Appendix:Hiragana script

This appendix explains characters written in the Hiragana script.

Collation edit

The gojūon table edit

The table below shows the gojūon table with all hiragana characters, except alternative versions such as small characters or with diacritics, as they are most commonly organized.

Hiragana gojūon table
Row A
Row I
Row U
Row E
Row O
Section A (あ行)
Section KA (か行)
Section SA (さ行)
Section TA (た行)
Section NA (な行)
Section HA (は行)
Section MA (ま行)
Section YA (や行)
Section RA (ら行)
Section WA (わ行)

Iroha ordering system edit

Another ordering system is the iroha, based on a Japanese poem that, if written in hiragana, each character appears exactly once, similarly to a pangram:


Orthographic variations edit

Hiragana characters with diacritics edit

Additional characters with diacritics edit

Additional characters with diacritics (Part 2) edit

Small forms edit

These are hiragana characters written in small size. They often serve functions different from those of their normal-size counterparts.

Normal size
Small size

Additional symbols edit

Origins of the characters edit

See Appendix:Japanese script.