Kanji search
Type or paste any Japanese or English into the search area. Kanshudo will show you details of any kanji included in your search text, or any kanji with readings or meanings matching your search.
Click the button to use the Component Builder to find kanji by radical / component. The Component Builder lets you find kanji using any combination of components.
  • For more information on the component builder, see our detailed How to guide
  • You can go directly to component search in future by bookmarking this direct link to the component builder
  • For a full list of all components used in the component builder, see the Component details list
For a quick search for kanji, words and names contained in your text, use Quick search. If your search text might contain a conjugated word, use Word search.
The following keywords enable you to perform special kanji searches. Any of these keywords can be combined. To use these keywords, you must be logged in.
See the Search index for more ways to search Kanshudo.
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points, examples), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.