Kanshudo Component Builder
Draw a component:
Type a component or its name:
Choose from a list:
Change component list
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
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
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
Not finding your component?
If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
Let us know!

Welcome to Kanji Match

Kanji Match is an incredibly fun way to study kanji quickly. Match each kanji with its correct reading / meaning, and try to improve your winning streak! After you finish each set, you can easily study the kanji you were not sure about.
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Kanshudo classifies all kanji by usefulness level, in order to help you learn the most useful kanji first. Usefulness level 1 represents the most useful kanji, and usefulness levels 1 to 5 cover all Jōyō kanji. For more information see your personal kanji wheel and our how-to guide to kanji usefulness.
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Where available, kanji in Kanshudo include a usage frequency (based on statistics gathered by the Japanese government). In general, you want to learn the most frequent kanji that you don't already know.
  • As you have not yet taken the Kanji Quiz, we have set the frequency range to the most common 100 kanji
Draw on the full range of 3902 kanji with mnemonics in the Kanshudo system!