3. Hiragana writing tips

Stroke order is very important for writing well-balanced Hiragana.

Basically, most of all Japanese writing (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji) write the horizontal stroke first, then the vertical stroke if two lines are crossed. Of course, there are some exceptions though.

If there are two parts, write the left side first then the right side, or write the top part first then the bottom part.

Also, it’s important to pay attention to the direction and termination of each stroke. In this workbook, you’ll see the following marks for each stroke end.

to stop the stroke.

to release the pen pressure.

to hook.

Now Let’s write Hiragana!

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