The J-LANTERN application teaches people around the world about chochin,
or ‘paper lanterns,’ while at the same time allows users to familiarize themselves with kanji (Chinese characters)
that are currently popular overseas.

The J-LANTERN application lets you select Japanese kanji for chochin paper lanterns that you can light up.

You can choose from among available kanji.


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Distribution method:App Store

System requirements and supported languages
  • iPhone3G or newer
  • iPod touch
  • iPad
  • OS 3.0 or newer
  • English and Japanese Languages

Detail information

- You can find your favorite kanji character among dozens of choices.
- The chochin paper lantern light can be turned on and off.
- In iPhones with rear-facing cameras, you can see through the background to shine a lantern in the actual background.

System requirements and compatibility

System requirements

  • iPhone4
  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone3G
  • iPod touch
  • iPad
  • OS 3.0 or newer

Menu Language

  • Japanese
  • English
Multi-language keyboard is supported according to iPhone settings

Usable languages

  • Any languages that iPhone is compatible with

Methods of importing images

  • Shooting with the camera (for the models equipped with camera)

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