Want a fun way to practise your hiragana? Try this spooky hiragana wordsearch!
If you’re studying Japanese, then you alredy know that the Japanese language is written using three different alphabets: hiragana, katakana and kanji. Words can also be written in romaji, using the English alphabet.
This word search uses hiragana and features demons from spooky adventure story Takeshita Demons.
Can you find the yokai demons before they find Miku?
Head to the resources section of my website and you can download a PDF of the activity and its answer sheet.
HIRAGANA KANJI ENGLISH (ROMAJI)
ようかい 溶解 Yōkai (demon)
ゆうれい 幽霊 Yuurei (ghost)
みく 未来 Miku (our hero!)
かず 和 Kazu (Miku’s brother)
たけした 竹下 Takeshita (Miku’s family name)
かわにし 川西 Kawanishi (where Miku lived in Japan)
ぬけくび 抜け首 Nukekubi (cut-throat demon)
ぬれおんな 濡女 Nure-onna (woman of the wet)
さかばしら 逆柱 Sakabashira (inverted pillar)
ざしきわらし 座敷童 Zashiki-warashi (house ghost)
ゆきおんな 雪女 Yuki-onna (snow woman)
おに 鬼 Oni (ogre)