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
Old Castle Japanese for Old Castle (kojou) kojou
Older Aunt Japanese for Older Aunt (oba) oba
Older Brother Japanese for Older Brother (ani) ani
Older Sister Japanese for Older Sister (ane) ane
Om Japanese for Om (aun) aun
On a stone for three years Japanese for On a stone for three years (ishi no ue ni mo sannen) ishi no ue ni mo sannen
One Hit Certain Kill Japanese for One Hit Certain Kill (ichigeki hissatsu) ichigeki hissatsu
One in Mind and Body Japanese for One in Mind and Body (isshindoutai) isshindoutai
One Love Japanese for One Love (ichi ai) ichi ai
One Love Japanese for One Love (hitotsu no ai) hitotsu no ai
Only God Can Judge Me Japanese for Only God Can Judge Me (kami nomi ware wo sabaku) kami nomi ware wo sabaku
Optimistic Japanese for Optimistic (rakuten) rakuten
Orchid Japanese for Orchid (ran) ran

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.