珍しくて面白い漢字！！Rare and interesting kanji!!
Hey! I've been studying Japanese for around a year and a half now, and remember when I first started kanji seemed so intimidating. However I believe that if you can make studying kanji fun, it gets a lot easier. For example the part about kanji that I personally find interesting is oddly the most intricate ones lol.
Let's look at some hard kanji!
I left out the English translation for most because I thought anyone interested in this post likely know most basic words. ほとんどの漢字の英語の翻訳を書かなかった理由は、このポストに興味がある人達はだいたい基本的な言葉が分かるだろうと思いました笑。ごめん
When I first moved to Japan and began learning the language, I would make a note of unusual or interesting-looking kanji and ask passers-by what they meant. The result is that I knew a range of obscure and bizarre characters, but couldn’t actually read anything useful. :-)
I think my favourite characters in those days was “ran” in “Shinran” (親鸞) (the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Japan; his name appears on many temples). I believe the character means “great bird of paradise”.
I was also partial to the character “iwao” (巖) meaning “boulder”. I had a student with that as his first name. He lamented that he couldn’t write his own name until he was eight years old. :-)