Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures – Year

Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures - Year
Meaning
Year
Kunyoumi
とし - toshi
Onyoumi
ネン - nen

Once in a year people enjoy the bountiful harvest and that’s the inspiration of the kanji 年. In the past the characterwas originally 秂 which means a person carrying wheat on his back, you can see the word 人 in there. The mnemonic concept is to remember a joyful person carrying lots of harvest once a year during harvest season!