Kanji Stroke Order

The nice thing about being a small independent business using a local printer is that we can take on board your feedback and apply it every time we do a print run. We’ve been writing down all your suggestions over the last year following the launch of our book Hai!ku Read more…

Sensei Card

Top 5 Beginner Tips

Where To Start… We’ve been learning Japanese ourselves since the start of 2018. Hai Hiragana is a passion project of ours. Designed by people learning Japanese for people learning Japanese, it’s basically all our hindsight and things we wish we knew when we started learning the hiragana.  So we often Read more…

Hurrah for Ramen!

Do you know where Ramen is from? Japan I hear you say! but you’d be wrong (partially).  It was actually introduced to Japan by Chinese immigrants in the late 1850’s.This why you typically will actually see Ramen spelt using Katakana instead of Hiragana.The name is derived from the Chinese for Read more…

Ri for Ringo

Ri is for Ringo

Remember This Chart? If you’re a 90’s kid you probably do!  This is how I remember learning my A,B,C’s.  Each letter is made to look like an object which starts with that letter, I used to have the ‘lady lamp’ above my school locker (L for Lewis!) .  It’s a simple concept but Read more…