Anniversary Gifts

Here I have collected designs that are perfect gifts to celebrate wedding anniversaries. The first wedding anniversary is known as the paper anniversary where gifts on paper are expected.

We exclusively import high-quality scrolls with light brown silk borders and fine Japanese paper from one of the finest scroll makers in Nara, Japan. The outside dimensions are 12 1/4″ W x 43″ H (31.1 cm wide x 109.2 cm high) and the writing area is 9 ” W x 23″ H (22.9 cm wide x 58.4 cm high). The scroll arrives in a nice protective box and arrives ready to display.

The framed art is created on beautiful hand-made paper that we import from Kochi, Japan. The frame has the outside dimensions 16″ W x 20″ H (40.6 cm wide x 50.8 cm high) and the hand-made paper is 12″ W x 18″ H (30.5 cm wide x 45.7 cm high). The art is protected with acid-free backing and acid-free double mat with a white outer mat and black inner mat. Finally, the art is covered with high-quality non-glare conservation glass and a metal semi-gloss black frame.

These are quality gifts that will be appreciated and enjoyed for years.

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Faith and Love (shin'ai5) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Faith and Love

信愛
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Faith and Love

Faith and Love in Japanese is 信愛 which is read shin'ai.

The Japanese word shin'ai meaning "Faith and Love" is composed of the kanji (read shin) meaning "faith, believe in, trust" and (read ai) meaning "love, affection".

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Good Wife Wise Mother (ryousaikenbo) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Good Wife Wise Mother

良妻賢母
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Good Wife Wise Mother

Good Wife Wise Mother in Japanese is 良妻賢母 which is read ryousaikenbo.

ryousaikenbo is a wonderful Mother's Day gift to let your wife know what she means to you and the family. This is a thoughtful and beautiful gift that will keep on giving for years to come.

The four-character idiom ryousaikenbo meaning "Good Wife Wise Mother" is composed of the words 良妻 (read ryousai) meaning "good wife" and 賢母 (read kenbo) meaning "wise mother".

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Husband and Wife (fuufu) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Husband and Wife

夫婦
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Husband and Wife

Husband and Wife in Japanese is 夫婦 which is read fuufu.

The Japanese word fuufu means "Husband and Wife, Married Couple, Spouses" and is composed of the kanji (read fuu) meaning "husband, man" and (read fu) meaning "wife, lady, woman".

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - I Love You (aishiteru) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I Love You

愛してる
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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I Love You

I Love You in Japanese is 愛してる which is read aishiteru.

The Japanese phrase "aishiteru" is actually just a verb 愛してる (read aishiteru) which literally means "loving". Notice that both the subject and the object are omitted. Japanese is classified as a "pro-drop" (pronoun drop) language where the pronouns are commonly omitted. Here the "I" and the "You" are self-evident and so omitted. Hence the Japanese do not say "I love you" they actually say "loving" or aishiteru.

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Inseparable as Form and Shadow (keieiichinyo) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Inseparable as Form and Shadow

形影一如
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Inseparable as Form and Shadow

Inseparable as Form and Shadow in Japanese is 形影一如 which is read keieiichinyo.

keieiichinyo is often given as an anniversary or wedding gift and refers to the magic inseparability of "a husband and wife never being apart".

The four-character idiom keieiichinyo meaning "Inseparable as Form and Shadow" is composed of the word 形影 (read keiei) with the characters meaning "form and shadow" and the word meaning "inseparable" and 一如 (read ichinyo) meaning "oneness".

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Love (ai) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Love


16" x 20", Framed

$320

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Love

Love in Japanese is which is read ai.

This is a perfect wedding gift or paper anniversary gift and is a beautiful visual reminder of the central importance of love in our lives.

The Japanese word ai means "Love" and is the best translation for the English word "love". It means the romantic love between two people and can also mean the love between a parent and child, the love for a relative or even the love for a pet.

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Love Conquers All (ai wa katsu) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Love Conquers All

愛は勝つ
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Love Conquers All

Love Conquers All in Japanese is 愛は勝つ which is read ai wa katsu.

The Japanese phrase ai wa katsu means "Love Conquers All" and is composed of the word (read ai) meaning "love", the grammatical element (read wa) which indicates the previous word is the subject, and the verb 勝つ (read katsu) meaning "to conquer".

This artwork is a perfect wedding gift or paper anniversary gift.

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Love is Everything (ai ga subete) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Love is Everything

愛が全て
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Love is Everything

Love is Everything in Japanese is 愛が全て which is read ai ga subete.

This is a perfect wedding gift or paper anniversary gift and is a beautiful visual reminder of the central importance of love in our lives.

The Japanese phrase ai ga subete means "Love is Everything" and is composed of the words (read ai) meaning "love, affection", the grammatical element (read ga) which indicates the previous word is the subject, and 全て (read subete) meaning "everything; all".

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Marital Bliss (fuufuenman) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Marital Bliss

夫婦円満
16" x 20", Framed

$320

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Marital Bliss

Marital Bliss in Japanese is 夫婦円満 which is read fuufuenman.

fuufuenman makes a beautiful anniversary gift and is a celebration of marriage.

The four-character idiom fuufuenman meaning "Marital Bliss" is composed of the words 夫婦 (read fuufu) meaning "married couple, husband and wife" and 円満 (read enman) meaning "perfection; harmony".

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - Silver Anniversary (ginkonshiki) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Silver Anniversary

銀婚式
16" x 20", Framed

$320

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Silver Anniversary

Silver Anniversary in Japanese is 銀婚式 which is read ginkonshiki.

This beautiful art is the perfect gift to commemorate a 25th, or silver, anniversary gift.

The Japanese word ginkonshiki meaning "Silver Anniversary" is composed of the kanji (read gin) meaning "silver", (read kon) meaning "marriage", and (read shiki) meaning "ceremony".

Japanese Calligraphy Anniversary Gifts - True Love (shin'ai4) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

True Love

真愛
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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True Love

True Love in Japanese is 真愛 which is read shin'ai.

The Japanese kanji combination shin'ai meaning "True Love" is composed of the kanji (read shin) meaning "true; real" and (read ai) meaning "love; affection".