hotcakes loaded with cat-shaped nerikiri, a traditional Japanese sweet | Artisan: Caroline I., Japan | carolinei.exblog.jp/ | via: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/03/23/these-cat-laden-sweets-are-too-cute-to-eat-but-we-still-want-to%e3%80%90photos%e3%80%91/
Japanese--my mother tongue, consisting of Hiragana あいうえお, Katakana アイウエオ, and Kanji (Chinese characters) 愛. We even use roman characters. Maybe Kanji makes people to learn Japanese very hard. But I have some German friends who speak and write Japanese very well.