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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: 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: Our guest article on Tofugu (2017-08-27)
A guest article on studying Japanese by our founder, Jonathan Kirk, was published recently on Tofugu, one of the leading blogs on all things...
Blog: Kanji component visualizations from The Kanji Map (2017-08-09)
We're delighted to announce another great collaboration: visualizations of kanji components from The Kanji Map. From the details pages of...
Blog: Kanji Builder featured on Joy o' Kanji! (2017-07-30)
Kanji Builder, along with a conversation with our founder Jonathan Kirk, was featured on Joy o' Kanji, the kanji 'deep dive' website. Joy o'...
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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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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.