Resources for learning Kanji using Heisig's RTK method.

Remembering the Kanji is a series of three volumes by James Heisig, intended to teach the 3,000 most frequent Kanji to students of the Japanese language.

I have developed and collected some simple resources to help students who want to learn 2,000 or 3,000 Kanji using Heisig's method "Remembering the Kanji". This method is very challenging and rewarding. It might be suitable for advanced secondary or tertiary students, and for independent adult learners who want to master Japanese.

I developed these resources for my own use, and I am sharing them for free on my website. There is also a link to a Kanji poster, which is for sale on Redbubble, showing the 3000 Kanji in order from Heisig's books. The poster is available for free as a PDF, if you prefer to print and laminate it yourself.

If you have an idea or a need for other printable resources or apps, I'd love to collaborate and help make them.

Kanji Map

3039 kanji on one sheet of paper, in RTK order

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Printed posteron Redbubble ❤️
on Teespring ❤️

Kanji Parts

Heisig's primitive components

PDF (printable)kanji-parts.pdf
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Kanji Learning

Kanji with the RTK keywords, on 22 sheets of 10 * 14 kanji, that's one sheet per week at 20 kanji per day.

PDF (printable)kanji-learn.pdf
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Online Resources and Files


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