Thomas Field


A series of learning resource booklets utilising Kaku typeface, each booklet covers one of the vowel sound groups in Japanese: A, I, U, E, O.
The booklets utilise transparency to show how each Hiragana character is constructed stroke by stroke.
Hiragana chart showing all the base Hiragana characters in their standard order.
Details of Kaku Typeface

Bachelor of Design with Honours

Kaku is a Hiragana display typeface that is a resource for learners of Japanese. Kaku removes the notion that Hiragana is difficult through the use of clean geometry and a lack of stroke contrast. By indicating stroke direction, Kaku helps learners to retain the characters by understanding how they are written. This is expanded in the booklet and animations with the addition of stroke orders to further develop understanding.
Block 12 Level E