This site was created to give a visual map of the connections between kanjis and to help Japanese learners study more efficiently.
If you are completely new to learning Japanese, you should learn how to read and pronounce ひらがな (hiragana) and カタカナ (katakana). There are plenty of resources to test your knowledge, e.g here.
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.
You can download the desktop version of The Kanji Map for MacOS, Windows and Linux here
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
: Currently selected kanji
: Jōyō kanji
: Not jōyō (jinmeiyō or hyōgai) kanji
: Unique glyph
: Kanjis with same onyomi
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
Related words : The most common words containing the kanji with reading and meaning
: 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
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
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 2017-2020 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]