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Blog: Reading Corner updates (2019-02-28)
We've made some big improvements to the Reading Corner, Kanshudo's Japanese/English bilingual reading library.We've doubled the number of...
Blog: More flashcard improvements (2018-08-08)
We've made some more great improvements to the flashcard system recently. Here's a quick summary:Snooze a set: you can now 'snooze' an...
Blog: Introducing inflections (2018-05-22)
Inflections - modified forms of verbs and adjectives - are one of the most complex parts of Japanese. Verbs alone have several basic...
Blog: Read real Japanese with Kanshudo and Satori Reader (2018-03-18)
We are delighted to announce some exciting new developments designed to help you with a critical aspect of learning Japanese: reading.
Blog: Introducing the Kanshudo Challenge (2018-01-23)
Today we are delighted to introduce a major new feature on Kanshudo: the Kanshudo Challenge! Kanshudo Challenge has been in development for...
Blog: Introducing Sentence Translate (2017-11-15)
We are delighted to introduce a new tool on Kanshudo: Sentence Translate / Analyze. Enter full sentences: Kanshudo will provide an English...
Blog: Major improvements to flashcards (2017-10-26)
Kanshudo's flashcard system has received a host of improvements in the last few weeks. We've made some big changes under the hood which have...
Blog: Try our addictive new game: Kanji Builder (2017-07-24)
Warning: this is a highly addictive way to learn kanji! Build kanji from their components: choose the correct components from the supplied...
Blog: How to prioritize Japanese vocabulary effectively (2017-06-12)
We are delighted to announce a key new component to the Kanshudo system: a simple and effective way to prioritize your vocabulary studies....
Blog: Build your Japanese vocabulary with Kanshudo (2017-01-30)
This year Kanshudo will be introducing a series of features to help you power up your Japanese vocabulary. Today we're announcing the first...
Blog: Introducing the Kanshudo Japanese Grammar Library (2016-12-11)
We're excited to announce another major new element of the Kanshudo system for learning Japanese: a searchable grammar reference library....
Blog: New from Kanshudo! (2016-10-25)
A lot has happened on Kanshudo in the last few months. We've added many new features to help you master Japanese kanji even faster, and to...
Blog: Introducing the Textbook Companion (2016-10-23)
Lessons and games that correspond with your textbook contentNow you can use Kanshudo with your Adventures in Japanese, Genki, Minna no...
Blog: Improvements to the Kanji Wheel and flashcards (2016-10-09)
We're delighted to announce some very useful improvements to the kanji wheel and to the flashcard system. Our flashcard system gets some...
Blog: Kanshudo Beginner Lessons (2016-09-08)
We are very excited to announce a brand new series of lessons created especially for beginners and early students of Japanese: Kanshudo...
Blog: Introducing Quick Study (2016-09-01)
Quick Study is a great new way to learn Japanese effectively on Kanshudo. Now you can use a spare few minutes to focus on anything that...
Blog: More ways to create flashcards on Kanshudo (2016-07-05)
Did you know that Kanshudo can automatically create word or kanji flashcards for you from a variety of popular dictionaries, or even just...
Blog: Awesome search improvements (2016-06-19)
Study Japanese on Kanshudo more easily than ever! We've introduced a bunch of improvements to our search functionality. Now you can search...
Blog: Great new vocab game: Word Match (2016-05-20)
Introducing Word Match, an incredibly fun new way to expand your Japanese vocabulary.Match each word with its correct reading, in the same...
Blog: Study Points and the Weekly Study Update (2016-05-04)
Earn free Kanshudo Pro access just by studying!We want you to master Japanese. We want you to succeed in your dreams, whether they be top...
Blog: New interactive kanji slideshow in lessons (2016-02-28)
Today we've added a really useful feature to Kanshudo lessons: an interactive slideshow which provides details of every kanji in the lesson....
Blog: Reading improvements (2016-02-23)
We've made a bunch of improvements to kanji readings which make them much easier to understand and learn! Here's a summary:On (音) readings...
Blog: Kanji animations (2016-01-25)
We are on the move! More specifically, our kanji are now on the move: in the details page for any kanji, you can now see an animation of the...
Blog: Introducing the component builder (2016-01-11)
The new Kanshudo component builder is one of the fastest ways there is to look up kanji. Quickly and easily build any kanji by selecting its...
Blog: Major improvements to word / vocab search! (2015-12-11)
Today is a big day: we are delighted to announce several major improvements to word search! Helping you learn the kanji is our central...
Blog: Hiragana flashcards now available (2015-10-13)
If you are just beginning your study of written Japanese, learning hiragana is one of the most useful things you can do. By popular request,...
Blog: Introducing spaced repetition flashcards (2015-09-27)
We are delighted to announce some major improvements to our flashcards system, along with a new 'how to' guide with all you need to know to...
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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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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 or 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.
Example
To find the kanji :
  • 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.