Unko Kanji Doriru helps primary school children learn complex kanji characters with word ‘poo’ in every example sentence. In March of this year, book publisher Bunkyosha released 6 series of kanji learning books titled “Unko Kanji Drill.” Unko is the Japanese word. Learning kanji is tough – whether you’re trying to read or write it. Mastering kanji is a tricky step on the way to becoming fluent in Japanese.
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Mastering kanji is a tricky step on the way to becoming fluent in Japanese. The Unko Kanji Drill series. And this mascot — Unko-sensei — has a poop for a head.
The idea behind the series is that kids find it tough concentrating when learning kanji is so repetitive. So the Unko Kanji books use poop to keep them interested. The first print run sold out almost straight away when the books launched in March. Publisher Bunkyosha shifted overcopies that first month —of those in the first week.
Have a look on Amazon Japan, and most of the reviews for each book are 5 stars. The 1-star reviews are really interesting. We were lucky to pick up the full set at a local bookstore. The 3rd and 5th books we grabbed from kanij display were the only ones left.
Hopefully they had more of them in the stockroom somewhere.
The first book opens with the absolute basics. Line order for each kanji is shown at a helpfully large size. The kanji do get tougher — and fast. By book 3, there are line soriru to take on. There it is, bottom left. Every sentence involves poop in some way. We feel sorry for the poor person who had to come up with over 3, poop-related sentences.
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Helpfully posted by the Unko Kanji Drill Twitter account. When you pull the lever, the plan is that a poop will fly out from here.
It shows all the kanji from that book. There are kanji on both sides, at a reasonable size to practice with. The boards have cut-out ID cards, to use on the move. They have the kanji on one side, for reference.
Whether you put your real name on the other side is up to you. Write and rewrite those kanji, until you achieve either muscle memory or hand cramp.
Study hard enough, and you can finish each book in less than a school year. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. Why is it yellow… why… The idea behind the series is that kids find it tough concentrating when learning kanji is so repetitive. Perfect for beginners The first book opens with the absolute basics. Give yourself a push The kanji do get tougher — and fast. Try not to think about 9-year-olds learning to do this way before you do. An acorn was stuffed inside the poop.
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