Components
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Blog: Textbook Companion for the Basic Kanji Book series (2019-04-12)
Kanshudo's Textbook Companion enables you to use all the features of Kanshudo with your favorite textbook. Similar to our own lessons, you...
Blog: How to read Japanese kanji (2019-01-19)
Ever since we started Kanshudo a few years ago, one of the most consistently requested features has been for help answering questions like...
Blog: Learn Japanese grammar quickly and easily (2018-11-28)
The Kanshudo Japanese Grammar Library now contains nearly 500 articles, with comprehensive coverage of JLPT levels N5, N4 and N3, and...
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 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: 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: 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: 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: The Kanji Wheel and your Kanji Mastery Score (2016-03-22)
We are very excited to announce the most powerful tool available for studying Japanese and the kanji: the Kanshudo Kanji Wheel™, and...
Blog: Katakana collection (2016-03-16)
We've just added the companion to our Hiragana collection, the new Katakana collection. Now you can study both of the basic 'alphabets' ...
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: 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: 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...
Blog: How to master the kanji - our step-by-step guide (2015-09-17)
Whether you are just setting out on your journey to kanji mastery, or you are steadily climbing the mountain, it helps to see the 'big...
Blog: Introducing 'how to' guides (2015-08-31)
Today we are introducing the first of a series of step-by-step guides to the more advanced features of Kanshudo, focused on one of the most...
Blog: Introducing lessons! (2015-06-17)
One of the most requested features on Kanshudo so far has been a structured way to learn the kanji, enabling even absolute beginners to get...
Blog: The Japanese for Busy People kanji collections! (2015-04-10)
For those of you actively studying Japanese, we have great news: a set of 42 collections of all kanji used in the very popular Japanese for...
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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.