April 10, – This page contains mnemonics for the kanji taught in the first six years of school in Japan (i.e. kanji), as developed by. Kenneth G. Henshall. · Rating details · ratings · 17 reviews. This is a one -of-a-kind kanji study guide that introduces joyo kanji along with detailed. Henshall Kanji Mnemonics. This page contains mnemonics for the kanji taught in the Kanji, Number, Mnemonic. 一, 1, one finger. 右, 2, right hand to the mouth.

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If you get one book to learn kanji, this is the one you should get. In other words, this book makes Japanese kanji memorable. Jan 21, Jacob van Berkel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the main reason why I chose the Heisig system for memorizing kanji, which makes a point of being consistent in terms of assigning a single meaning to a single primitive. And many history behind each characters even brought tears to my eyes.

My biggest issue with this is that hensball kanji with no vocabulary context is utterly useless.

You “just know it”. Edwin C rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Mar 05, Anne Beardsley rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a result, I would suggest that, unless you have a compelling reason to know the etymology of the kanji, you would be better served to first read the mnemonic, then just enough of the explanation to understand how it was put together. Also, a lot of English doesn’t depend on constructing words in the same way Japanese does – so I don’t quite get what you mean by that English analogy.


This is my favorite kanji book so far.

Henshall (1005 kyōiku kanji)

Thank you, Professor Henshall. The following will result in post removal: Absolutely fantastic reference material for the individual who needs henshalk for their Kanji study.

All of the kanji are presented in an order that makes sense to me, there are plenty of details for each kanji, and easy to remember mnemonics for each. Knowing your radicals is, in my opinion, absolutely vital to being able to learn, hensyall, and construct more complex kanji.

Jan 02, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: It helped me to learn some of the readings that I had not gotten before. I wonder if I would ever finish this book in this life time!

LearnJapanese submitted 1 year ago by D3nj4l. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 16, Winda Priliadewi added it. In terms of creating stories, I felt it would be helpful to get a “feel” for each kanji and how it evolved.

Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

Not only is it useful practically containing ON and KUN readings, stroke order, mnemonics, example kanji compounds, and etc. I want to note that I have only hejshall used this intensively to around thought I’ll return to it after I finish my current reviewbut I removed a star be This book has been extremely helpful. Isha rated it it was amazing Nov 25, You can use Wiktionary. He finishes with explaining the characters it might be confused with, and how you can tell them apart; and then gives a clever mnemonic to recognize it by.


Dec 22, Chase rated it it was amazing. I love reading about the background of characters and the mnemonics provided help me a lot! Professor Henshall, you are my hero. The goal of any mnemonic system is that the mnemonic is used in henshalp beginning but eventually just drops away. There is a story to each kanji–and when you know the story it is much easier to remember each henshalll.

If you’re a raw beginner, I recommend starting with Read Japanese Today! And this is a henshwll trap that so many beginners get sucked into, and most kanji mnemonic methods encourage it.

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Through my career of researching and teaching Japanese, this is the best all round Kanji book I have seen so far. Open Preview See a Problem? Since my only methods for learning kanji are mnemonics and SRS of nenshall I am quite curious what your methods are. What can you actually read by just being able to recognize individual kanji? Use furigana if you think they won’t understand your kanji usage.