About the Kanji Project

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The Kanji Project is a joint effort between Anne LaVin from the JP NET Project of MIT's Foreign Languages and Literatures and Prof. Saeko Komori from Chubu University in Japan, building an on-line resource to help Japanese language teachers create customized Kanji-study materials on the Web. Please read through this web site, and contact us if you have any questions or problems using the materials.

The materials are based primarily on the original data delivered through the Chubu University Web server at:


The data has been modified slightly, with permission, for service through the MIT Web server, and consists of digital movies showing each character being painted with a brush; scanned still images of each character painted by hand; stroke count, on- and kun-yomi for each character; and sample compound words and sounds for each compound word.

Each piece of Kanji data may be linked to individually, or used via assembled pages which look like this screenshot:

Please see the "How does it work?" section for a guided walk-through of the materials and how to use them; the "Technical Details" page for a description of the material file types and locations; and the "Examples" page for a look at how various schools are using the materials. And please contact us if you have any questions or problems using the materials.

Date last modified: 13-Jun-1999
Copyright 1999 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kanji Data Copyright 1999 Saeko Komori
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