Japanese Kanji is beauty of combining meaningful parts to create a word.

Here is a tip for the creation of your original kanji.

1. Think of a word or sound that reminds you of the theme (this year's theme: "fun").

2. Collect radicals and components that relate to the theme.

These sites are useful resources:




Resource for advanced learners:

Kanji dictionary. Especially Shimomura's Kanji dictionary for elementary school students (publisher: Kansei sha) has rich information of radicals.

3. Combine the radicals and mnemonics in a creative manner, and have multiple combinations.

4. Select your best Kanji, then write it on a paper and take a picture to upload! (see How to apply page)