Change component list
By default the component builder shows the most common components (themselves joyo kanji, or used in at least 3 other joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.
Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Help with the component builder
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.
For any components you recognize, if you know the English meaning / name, start typing it in the text area. Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Alternatively, count the strokes of the component, and scan the list to find it visually.
To find the kanji 漢:
- Notice that it is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫.
- 氵 艹 口 all have three strokes, so you could look in the list in the 3 stroke section. 夫 has four strokes.
- Alternatively, you could start typing 'water' (氵), 'grass' (艹), 'mouth' (口) or 'husband' (夫) in the search area, and the components will be highlighted in yellow.
- Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.
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 '部' button to use the component builder to find kanji by radical / component. The component builder lets you find kanji using any combination of components. You can also go directly to component search in future by bookmarking this direct link to the component builder. For more information on the component builder, see our detailed How to guide. 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.
See the Search index for all options.