The Kanji Map

Welcome to The Kanji Map

This site was created to give a visual map of the connections between kanjis and to help Japanese learners study more efficiently. The kanji decomposition is represented by a graph with detailed kanji and radical information.
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How to use this site


Kanjis are represented with nodes and the connection between kanji elements with edges. Click on visible nodes or use the search field to change the selected node. Hover your mouse over the selected node (or click the lightbulb icon in mobile view) to highlight parent nodes with the same onyomi.

: Fit graph to window

Node styles

  : Currently selected kanji

  : Jōyō kanji

  : Not jōyō (jinmeiyō or hyōgai) kanji

  : Unique glyph

  : Kanjis with same onyomi

Info sidebar

Search field : Type a single kanji character to select it

Character & Stroke Order : The kanji character and stroke order animation

Meaning : Meaning of the kanji


Kanji information

Radical information

Related words : The most common words containing the kanji with reading and meaning

Mobile view

: Move to the info section

: Move to the graph

: Highlight same-onyomi nodes



The Kanji Map was created by using cytoscape.js

cytoscape/cytoscape.js is licensed under the MIT license


Stroke order animations were created by KanjiVG

KanjiVG is copyright © 2009-2015 Ulrich Apel and released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license

JMdict and KANJIDIC2

The Kanji Map uses the JMdict and KANJIDIC dictionary files, property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group

This publication has included material from the JMdict (EDICT, etc.) dictionary files in accordance with the license provisions of the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group. See

CHISE-IDS database

The Kanji Map uses the Ideographic Description Sequence found in the CHISE project

The CHISE-IDS database is published under the GNU General Public License


The Kanji Map uses Dynatable, which is open-source licensed under the Free Software Foundation's GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL)


©Copyright The Kanji Map 2017 by Gabor Kovacs - released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.


v1.1 - Added undo button and layout animations

v1.2 - Added external links to Kanshūdō, deep linking and replaced missing unicode characters with images

v1.3 - Added kanji list and improved search functionality


If you would like to report a bug, request features or just say thanks you can contact me at

[email protected]
©Copyright The Kanji Map 2019