Kanji Cards - 15 minute illustration exercise. 

Back in 2010, when I was learning Japanese, I made this illustrated 'cards' for learning 'kanji'. There are over 2000 'kanji' in basic Japanese. Coming from China, these signs are made of various elements, which can be described as stems. The stems are common to many, unrelated words and usually have two forms of reading. To make life easier, books for children and students, have the reading written aside 'kanji' in the syllabic alphabet of japan, called 'hiragana' (yes, you have to know how to read 'hiragana')

Illustrating 'kanji' by finding stems and writing down the reading, was a fun way to learn. 

As it was a personal project, I only spent 15 minuted on designing each 'card'.

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