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
Fair Japanese for Fair (kouhei) kouhei
Fairy Japanese for Fairy (yousei) yousei
Faith Japanese for Faith (shinnen) shinnen
Faith Japanese for Faith (shinkou) shinkou
Faith and Love Japanese for Faith and Love (shin'ai) shin'ai
Faithful Japanese for Faithful (chuujitsu) chuujitsu
Falcon Japanese for Falcon (hayabusa) hayabusa
Fall Down Seven, Get Up Eight Japanese for Fall Down Seven, Get Up Eight (nana korobi ya oki) nana korobi ya oki
Family Japanese for Family (kazoku) kazoku
Family Bonds Japanese for Family Bonds (kizuna) kizuna
Famous Japanese for Famous (yuumei) yuumei
Famous Warrior Japanese for Famous Warrior (meisenshi) meisenshi
Fantasy Japanese for Fantasy (kuusou) kuusou
Father Japanese for Father (chichi) chichi
Father and Child Japanese for Father and Child (fushi) fushi
Father and Daughter Japanese for Father and Daughter (chichimusume) chichimusume
Fatherhood Japanese for Fatherhood (fusei) fusei
Father's Love Japanese for Father's Love (fuseiai) fuseiai
Fearless Japanese for Fearless (daitanfuteki) daitanfuteki
Feng Shui Japanese for Feng Shui (fuusui) fuusui
Fighter Japanese for Fighter (toushi) toushi
Fighting Spirit Japanese for Fighting Spirit (toukon) toukon
Fighting Will Japanese for Fighting Will (toushi) toushi
Fine Art Japanese for Fine Art (bijutsu) bijutsu
Finland Japanese for Finland (finrando) finrando
Fire Japanese for Fire (hi) hi
Fire Born Japanese for Fire Born (kasei) kasei
Firefighter Japanese for Firefighter (shouboushi) shouboushi
Firefly Japanese for Firefly (hotaru) hotaru
Fireworks Japanese for Fireworks (hanabi) hanabi
Firm Commitment Japanese for Firm Commitment (kakuyaku) kakuyaku
First Know Yourself Then Know Others Japanese for First Know Yourself Then Know Others (mazu onore wo shire shikashite ta wo shire) mazu onore wo shire shikashite ta wo shire
First Love Japanese for First Love (hatsukoi) hatsukoi
Fisherman Japanese for Fisherman (ryoushi) ryoushi
Five Elements Japanese for Five Elements (godai) godai
Flame Japanese for Flame (honoo) honoo
Flight Japanese for Flight (hikou) hikou
Flower Japanese for Flower (hana) hana
Fly Japanese for Fly (hae) hae
Focus Japanese for Focus (kime) kime
For the Sake of the Children Japanese for For the Sake of the Children (kodomo no tame ni) kodomo no tame ni
Forbidden Love Japanese for Forbidden Love (kin'ai) kin'ai
Forbidden Love Japanese for Forbidden Love (kinjirareta ai) kinjirareta ai
Forest Japanese for Forest (shinrin) shinrin
Forever Japanese for Forever (eikyuu) eikyuu
Forever in My Heart Japanese for Forever in My Heart (eien ni kokoro no naka ni) eien ni kokoro no naka ni
Forever in My Heart Japanese for Forever in My Heart (eien ni watashi no kokoro ni) eien ni watashi no kokoro ni
Forever Young Japanese for Forever Young (eien no wakasa) eien no wakasa
Forgiveness Japanese for Forgiveness (yousha) yousha
Form Japanese for Form (kata) kata
Fortitude Japanese for Fortitude (kennin) kennin
Fortress Japanese for Fortress (yousai) yousai
Fortune Comes To Those Who Smile Japanese for Fortune Comes To Those Who Smile (warau kado ni wa fuku kitaru) warau kado ni wa fuku kitaru
Fortune Favors The Brave Japanese for Fortune Favors The Brave (yuusha wa kouun ni megumareru) yuusha wa kouun ni megumareru
Fortune Smiles on Me Japanese for Fortune Smiles on Me (un ga muku) un ga muku
Fortunes of War Japanese for Fortunes of War (buun) buun
Four Virtues of Tea Japanese for Four Virtues of Tea (wakeiseijaku) wakeiseijaku
Fox Japanese for Fox (kitsune) kitsune
Fragrance Japanese for Fragrance (kouki) kouki
France Japanese for France (furansu) furansu
Freedom Japanese for Freedom (jiyuu) jiyuu
Friend Japanese for Friend (tomo) tomo
Friends Forever Japanese for Friends Forever (eien no tomo) eien no tomo
Friendship Japanese for Friendship (yuujou) yuujou
Frog Japanese for Frog (kaeru) kaeru
Fruitful Japanese for Fruitful (housaku) housaku
Full Moon Japanese for Full Moon (mangetsu) mangetsu
Future Japanese for Future (mirai) mirai


(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.