We use Kanji for names, verb roots, and adjectives.
China, on the other hand, had one for around a millennium! Sadly, not all of it is as simple as you might think. Furigana are small hiragana symbols placed above or to the side of a kanji character that indicate how it is read.
Once you've figured out your materials based on who you're writing toit's time to learn how to use these materials. Don't feel bad if you feel lost. See what you can spot! This is because kanji pronunciation is not based on modern-day Chinese language, but the ancient Chinese spoken around C.