Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

Fine Japanese Calligraphy
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
Kamikaze Japanese for Kamikaze (kamikaze) kamikaze
Karate - China Hand Japanese for Karate - China Hand (karate) karate
Karate - Empty Hand Japanese for Karate - Empty Hand (karate) karate
Karate-Do Japanese for Karate-Do (karatedou) karatedou
Karma Japanese for Karma (gou) gou
Kempo Japanese for Kempo (kenpou) kenpou
Kendo Japanese for Kendo (kendou) kendou
Kill two birds with one stone Japanese for Kill two birds with one stone (issekinichou) issekinichou
Kill with One Blow Japanese for Kill with One Blow (ikken hissatsu) ikken hissatsu
Kindness Japanese for Kindness (shinsetsu) shinsetsu
King Japanese for King (ou) ou
King Japanese for King (ouja) ouja
Kiss Japanese for Kiss (seppun) seppun
Kite Japanese for Kite (tako) tako
Kitten Japanese for Kitten (koneko) koneko
Knight Japanese for Knight (kishi) kishi
Kyudo Japanese for Kyudo (kyuudou) kyuudou


(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.