This site ( will say goodbye to everyone at the end of November 2021.

Thank you for an amazing 15 years — we launched this site back in 2006. But with the birth of our newer in 2015, it has been left untouched and the data here is outdated by more than 10 years.

The current is actively maintained and regularly updated. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you there!

Denshi Jisho — Online Japanese dictionary


Denshi Jisho is an easy-to-use and powerful online Japanese dictionary. It lets you find words, kanji and example sentences by searching in many ways.

The dictionaries are also interlinked so that you can check what the kanji in a word mean individually or what context a word can be used in. You can also look up kanji by the parts they contain.

The data is publicly available and comes from the excellent WWWJDIC project.

Denshi Jisho in your browser

Denshi Jisho uses Open Search so you can use the word search from your browser's search box. For example, to use this in Firefox, choose "Add Denshi Jisho …" from the menu in the search box.