Kanshudo Component Builder
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By default the Component Builder shows the most common Joyo kanji components (ie, components which are themselves Joyo kanji, or which are used in at least 3 other Joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.



For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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For detailed instructions, see the Component builder how to guide.
To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of. Once you have identified any component, search for it in any of three ways:
  1. Draw it in the drawing area
  2. Type the name in the text area
  3. Look for it in the list
Example: look up 漢
  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
  • Draw any of these components (one at a time) in the drawing area, and select it when you see it
  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
  • If you know the meanings of the components, type any of them in the text area: water (氵), grass (艹), mouth (口) or husband (夫)
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.
Kanshudo Component Builder Drawing Help
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The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
  • Draw a component in the center of the area, as large as you can
  • Try to draw the component as it appears in the kanji you're looking up
  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
  • Don't draw more than one component at a time
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ショ   ところ place   
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ジョウ   ば place   
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カン    building   やかた castle, mansion   
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シツ   room   むろ drying room, hothouse   
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チ   ジ    ground   
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エン   その garden, park   
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シャ    company   やしろ Shinto shrine   
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Words (26)

noun
research establishment; research institute; laboratory
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bus stop; tram stop; stop; station
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information desk
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office
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sports ground; playing field; playground
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baseball ground; baseball stadium
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parking lot; parking place
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place where one works; construction site; working area
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1. place where things are sold; point of sale; POS; sales floor; counter (in shop)
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2. favorable time to sell; good time to sell  (see also: 売り時, 買い場)
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factory; plant; mill; workshop
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library  (also written 圕)
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noun
gymnasium
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noun
movie theatre; movie theater; cinema
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embassy
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museum
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office
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1. laboratory
2. seminar room
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laboratory
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noun
tourist resort; holiday resort
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noun
housing district; residential district
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tourist attraction; sight-seeing area
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noun
1. colony
2. colonial
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noun
zoo; zoological gardens
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noun
botanical garden
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newspaper company
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traveller; traveler
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