Say you're storing kana on a one-dimensional tape. How would you arrange them? Do you go along the vowels and then move to the next consonant, or the converse? E.g. would you do: あいうえおかきくけこ... or, ...
I know there's あいうえお, but what about at the consonant level? Also, are there any common mnemonics used by Japanese children to remember these?
How are fiction books such as novels sorted on the shelves at Japanese bookshops? Kana order seems to play a small part but not the whole part. (I'm not asking about nonfiction books since those are ...