Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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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.

Japanese Kanji Symbols You Can Trust - Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase has been creating custom designs for over fifteen years with thousands upon thousands of satisfied customers. You have probably even seen Master Takase's work in movies, on TV, or in print or even on a favorite product. Now you can have beautiful Japanese Calligraphy as a part of your own personal expression whether it be for art, body art, crafts or for commercial use.

English Word Japanese Kanji Japanese Word
Each Moment Only Once Japanese for Each Moment Only Once (ichigoichie) ichigoichie
Eagle Japanese for Eagle (washi) washi
Earth Japanese for Earth (chikyuu) chikyuu
Earthquakes, Thunderbolts, Fires, Fathers Japanese for Earthquakes, Thunderbolts, Fires, Fathers (jishin kaminari kaji oyaji) jishin kaminari kaji oyaji
Easygoing Japanese for Easygoing (kiraku) kiraku
Ebony Japanese for Ebony (kokutan) kokutan
Ecstacy Japanese for Ecstacy (koukotsu) koukotsu
Education Japanese for Education (kyouiku) kyouiku
Effort Japanese for Effort (doryoku) doryoku
Elegant Japanese for Elegant (yuuga) yuuga
Elephant Japanese for Elephant (zou) zou
England Japanese for England (eikoku) eikoku
Enlightenment Japanese for Enlightenment (satori) satori
Enthusiasm Japanese for Enthusiasm (nesshin) nesshin
Eruption Japanese for Eruption (funka) funka
Eternal Love Japanese for Eternal Love (eiai) eiai
Eternity Japanese for Eternity (eien) eien
Eternity Japanese for Eternity (ei) ei
Even dust if piled can become a mountain Japanese for Even dust if piled can become a mountain (chiri wo tsumoreba yama to naru) chiri wo tsumoreba yama to naru
Even Monkeys Fall Out Of Trees Japanese for Even Monkeys Fall Out Of Trees (saru mo ki kara ochiru) saru mo ki kara ochiru
Everyday is a good day Japanese for Everyday is a good day (nichinichi kore koujitsu) nichinichi kore koujitsu
Evil Genius Japanese for Evil Genius (akusai) akusai
Evil Spirit Japanese for Evil Spirit (akurei) akurei
Evolution Japanese for Evolution (shinka) shinka
Excellent Luck Japanese for Excellent Luck (daikichi) daikichi
Explorer Japanese for Explorer (tankenka) tankenka
Explosion Japanese for Explosion (bakuhatsu) bakuhatsu
Extreme Japanese for Extreme (kyuukyoku) kyuukyoku


(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.