Dear Memorizer,

Memorizing the Hiragana is not rocket science.

Yet, had I tried to memorize this Japanese character set without using memory techniques (in this case, the Magnetic Memory Method), I would have suffered.

I may have even failed.

But in this video, I show you exactly how a simple Memory Palace that took only 5 minutes to create enabled me to memorize the Hiragana in 1.5 hours. This includes the diacritical marks.

I then used the same Memory Palace to “build in” the Katakana. With a slight modification, I’ve started on memorizing 200 Kanji radicals.

It’s a lot of fun and this video shows you how.

If you enjoyed this video and want to take How to Learn and Memorize the Vocabulary of Any Language, please be sure to check out the Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass.

And stay tuned for more info on memorizing Japanese hiragana, katakana and kanji. It’s going to great fun!

In the meantime, here are my favorite resources for learning Japanese:


Japanese Mnemonics and Memory Tricks

Remembering the Kanji

Kanji Damage


2 Responses to " How to Memorize Japanese Hiragana "

  1. Casey says:

    I’ve been working on learning hiragana for a few days now and i don’t even have all the images (less than half actually) let alone getting them into a memory palace.

    I was wondering, how did you create/come up with images so quickly?

    Got any tips?

    • Thanks you for your question.

      The value of tips is unlocked normally after the fundamentals have been learned and practiced. Practicing the fundamentals is the path to the rapid creation of well-functioning Magnetic Imagery.

      After that, this blog and podcast becomes much more valuable because its many tips can be perceived through the lens of experience.

      Finally, note that rapid image creation is not necessarily the goal. It is possible, but it doesn’t really matter how fast the images are created if they aren’t effective. Focus on effectiveness first, efficiency for speed second to ensure that speed increases actually matter.

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