How to sign Japan in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your thumbs and index fingers touching each other. Then, move your hands away from each other and bring the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers together as you move.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of Japan

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of Japan

End of Sign

Final Frame of Japan

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for Japan
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for Japan
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your thumbs and index fingers touching each other. Then, move your hands away from each other and bring the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers together as you move.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of Japan

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of Japan

End of Sign

Final Frame of Japan

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for Japan
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Dominant Handshape for Japan
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for Japan
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Non-Dominant Handshape for Japan
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

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