Basic Kanji Book for many years remains one of the most popular textbooks in the world. for learning Japanese script. It is actually a textbook and exercise book in one, because in addition to simply and pleasantly laid basics of writing characters and their origin, you also have a number of exercises – from calligraphy to using them in sentences.
The book has a very pleasant retro-climate, the illustrations are very simple, but timeless – both older and younger users will like it. You can easily study on your own because instructions and explanations are given in both Japanese and English.