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Online texts restricted to Kana

#1
As a follow up to my previous question about online texts whose kanji selection is restricted to the Joyo list (a question that has not *really* been answered yet), I'd like to inquire about online texts written solely in kana. I know for a fact that many children's books are written solely in kana. The question is whether any such resource is available online. I would be very surprised if there were no online website that caters to the little ones.

I currently have, for all intents and purposes, zero Japanese vocabulary. My only purpose is to drill my kana recognition and reading skills and to become fluent in reading (not understanding, just reading) purely kana texts. For that purpose I am not interested in texts that contain kanji. I've already tried to use such texts, and it is annoying and not suitable for my present purposes. I will get there eventually, but now my focus is solely on kana.

EDIT: I have just found a website that allows you to enter a URL, and it shows you the page with furigana added to all kanjis. The website is at http://www.hiragana.jp/ . I'm still interested in answers to my original question, but this website satisfies my needs.
Edited: 2017-03-07, 4:12 am
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#2
(2017-03-07, 3:37 am)ItaiB Wrote: As a follow up to my previous question about online texts whose kanji selection is restricted to the Joyo list (a question that has not *really* been answered yet), I'd like to inquire about online texts written solely in kana. I know for a fact that many children's books are written solely in kana. The question is whether any such resource is available online. I would be very surprised if there were no online website that caters to the little ones.

I currently have, for all intents and purposes, zero Japanese vocabulary. My only purpose is to drill my kana recognition and reading skills and to become fluent in reading (not understanding, just reading) purely kana texts. For that purpose I am not interested in texts that contain kanji. I've already tried to use such texts, and it is annoying and not suitable for my present purposes. I will get there eventually, but now my focus is solely on kana.

EDIT: I have just found a website that allows you to enter a URL, and it shows you the page with furigana added to all kanjis. The website is at http://www.hiragana.jp/ . I'm still interested in answers to my original question, but this website satisfies my needs.

Here's a website I use to convert kanji/kana texts into all kana, or to add a romanji transcription.  It works really well.  The advantage over hiragana.jp is that this website lets you copy text and paste it into a box, so you can use it to convert text from say a word document.  I used it recently to gloss a tv show script with romanji:

http://nihongo.j-talk.com/
Edited: 2017-03-07, 7:24 am
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#3
Thanks. Looks awesome.
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#4
NHK News Easy isn't all kana, but it has furigana for all the Kanji: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/index.html

Erin's challenge has 4 levels of language for the skits, Japanese / Japanese (kana) / Japanese (romaji) / English ; the skits are presented in acted videos, manga, and script formats.  https://www.erin.ne.jp/

JOI Teacher's blog has an okurigana version (kana in parentheses after the kanji) for each recent blog ; the had a kana and a kanji version in old-format blogs (that are still archived and available to read). http://www.japonin.com/free-learning-too...ml?start=1
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#5
Thanks! Not quite what I asked for, but nonetheless FANTASTIC resources.
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#6
(2017-03-07, 12:12 pm)ItaiB Wrote: Thanks! Not quite what I asked for, but nonetheless FANTASTIC resources.

Maybe I didn't read carefully enough, but I thought you just need stuff to read that was in kana (and for that purpose furigana/okurigana should be good enough).
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#7
Song lyrics with kanji should do some good for you. I highly recommend it because I had success with it when I started learning Japanese. There's no need to compromise and learn from meh songs. Japan isn't the second biggest music market for nothing. 
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(2017-03-08, 12:47 am)howtwosavealif3 Wrote: Song lyrics with kanji should do some good for you. I highly recommend it because I had success with it when I started learning Japanese. There's no need to compromise and learn from meh songs. Japan isn't the second biggest music market for nothing. 

Just because it's the 2nd largest music market doesn't mean the music is has japanese lyrics or even by japanese artists.   A Japanese record store will have a good proportion of international artists singing in non-Japanese languages as well as a healthy amount of Japanese artists singing partly or completely in English.

To be sure, there are a lot of artists singing in Japanese, but I find Japanese music to be largely in three camps.  One camp(jpop) is rather homogenous, the traditional camp(folk, enka..) aren't some people's cup of tea and are often sung in dialect, and the other camp makes every effort to be as unique(unlistenable?) as possible.  So depending on your tastes, you may or may not have a hard time finding enjoyable Japanese music with clearly articulated Japanese lyrics.  I know I do.
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