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    Character & stroke order



    Kanji information

    Mnemonic by Kanshūdō

    Radical information

    Related words

    List of Kanji

    Kanji Occurrence Stroke Grade Radical Onyomi Kunyomi Nanori Meaning

    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.
    If you would like to help improving this site, make sure to support it here.

    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

      mainnode : Currently selected kanji

      joyonode : Jōyō kanji

      rarenode : Not jōyō (jinmeiyō or hyōgai) kanji

      uniquenode : Unique glyph

      onyominode : 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

    : Show kanji info

    : 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 © 2009-2018 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 edrdg.org

    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, that is open-source licensed under the Free Software Foundation's GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL)


    ©Copyright The Kanji Map 2017-2021 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

    v2.0 - Redesigned user interface


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

    Help to maintain The Kanji Map

    If you think this website is useful for you, please consider supporting the project by donating.
    Your donation will be used for expanding and patching the kanji database, server and maintenance costs, fixing bugs and adding new features.
    Thank you.

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