Trying to master Japanese? You're not alone!
Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji are beautiful writing systems 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 written Japanese, even though it is an essential part of the language.
As fellow learners 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 Genki Kanji Poster, with elegant, innovative products that function both as a house decor and, more importantly, great study tools for learners of Japanese.
Our goal is to help you learn and retain Japanese characters by providing you with well-structured, informative posters and prints that contains the full hiragana and katakana alphabets, as well as all of the kanji you will encounter in some of the most popular Japanese textbooks. By hanging these up in a place you frequently look, you'll be constantly reinforcing what you've already learned, which is essential in order to master Japanese.
Our Kickstarter Success Story
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 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!