Trying to master the kanji? You're not alone!
Kanji is a beautiful writing system filled with thousands of years of rich history. Unfortunately, many students of the Japanese language often get frustrated and may even give up trying to learn the kanji, even though it is an essential part of the language.
As fellow students of the Japanese language, we understand the difficulty involved in memorizing not only hundreds of characters, but also their multiple readings and translations. This led us to create the Genki Kanji Poster, which functions both as a wall adornment and, more importantly, a great study tool for learners of Japanese.
Our Goal is to help you learn and retain the 300+ most essential Japanese kanji characters by providing you with a well-structured, informative poster that contains the kanji you will encounter in some of the most popular Japanese textbooks, such as Genki, Japanese for Busy People, Yookoso, and Introduction to Modern Japanese. By hanging the poster up in a place you frequently look, you'll be constantly reinforcing what you've already learned, which is essential in order to master the kanji.
When we designed the Genki Kanji Poster in 2011, we wanted to create not only a top-notch language learning tool, but also an awesome poster that would add a beautiful touch to any room. To accomplish this, we needed a large-sized poster that would be laminated and printed on high-quality paper.
When we were ready to print the poster, reality sunk in: the costs of printing the poster we created were just too high, especially in low volumes. We needed a starting amount of capital to get us going with an initial batch of posters, which, being two recent college graduates with mountains of debt, we could see no way of readily acquiring.
All that changed when we came across a site called Kickstarter, which is a fantastic site for indie designers such as ourselves to raise some initial funding. In February of 2012, we launched our Kickstarter campaign and achieved enormous success! It turns out there really are a number of passionate Japanese language learners out there who couldn't wait to get their hands on our poster.
We want to dedicate this area to our amazing Kickstarter backers who made this project a reality. Without your help, we wouldn't have been able to make it this far, and for that, we thank you. You all hold a special place in our hearts.
We also want to give a very special thanks to Harry from Alberta, Canada, who not only was the biggest supporter of our Kickstarter campaign, but also the very first backer, pledging just minutes after our project launched. Thanks Harry - you rock!
A New Tool to Help you Master Japanese!
With the Genki Kanji Poster, you’ll always have the perfect kanji reference at your side. Learn and retain the kanji as you embark on your journey to become a master of the Japanese language just by looking at the poster whenever you have a free minute!
24" by 36" laminated poster (write all over it!)
300+ of the most important kanji in one place
All common pronunciations for each kanji
Separated into easily digestable lessons
The poster really livens up any room!