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, ...
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 ...
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?