Vignettes Kanji Stories

Japanese can be written in three ways – kanji, hiragana and katakana.
On this website, I introduce the kanji and words that are the foundation of the Japanese language.

Many kanji are derived from “kanji pictures” that represent the feelings of the ancient people that created them. Each kanji has a story behind it.

The strong desire of ancient people to communicate and share their feelings turned the drawings into written characters: kanji. It is fascinating to me that each individual kanji has its own meaning. I hope to share with you the stories of how kanji came to be.