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Japanese calligraphy of words and sayings make beautiful works of art. Whether art suitable for framing for your home or office - or more personally artwork on your body  - we have thousands of designs personally created by Master Takase and each meticulously translated and documented. We give you all the information so you can easily verify the translations for yourself so you can be as happy with the translation as you are with the beautiful art.

This is a list of common Japanese words and phrases  - many of which are used in this website. Most of these Japanese words are available as hand-brushed Japanese Calligraphy Designs suitable for tattoos, craft, and commercial use. Each design was hand-lettered by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase and professionally scanned and documented. Links to independent sources, including Japanese/English dictionaries, are given so you can be absolutely sure the translations are correct. To see the complete catalog of Japanese Words visit our on-line catalog at StockKanji - Catalog of Japanese Words.

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English Word Japanese Kanji Japanese Word
Canada Japanese for Canada (kanada) kanada
Cancer Japanese for Cancer (kaniza) kaniza
Candle Japanese for Candle (rousoku) rousoku
Capricorn Japanese for Capricorn (yagiza) yagiza
Carelessness is one's greatest enemy Japanese for Carelessness is one's greatest enemy (yudantaiteki) yudantaiteki
Carnal Desires Japanese for Carnal Desires (bonnou) bonnou
Carp Japanese for Carp (koi) koi
Cat Japanese for Cat (neko) neko
Centipede Japanese for Centipede (mukade) mukade
Certain Victory Japanese for Certain Victory (hisshou) hisshou
Change Japanese for Change (henka) henka
Charity Japanese for Charity (jizen) jizen
Charming Japanese for Charming (miwaku) miwaku
Cheerful Japanese for Cheerful (kaikatsu) kaikatsu
Chef Japanese for Chef (itamae) itamae
Cherry Blossom Japanese for Cherry Blossom (sakura) sakura
Chicken Japanese for Chicken (niwatori) niwatori
Child Japanese for Child (ko) ko
Child Japanese for Child (kodomo) kodomo
Child of God Japanese for Child of God (kami no ko) kami no ko
Chiyojo - My little dragonfly hunter, I wonder where he is, off to today Japanese for Chiyojo - My little dragonfly hunter, I wonder where he is, off to today (tombo tsuri kyou wa doko made itta yara) tombo tsuri kyou wa doko made itta yara
Chiyojo - To the person breaking off the branch, giving its fragrance, the plum blossom Japanese for Chiyojo - To the person breaking off the branch, giving its fragrance, the plum blossom (taoraruru hito ni kaoru ya ume no hana) taoraruru hito ni kaoru ya ume no hana
Christ Japanese for Christ (kirisuto) kirisuto
Cicada Japanese for Cicada (semi) semi
Cliff Japanese for Cliff (gake) gake
Comic Japanese for Comic (manga) manga
Commitment Japanese for Commitment (kouyaku) kouyaku
Common Sense Japanese for Common Sense (joushiki) joushiki
Complete Change of Mind Japanese for Complete Change of Mind (shinkiitten) shinkiitten
Concentration Japanese for Concentration (seishintouitsu) seishintouitsu
Confidence Japanese for Confidence (jishin) jishin
Congratulations Japanese for Congratulations (kotobuki) kotobuki
Conquer Japanese for Conquer (seifuku) seifuku
Cool Japanese for Cool (reisei) reisei
Coral Japanese for Coral (sango) sango
Correct Shooting, Correct Hit Japanese for Correct Shooting, Correct Hit (seisha seichuu) seisha seichuu
Cougar Japanese for Cougar (ku-ga-) ku-ga-
Courage Japanese for Courage (yuuki) yuuki
Courageous Japanese for Courageous (yuusou) yuusou
Courteous Japanese for Courteous (teinei) teinei
Cow Japanese for Cow (ushi) ushi
Crab Japanese for Crab (kani) kani
Crane Japanese for Crane (tsuru) tsuru
Crisis Japanese for Crisis (kiki) kiki
Cross Japanese for Cross (juujika) juujika
Crow Japanese for Crow (karasu) karasu
Crown Japanese for Crown (oukan) oukan
Crusader Japanese for Crusader (juujigun) juujigun
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Japanese for Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield (doujou de naki senjou de warau) doujou de naki senjou de warau
Crying in the Rain Japanese for Crying in the Rain (namidaame) namidaame
Crystal Japanese for Crystal (suishou) suishou
Cute Japanese for Cute (kawaii) kawaii

Notes:

(1) Indicates a word created for its meaning. These will not be found in the dictionary but intended for use a literal translations of names and used in Names in Japanese.

(2) The kanji for some common Japanese words are strange. These exceptions are now often written in katakana rather than in kanji. For example, Fern is shida which has the kanji which literally reads "sheep teeth". Dolphin is another example which is iruka and has the kanji which literally reads as "ocean pig".  

(3) Indicates a Japanese name.