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There Is No End

This is a different approach to most courses in kanji, the rely on brute-force memorisation, or draw cute little pictures that are supposed to resemble the character. The problems is that there are too many characters to memorise that way, and most characters are not pictoral, so little drawings do not work. Heisig's approach is to break down each character into 'primitives', which are simple 'mini-characters' with about five strokes (these may be characters in their own right, or radicals, or obsolete characters). more...