I would suppose so. It also kind of depends on your imagination, although I would say it isn't particularly difficult to find the "pictures".
Here's a bit of history of Kanji:
Kanji is derived from the original Chinese characters. Chinese characters were originally drawn pictures.
Like the character of "sun" :
??? used to be a circle with a dot in the middle. That was the first basis of the Chinese written language. After a while, when language and communication became more and more important, the pictures needed to be simplified [you must be able to imagine that some words are currently many strokes, think of how long it would take to draw out if it were still a picture]. Gradually, the dot became a line, and the circle grew edges to finally become the symbol we know today.
Since Kanji came from Chinese characters, I would assume that people could find that Kanji resembles pictures.
Such as "Tree":
???: you could picture the middle line as the trunk while the two lines on either side would be the branches
???: you could picture the flowing of water with the 3 lines
???: you could picture the flames leaping out with the 2 dots on either side as the sparks/leaping flames, and the 2 longer lines as the actual fire
So to answer your question, I would suppose that some kanji resembles pictures, but some have evolved so much that it probably doesn't resemble a picture. Most, however, do, I believe.
I hope this helped a bit. Answer 2
Yes. Kanji are basically stylized pictures of things. When you look at basic kanji you should be able to see. More complex kanji are mainly just combinations of more basic kanji.
So, for example,
??is a tree. It sort of looks like one with the trunk and branches.
??means "woods", made with two trees.
??means "forest", made with three trees.Answer 3
Kind of.. Depends how you think of it..? :P
For instance.. This one, meaning Cherry Blossom, or Cherry Tree, kinda looks like a tree on the left, with stuff falling from it on the right:
This one meaning "tears" (from crying) or "tear" looks like a person with droplets flying out of them on the left:
But there are some times of Kanji that don't mean whole words.. they're just used to make up other, bigger, words.
Like ? (Kimi)
Well.. Kimi might mean something on it's own.. but probably not written like that.
... Yeah.. it's really complicated grammar stuff... :S
Haha! :)Answer 4
Kanji is Chinese original character.
Some of the Kanji characters are hieroglyphics rather improved than pictgram.
There are some ideogram in the Kanji too as well as below.
One is ???such as one bar.
Two is ???such as two bars.
Three is ??such as three bars.Answer 5
Japanese Kanji is another word for chinese characters.
So Yes chinese characters are written to kinda resemble the actual meaning.