The characterえ in Johto Mono is the perfect way to add a little bit of Japanese flavor to your text. The hiragana ゑ, in hiragana, and the katakana ヱ, in katakana, are both pronounced the same way. They represent the same mora, and, as such, both have the same meaning. Both of them represent the sound [je̞]. The shapes of these characters are based on the kanji 江, and both of them are used in Japanese writing. Thecharacter え is a small, curved letter.