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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Components
26 kanji found using 'japanese' in a meaning
クン    teaching, precept; Japanese reading of a kanji   
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セン   かわ river   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
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stick   
ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ケイ   katsura   かつら Japanese Judas tree; knight in Shogi   
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ケイ    jewel; corner   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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キ    chess piece   
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キ   それ    その that   
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なし Japanese pear tree   
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リ    effective, interest, profit, advantage   き to be effective   
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grain
トウ   かたな sword   
はぎ bush clover, Japanese clover   
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シュウ   あき autumn   
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カ   fire   ひ    ほ-    
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eight
grass   
ズ   ト    careless   
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ひのき Japanese cypress   
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カイ   エ   あ to meet   
えのき enoki; Japanese hackberry   
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カ   ゲ   なつ summer   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
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go
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ホウ   mugwort   よもぎ Japanese mugwort   
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to meet (esp. close friends)   
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resist   
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ladder
move
spindle tree   まさき Japanese spindle tree   
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セイ   ショウ   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact   
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
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なら Japanese oak   
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chieftain   
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ハチ   や    や    よう eight   
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sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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西
セイ   サイ   にし west   
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ちん     Japanese spaniel, Pekinese (dog)   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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ケン   いぬ dog   
リョウ    both   
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one turban
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キン    turban, scarf   
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ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
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ひのき Japanese cypress   
zelkova   けやき Japanese zelkova (elm-like tree)   
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キョ   あがる to rise up   あげる to give; to arrest; to quote   
amberjack   ぶり (mature) Japanese amberjack (species of yellowtail)   
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シ    teacher; army   
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two mouths
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ギョ   さかな    うお fish   
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corner
デン   た rice field   
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fire
ひいらぎ Japanese holly = 'false holly'   
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トウ   ふゆ winter   
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ヒョウ   こうり ice   こうる to freeze   
すぎ Japanese cedar   
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ショウ    prosperous   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), 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.
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