Ocha Press is an independent publisher with a Japanese focus based in Sydney, Australia. Our first publication The Kanji Code teaches phonetic components and other visual patterns, all designed to improve Japanese reading skills.
The Kanji Code Read our innovative new guide to learning kanji, which teaches 150 Japanese phonetic components and 45 original visual-based groups to help you learn kanji ON readings systematically, and bypass rote learning.
Kanji phonetic components list Bookmark our list of 150 phonetic components and the sounds they represent, with a name to help you remember them.
Kanji radicals by subject list The radicals (部首 bushu) are the components of kanji that give a hint to their meaning. We’ve listed the main ones in subject order, to help you learn them.
The magic of the keisei moji (形成文字) At least 80% of the joyo Daily List kanji (常用漢字) fall under this category, where the radical gives a hint to the meaning, and the phonetic gives a hint to the sound.