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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.

To begin, select the first letter of the Japanese word or phrase:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, PQ, R, S, T, UV, W-Z

English Word Japanese Kanji Japanese Word
Taboo Japanese for Taboo (kinki) kinki
Take Risks Japanese for Take Risks (kiken wo okasu) kiken wo okasu
Tanden Japanese for Tanden (tanden) tanden
Tatami Japanese for Tatami (tatami) tatami
Tattoo Japanese for Tattoo (irezumi) irezumi
Tattoo Japanese for Tattoo (shisei) shisei
Taurus Japanese for Taurus (oushiza) oushiza
Teacher Japanese for Teacher (sensei) sensei
Tear Japanese for Tear (namida) namida
Technique Japanese for Technique (waza) waza
Telekinesis Japanese for Telekinesis (nenriki) nenriki
Telepathy Japanese for Telepathy (ishindenshin) ishindenshin
Temperance Japanese for Temperance (sessei) sessei
Temptation Japanese for Temptation (yuuwaku) yuuwaku
Tempura Japanese for Tempura (tenpura) tenpura
Ten People, Ten Colors Japanese for Ten People, Ten Colors (juunintoiro) juunintoiro
Thank you Japanese for Thank you (arigatou gozaimasu) arigatou gozaimasu
The Benevolent Have No Worries Japanese for The Benevolent Have No Worries (jinsha wa ureezu) jinsha wa ureezu
The Benevolent Have No Worries Japanese for The Benevolent Have No Worries (jinshafuyuu) jinshafuyuu
The Brave Have No Fears Japanese for The Brave Have No Fears (yuusha wa osorezu) yuusha wa osorezu
The Brave Have No Fears Japanese for The Brave Have No Fears (yuushafuku) yuushafuku
The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain Japanese for The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain (ame futte ji katamaru) ame futte ji katamaru
The Hawk with Talent Hides its Talons Japanese for The Hawk with Talent Hides its Talons (nou aru taka wa tsume wo kakusu) nou aru taka wa tsume wo kakusu
The Mind Must Be Set Free Japanese for The Mind Must Be Set Free (kokoro wa hanatan koto wo yousu) kokoro wa hanatan koto wo yousu
The Sound of One Hand Clapping Japanese for The Sound of One Hand Clapping (sekishu no onjou)  
The Very Best Japanese for The Very Best (gokujou) gokujou
The Way Japanese for The Way (michi) michi
The Way with Zen Circle Japanese for The Way with Zen Circle (dou) dou
The Wise Have No Delusions Japanese for The Wise Have No Delusions (chisha wa madowazu) chisha wa madowazu
The Wise Have No Delusions Japanese for The Wise Have No Delusions (chishafuwaku) chishafuwaku
There is No First Attack in Karate Japanese for There is No First Attack in Karate (karate ni sente nashi) karate ni sente nashi
Thunder Japanese for Thunder (kaminari) kaminari
Tidal Wave Japanese for Tidal Wave (tsunami) tsunami
Tiger Japanese for Tiger (tora) tora
Til Death Do Us Part Japanese for Til Death Do Us Part (shi ga futari wo wakatsu made) shi ga futari wo wakatsu made
To Serve and Protect Japanese for To Serve and Protect (hogo to houshi) hogo to houshi
To Thine Own Self Be True Japanese for To Thine Own Self Be True (onore ni chuujitsu nare) onore ni chuujitsu nare
Tolerance Japanese for Tolerance (kan'you)  
Tomorrow Is Another Day Japanese for Tomorrow Is Another Day (ashita wa ashita no kaze ga fuku) ashita wa ashita no kaze ga fuku
Too Many Accomplishments Make No Accomplishments Japanese for Too Many Accomplishments Make No Accomplishments (tagei wa mugei) tagei wa mugei
Total Enlightenment Japanese for Total Enlightenment (gedatsu) gedatsu
Tradition Japanese for Tradition (dentou) dentou
Training Japanese for Training (tanren) tanren
Tranquility Japanese for Tranquility (heion) heion
Transformation Japanese for Transformation (henshin) henshin
Traveler Japanese for Traveler (tabibito) tabibito
Treasure Japanese for Treasure (takara) takara
True Love Japanese for True Love (shin'ai) shin'ai
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself Japanese for True Victory is Victory Over Oneself (masakatsu agatsu) masakatsu agatsu
Trust Japanese for Trust (shinrai) shinrai
Trust in God Japanese for Trust in God (kami wo shinze yo) kami wo shinze yo
Trust No One Japanese for Trust No One (dare mo shinjiruna) dare mo shinjiruna
Truth Japanese for Truth (shinjitsu) shinjitsu
Truth, Goodness, Beauty Japanese for Truth, Goodness, Beauty (shinzenbi) shinzenbi
Try and You Will Succeed Japanese for Try and You Will Succeed (naseba naru) naseba naru
Turtle Japanese for Turtle (kame) kame
Twins Japanese for Twins (futago) futago
Two Heavens One Style Japanese for Two Heavens One Style (niten ichiryuu) niten ichiryuu

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.

Select the first letter of the name:
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Recommended Books/CD:

Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 - 6 by Eri Takase

Learn Japanese Calligraphy by Eri Takase is a unique Japanese Calligraphy course on CD-ROM. With these CD's you can learn Japanese Calligraphy by actually seeing the characters being brushed by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. Japanese Calligraphy is all about movement and you simply cannot learn the proper movement from a book. These CD lessons actually shows videos of Master Takase brushing the characters - and you can learn proper technique by seeing it over and over again. We also show videos of common student errors and how to correct them. Along with the videos are samples with stroke order that can be printed as well as detailed step by step instructions. Learn Japanese Calligraphy is a great learning tool by itself or to complement your current studies.

The first CD includes topics on tool selection, posture, how to hold the brush as well as the basic strokes of the block font. Each lesson covers the stroke order with examples that can be printed. Combined with our Japanese Calligraphy Sets you will have all you need to begin your study of Japanese Calligraphy.

Or order directly from us and save at Shodokai - Learn Japanese Calligraphy with the first CD at $15.95 - you save over six dollars!
 

Japanese Kanji & Kana Revised Edition: A Guide to the Japanese Writing System (Tuttle Language Library) by Wolfgang Hadamitzky and Mark Spahn

This is an excellent reference and is perfect for learning the stroke order of kana and kanji.

This book shows all modern kanji along with the stroke order and direction. This is the perfect companion for the serious student.

The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary by John H. Haig, Andrew N. Nelson

For more advanced needs this is the best English Language Japanese-English kanji dictionary you can buy.


References:

カタカナから引く外国人名綴り方字典 (Guide to Spellings of Foreigner's Names in Kana Orders) - Find the original non-Japanese name given the Japanese translation.

United States Census - 1990 - The top 2400 male and female names from this US government publication are covered in our list.

BabyNamer - Produced by Oxygen Media this is a good source for the meaning of names.

The Etymology of First Names - This site is our second choice when researching the meaning and pronunciations of given names.

StockKanji - Names in Japanese Calligraphy Over 9000 names translated to Japanese. This is a searchable site giving much more information about each name than we show here. Many names also have original, hand-lettered designs for personal use like a tattoo and for professional use such as for wedding invitations or as part of a logo design.

Jeffrey's Japanese<->English Dictionary Server - An on-line dictionary that does not require Japanese fonts. This dictionary is terse so it is easy to misinterpret. Its value for name translations is limited as it does not give the pronunciation.

Goo Jiten - A good on-line English/Japanese dictionary. Japanese fonts are required.



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