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KIN, KON
kane, kana-
meaning: gold, money metal
金曜日== kinyoubi == Friday
金色 == konjiki == golden color
The two strokes just above the bottom line represent gold nuggets buried in the ground. Other elements of the character are controversial. The top element may be a 'cover'.. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Two gold nuggets under cover of earth.'

GETSU, GATSU
tsuki
meaning: moon, month
今月 == kongetsu == this month
月曜日 == getsuyoubi == Monday
Originally a pictograph of a crescent moon; the center line seems to have indicated the moon's pitted surface. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Pitted crescent moon shining down.'
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