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!
1 exact match found for name '小' (most common first)
お   O   (place name)
おかい   Okai   (unclassified person name)
おかゆ   Okayu   (unclassified person name)
おがい   Ogai   (unclassified person name)
おがゆ   Ogayu   (unclassified person name)
おさき   Osaki   (surname)
おざき   Ozaki   (surname)
おしお   Oshio   (unclassified person name)
おじお   Ojio   (unclassified person name)
おはま   Ohama   (surname)
おばま   Obama   (surname)
おみね   Omine   (unclassified person name)
おむら   Omura   (place name)
おやなぎ   Oyanagi   (surname)
こ   Ko   (place name)
こうす   Kousu   (unclassified person name)
こかつ   Kokatsu   (unclassified person name)
こがい   Kogai   (unclassified person name)
こがゆ   Kogayu   (unclassified person name)
こしお   Koshio   (unclassified person name)
こすぎ   Kosugi   (surname)
こたか   Kotaka   (surname)
こづる   Kodzuru   (surname)
こはま   Kohama   (surname)
こふく   Kofuku   (unclassified person name)
こみね   Komine   (unclassified person name)
こやなぎ   Koyanagi   (surname)
さざき   Sazaki   (surname)
しょう   Shou   (surname)
しょうか   Shouka   (unclassified person name)
しょうけい   Shoukei   (unclassified given name)
ちいさ   Chiisa   (female given name)
はまこ   Hamako   (surname)
(click the name to view details)
Google Japan ⇗ +名前 Google Japan ⇗ +読み方 Google Japan ⇗
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.