A phrase you probably haven’t heard before. But you’ll be hearing it again, as it is a theme of a major new project we have in the works.
Kanji may seem like abstract, difficult old things but actually they really are characters.
ABCD and friends are called characters but they aren’t. They don’t have personalities. They don’t do anything. They just sit on a page and make noises. In fact they don’t even make noises. They just silently indicate what noises they want you to make. Lazy things.
Kanji are entirely different. They are a whole world of living things – cute, funny, scary, majestic, silly, just the way living things are. They have adventures all the time. Once you get to know some of them, they make sense and become much easier.
As I say, expect more on this fairly soon, and in English. For now, we have a little video to introduce the idea. It is in Japanese, but the main part is a story-picture so it’s easy to follow what is happening even if your Japanese is still little.
It is called “Foreign Doll’s Kanji Adventure”.
Please enjoy it.