The purpose of this paper is to examine how teaching Korean learners the origin of Kanji changes their views on kanji. Despite the fact that Korea is a Chinese character culture area, there are no opportunities to come into contact with Chinese characters in the living environment, and Chinese characters are no longer taught as compulsory subjects at educational sites. Therefore, from the early stages of learning Japanese, most Korean learners think Kanji is difficult. I will introduce the case of approaching Kanji from its source, and examine the results of the anonymous questionnaire conducted at the end of the class.
Seventy-five percent of the students who thought Kanji was difficult answered in a survey that they changed their mind after learning the origin of Kanji. By learning Kanji from its source, it has become clear that Kanji is easy to remember because it is interesting and you can understand the meaning of the characters and you can guess what you don't know. He also discovered that the fundamental principles of the universe, the wisdom of the people of the past, and romance were hidden in the simple Kanji characters he had known so far, and made him realize the fun of knowing the origin of the Kanji. In Japan, a new style of Kanji characters was adopted in 1949, in which complex Kanji characters were easily modified. However, it has been discovered that there are many Kanji characters that can only be understood in the old style.