 30 minutes or less.


Step 7: After each group, write the answers to the [Hiragana Self-Test] in your notebook for practice. Also, read the [Reflection:], to take note of the items that you have to be careful of while studying.

Step 8: After 6 groups, you can now read & write Hiragana!

It's that easy! Enjoy the process, USE YOUR IMAGINATION, and がんばってね!


Lesson 002: Katakana

Studying the 46 Katakana characters is a cinch by using your IMAGINATION!

Just use the same steps outlined in [Lesson 001: Hiragana], and you will be able to read & write Katakana!

It's that easy! Enjoy the process, USE YOUR IMAGINATION, and がんばってね!

"Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own." - Bruce Lee