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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.

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English Word Japanese Kanji Japanese Word
Wabi-sabi Japanese word for Wabi-sabi (wabisabi) wabisabi
Wakame Japanese word for Wakame (wakame) wakame
War Japanese word for War (sensou) sensou
War Japanese word for War (senka) senka
War and Peace Japanese word for War and Peace (sensou to heiwa) sensou to heiwa
Warrior Japanese word for Warrior (musha) musha
Warrior Japanese word for Warrior (senshi) senshi
Warrior Princess Japanese word for Warrior Princess (oujo senshi) oujo senshi
Wasabi Japanese word for Wasabi (wasabi) wasabi
Water Japanese word for Water (mizu) mizu
Waterfall Japanese word for Waterfall (taki) taki
Waterfalls Japanese word for Waterfall (taki) taki
Way of the Warrior Japanese word for Way of the Warrior (bushidou) bushidou
Wealthy Japanese word for Wealthy (fugou) fugou
Weapons Japanese word for Weapons (buki) buki
Welcome Japanese word for Welcome (kangei) kangei
West Japanese word for West (nishi) nishi
Wetlands Japanese word for Wetlands (shitsugen) shitsugen
Whale Japanese word for Whale (kujira) kujira
What Does Not Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger Japanese word for What Does Not Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger (watashi wo korosanai mono wa watashi wo tsuyoku suru) watashi wo korosanai mono wa watashi wo tsuyoku suru
Whim of Fate Japanese word for Whim of Fate (unmei no itazura) unmei no itazura
White Japanese word for White (shiro) shiro
White Chrysanthemum Japanese word for White Chrysanthemum (shiragiku) shiragiku
White Dragon Japanese word for White Dragon (hakuryuu) hakuryuu
White Lotus Japanese word for White Lotus (byakuren) byakuren
Wife Japanese word for Wife (tsuma) tsuma
Wild Japanese word for Wild (yasei) yasei
Wild Joy Japanese word for Wild Joy (kyouki) kyouki
Willow Japanese word for Willow (yanagi) yanagi
Win Japanese word for Win (katsu) katsu
Wind Japanese word for Wind (kaze) kaze
Winter Japanese word for Winter (fuyu) fuyu
Wisdom Japanese word for Wise (kenmei) kenmei
Wisdom Japanese word for Wisdom (chie) chie
Wise Japanese word for Wise (kenmei) kenmei
Wise Person Japanese word for Wise Person (tetsujin) tetsujin
Wise Person Japanese word for Sage (kenja) kenja
Wish Japanese word for Wish (nozomi) nozomi
Wisteria Japanese word for Wisteria (fuji) fuji
Witch Japanese word for Witch (majo) majo
Witchcraft Japanese word for Black Magic (kuromajutsu) kuromajutsu
Witches Japanese word for Witch (majo) majo
Wolf Japanese word for Wolf (ookami) ookami
Wolves Japanese word for Wolf (ookami) ookami
Wonder Japanese word for Miracle (kiseki) kiseki
World Peace Japanese word for World Peace (sekai heiwa) sekai heiwa
Wrath Japanese word for Wrath (gekido) gekido
Writer Japanese word for Writer (sakka) sakka
Yakiniku Japanese word for Yakiniku (yakiniku) yakiniku
Year of the Boar Japanese word for Year of the Boar (inoshishidoshi) inoshishidoshi
Year of the Dog Japanese word for Year of the Dog (inudoshi) inudoshi
Year of the Dragon Japanese word for Year of the Dragon (tatsudoshi) tatsudoshi
Year of the Horse Japanese word for Year of the Horse (umadoshi) umadoshi
Year of the Monkey Japanese word for Year of the Monkey (sarudoshi) sarudoshi
Year of the Ox Japanese word for Year of the Ox (ushidoshi) ushidoshi
Year of the Rabbit Japanese word for Year of the Rabbit (usagidoshi) usagidoshi
Year of the Rat Japanese word for Year of the Rat (nezumidoshi) nezumidoshi
Year of the Rooster Japanese word for Year of the Rooster (toridoshi) toridoshi
Year of the Sheep Japanese word for Year of the Sheep (hitsujidoshi) hitsujidoshi
Year of the Snake Japanese word for Year of the Snake (hebidoshi) hebidoshi
Year of the Tiger Japanese word for Year of the Tiger (toradoshi) toradoshi
Yew Japanese word for Yew (ichii) ichii
Yin and Yang Japanese word for Yin and Yang (in'you) in'you
Younger Aunt Japanese word for Younger Aunt (oba) oba
Younger Aunts Japanese word for Younger Aunt (oba) oba
Younger Brother Japanese word for Younger Brother (otouto) otouto
Younger Brothers Japanese word for Younger Brother (otouto) otouto
Younger Sister Japanese word for Younger Sister (imouto) imouto
Younger Sisters Japanese word for Younger Sister (imouto) imouto
Zeal Japanese word for Enthusiasm (nesshin) nesshin
Zen Buddhism Japanese word for Zen Buddhism (zen) zen

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.