The character ぢ in Johto Mono is the perfect way to add a touch of retro cool to your Japanese text. ぢ, in hiragana, or ヂ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. ぢ, in hiragana, or ヂ in katakana, is the hiragana iteration of the dzuki kana, which in turn represents the sound. In the International Phonetic Alphabet, is used to represent the voiced alveolar fricative, a sound that exists in English as the 'j' in judge, gem, and genius. ぢ is written in two strokes: a straight line followed by a curved line.