Hiragana Chapter 1
What is Hiragana?
Hiragana is a Japanese syllabary (Japanese alphabet), one basic component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and in some cases rōmaji (the Latin-script alphabet). The word hiragana means "ordinary syllabic script". Hiragana is used, along with kanji, for native or naturalised Japanese words, and for grammatical elements