Appendix:Hiragana script

This appendix explains characters written in the Hiragana script.


The gojūon tableEdit

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 systemEdit

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 variationsEdit

Hiragana characters with diacriticsEdit

Additional characters with diacriticsEdit

Additional characters with diacritics (Part 2)Edit

Small formsEdit

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 symbolsEdit

Origins of the charactersEdit

See Appendix:Japanese script.