え (e) – Hiragana
– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘e’. Sounds closest to an English ‘e’ as in ‘end’.
In Japanese writing, the kana え (hiragana) and エ (katakana) (romanised e) occupy the fourth place, between う and お, in the modern Gojūon (五十音) system of collating kana. In the Iroha, they occupy the 34th, between こ and て.
Mnemonic 1: It’s a massive ‘ent’ running with a hat on his head. ‘e’ – ‘ent’.
Mnemonic 2: This shows the arrow on an exit sign, showing the way out of a building. However, it is drawn incorrectly; the stroke that should form the left side of the arrow-head is up at the top instead.