オ (o) – Katakana
– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘o’. Sounds closest to the English ‘o’ in a word such as ‘ore’.
In Japanese writing, the kana お (hiragana) and オ (katakana) occupy the fifth place, between え and か, in the modern Gojūon (五十音) system of collating kana.
Mnemonic 1: It’s Othello again, just like from the Hiragana Mnemonic. He has his arms stretched out still, but this time he’s wearing a cape that’s waving in the wind.
Mnemonic 2: An ‘old’ man is standing with his arms held out to the sides. See his long beard waving in the breeze.