Hai!Ku Kanji

(9 customer reviews)


352 Page Hardbound book with fabric covering.

Learn 162 Kanji through visuals and Haiku! which are likely to appear in the JLPT N5 (the first Japanese Language Proficiency Test) as well as some useful Kanji for travelling, food & basics. Now including the Kanji Stroke order!

Kanji is the last of the three Japanese writing systems to learn and should be studied after the Hiragana & Katakana. You may know it as the beautiful characters used in calligraphy. It is the most complex with 1,000s of characters, each of which often has different meanings and readings. It’s a challenge but super interesting & useful.

This book is aimed as a beginner introduction to spark the confidence to start studying Kanji and discover a method that can be utilized to learn even more! Our method works by breaking each Kanji character down into simpler bite-sized pieces (called radicals) and using Haiku structured stories as mnemonics to help remember how they connect together.

Hai! Japanese is a passion project by learners (Lewis & Charlotte) for learners. We know all too well how confusing it can be to study this new language. We have taken the things we wish we knew when we started out ourselves and tried to convey them in a more intuitive, friendly and visually easy to understand manner. We hope you like it and it helps with your studies! To learn more about our Kanji book project read our blog here

All printed locally in the UK – We Ship Worldwide

We are now also available on Amazon. It’s not our most favourite company to support but it is our recommended option for orders to the EU as they make importing through customs easier.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re having a problem with your order, just send us an email at sales@haihiragana.com

ISBN: 978-1-8382247-0-7

SKU: HAIKU Category: Tag:

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 20 × 15 × 2.2 cm

9 reviews for Hai!Ku Kanji

  1. Sharnay

    Highly recommend!!
    This book is honestly a life saver when I comes to kanji.
    It makes it so easy to understand and remember:) 10/10

  2. Ana Karen

    This book is so much more than what I was expecting. The illustrations continue to make it easier to understand and (more importantly) to remember what you’ve learned. The perfect tool for getting inside Japanese mind and culture by understanding their language. This book is a most!!!

  3. Ashleigh Thurston

    I’ve always struggled with motivation to learn Kanji but this book is saving me. So so soooo helpful!! Definitely recommend to anyone. THANK YOU!

  4. Lukas

    The book is adorable and I’m sure it will help me study but I had to subtract two stars because it arrived with scratched edges and bent edges. I’m very careful with my books so this is kinda sad. :c I know the book itself isn’t very expensive but you could at least use bubble wrap to keep this form happening.

    • Hai!

      I’m happy to hear you liked the book and sorry to hear it arrived broken, the book is meant to be sent out in an envelope designed for sending books in the post but our fulfillment center did mess up recently and send some in the wrong packaging. I’ll be happy to issue you a replacement and hope it arrives safely as we worked really hard to get a nice quality finish on the book and it’s a shame for it to arrive damaged and makes me sad also.

  5. Matic

    Great book for learning Kanji characters. The book is really well designed and made of high quality materials. It’s simply a great looking book. Its small size allows you to take it along anywhere you go and since it’s hardcover it doesn’t get bent or damaged. Keeping my fingers crossed for part deux!

  6. Paige

    This book is amazing!!! The illustrations are beautiful and it is the perfect way to practice some more basic, essential Kanji characters. The book is great quality, and has extensive detail and great instructions – it even comes with a Hiragana and Katakana chart too! (Would recommend that you already have good knowledge of these two before reading this – as pronunciations are mostly in Hiragana) It also arrived within 3 days of ordering and in perfect condition! Would definitely order from this small company again – you can tell how much care and attention they have put into this book! Thank you 🙂

  7. Bradley

    A fantastically illustrated book, very helpful for learning your first 162 Kanji. Eagerly awaiting the release of the next book!

  8. Nik

    Great resource for really remembering the Kanji, instead of just recognizing them. This book is great and worth every penny. Looks good on a bookshelf, too. Now I’d love a complete 常用漢字 set of these!

  9. Jörg (German George)

    This book is so nice – it´s wonderful.
    I regret, that something like this doesn´t exist in german. So I´ve bought an english book and let send it from England.
    After exactly one month, it has arrived – seems that Royal Mail detest international Transportation.
    But now – back to my Bookdescribe: Even that my english is awful (take a look at my orthography and grammar) I can understand the Haikus. They are really simple understandible, helpful and logical. The pictures in this book are great and painted with much love – you can see this. I´m happy, that I´ve ordered this really: Top Work!
    Thanks – it´ll help.

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