Get Well Wishes

Here I have collected gift ideas for that special person in your life that is recovering. I have tried to include a variety of well-wishes that ranges from a gentle hug and comfort to wishes for a more aggressive approach to recovery.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Determination (ketsui) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Determination

決意
8" x 12", Unframed

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Determination

Determination in Japanese is 決意 which is read ketsui.

The Japanese word ketsui meaning "Determination" and "Decision" is composed of the kanji (read ketsu) meaning "decide; fix; appoint" and (read i) meaning "idea; mind; heart".

ketsui is used both as a noun and a verb and is more along the lines of a "forceful decision" or a decision coming from one's mind as opposed to Determination (kesshin) which is more of a decision made from the heart. Though the two words are synonyms and are often used interchangeably.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Effort (doryoku) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Effort

努力
16" x 20", Framed

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Effort

Effort in Japanese is 努力 which is read doryoku.

This art is a motivational reminder to always demand the very best of oneself and to always give one's best effort.

The Japanese word doryoku means "Effort" or "Exertion" and is composed of the kanji (read do) meaning "as much as possible, toil" and (read ryoku) meaning "power; strength; exertion."

Doryoku is used, especially in the Martial Arts, to mean giving one's very best effort.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Fighting Spirit (toukon) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Fighting Spirit

闘魂
16" x 20", Framed

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Fighting Spirit

Fighting Spirit in Japanese is 闘魂 which is read toukon.

The Japanese word toukon meaning "Fighting Spirit" is composed of the kanji (read tou) meaning "fight" and (read kon) meaning "spirit; soul". Fighting Spirit (toukon) is used in martial arts to describe a person that is a fighter by nature. It is also used to describe one's will to fight the battles of life such as the will to fight cancer or to take on life's myriad challenges.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Health (kenkou) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Health

健康
8" x 12", Unframed

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Health

Health in Japanese is 健康 which is read kenkou.

This art makes a beautiful and inspirational reminder that good health is a treasure and should never be taken for granted. A perfect gift for the doctor or nurse in your life.

The Japanese word kenkou means "Health" and is composed of the kanji (read ken) meaning "healthy; health; strength; persistence" and (read kou) meaning "ease; comfort; peaceful".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Inner Strength (kiryoku) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Inner Strength

気力
16" x 20", Framed

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Inner Strength

Inner Strength in Japanese is 気力 which is read kiryoku.

This motivational work of art is the perfect gift for a beautiful reminder of "Inner Strength" and to be strong now.

The Japanese word kiryoku means "Inner Strength; Willpower" and is composed of the kanji 気力 (read ki) meaning "spirit; inner energy" and (read ryoku) meaning "strength; power." Notice that there are two ways to write the kanji ki: 気 is the newer form of 氣 however both forms are commonly seen.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Invictus (fukutsu) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Invictus

不屈
16" x 20", Framed

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Invictus

Invictus in Japanese is 不屈 which is read fukutsu.

This art makes the perfect gift for any fan of the movie "Invictus" or for the person on your list that does not give up despite the odds.

The Japanese word fukutsu meaning "Invictus" is composed of the kanji (read fu) meaning "not" and (read kutsu) meaning "yield, bend, flinch, submit". Invictus is Latin for "indomitable" and is also the name of a 2009 movie starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela about the South African win of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Life (jinsei) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Life

人生
8" x 12", Unframed

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Life

Life in Japanese is 人生 which is read jinsei.

The Japanese word jinsei meaning "Life" is composed of the kanji (read jin) meaning "person" and (read sei) meaning "life; birth".

Japanese has a few words for "Life". jinsei refers to one's life and is specific. For example it is used when saying "My life has been good". It is not used in the abstract so one would not use jinsei in things like "gamble with one's life", "searching for life on mars" or "life insurance".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Miraculous Comeback (kishikaisei) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Miraculous Comeback

起死回生
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

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Miraculous Comeback

Miraculous Comeback in Japanese is 起死回生 which is read kishikaisei.

This beautiful art makes an excellent gift as a reminder of a great comeback victory or to remind one that where there is a will there is still a way.

The four-character idiom kishikaisei meaning "Miraculous Comeback" is composed of the kanji (read ki) meaning "wake up, rouse", (read shi) meaning "death", (read kai) meaning "return", and (read sei) meaning "life". The phrase kishikaisei then literally means "Wake from death, return to life" and is used in the sense of a miraculous comeback - like a game winning home run - or any desparate situation where all hope seems lost but one still manages a miraculous success.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Never Give Up (kesshite akiramenai) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Never Give Up

決して諦めない
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up in Japanese is 決して諦めない which is read kesshite akiramenai.

The Japanese phrase kesshite akiramenai is composed of the word 決して (read kesshite) which in this case means "absolutely; decidedly" and the verb 諦めない (read akiramenai) which is the negative of 諦める (read akirameru) meaning to "Give Up" - so the direct translation is "absolutely do not give up".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - No Pain, No Gain (ku wa raku no tane) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

No Pain, No Gain

苦は楽の種
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

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No Pain, No Gain

No Pain, No Gain in Japanese is 苦は楽の種 which is read ku wa raku no tane.

The Japanese phrase ku wa raku no tane meaning "No Pain, No Gain" is composed of the word (read ku) meaning "pain", the grammatical element (read wa) indicating the previous words is the subject, (read raku) meaning "ease, comfort", the grammatical possessive element (read no) and (read tane) meaning "seed". A literal translation is "pain is the seed of comfort".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Recovery (saiki) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Recovery

再起
8" x 12", Unframed

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Recovery

Recovery in Japanese is 再起 which is read saiki.

This beautiful work of art is the perfect gift for someone recovering or on the mends. saiki is an encouraging and thoughtful gift.

The Japanese word saiki means "Recovery" and also translates as "comeback (as in making a comeback from a setback or injury) and is composed of the kanji (read sai) meaning "again" and (read ki) meaning "to get up".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Robust Health (kyouken) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Robust Health

強健
8" x 12", Unframed

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Robust Health

Robust Health in Japanese is 強健 which is read kyouken.

This inspirational art is perfect for the endurance athlete in your life

The Japanese word kyouken means "Robust Health" and is composed of the kanji (read kyou) meaning "strong, powerful" and (read ken) meaning "health".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Strength (kyouryoku) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Strength

強力
8" x 12", Unframed

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Strength

Strength in Japanese is 強力 which is read kyouryoku.

The Japanese word kyouryoku means "Strength" and also translates as "strong; powerful" and is composed of the kanji (read kyou) meaning "strong; powerful" and (read ryoku) meaning "strong; powerful". kyouryoku can mean either physical or mental strength and can be used in the sense of "you need to be strong to make it in this world".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Survivor (seizonsha) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Survivor

生存者
8" x 12", Unframed

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Survivor

Survivor in Japanese is 生存者 which is read seizonsha.

This beautiful work of art is a positive and inspiring gift for anyone getting well or recovering.

The Japanese word seizonsha is composed of the word 生存 (read seizon) meaning "to exist; to survive; to live" and the kanji (read sha) meaning "person". This design is a symbol of what we have accomplished to get to this point, and a reminder that with life there is always hope.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain (ame futte ji katamaru) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain

雨降って地固まる
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

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The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain

The Ground Becomes Firm After Rain in Japanese is 雨降って地固まる which is read ame futte ji katamaru.

The Japanese proverb "ame futte ji katamaru" meaning "adversity builds character" literally translates as "The ground becomes firm after rain".

Some sources, though we strongly disagree, try and equate this saying to "Calm after a Storm" or "An argument clears away bad feelings between people" though we disagree with these comparisons.

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - Try and You Will Succeed (naseba naru) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Try and You Will Succeed

為せば成る
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

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Try and You Will Succeed

Try and You Will Succeed in Japanese is 為せば成る which is read naseba naru.

This beautiful art encourages initiative making naseba naru a positive and inspirational gift for that person in your life that could use a little reminding.

The Japanese phrase naseba naru meaning "Try and You Will Succeed" is a commonly used inspirational phrase in Japan. naseba naru reminds us that to accomplish something we must first try. Other translations include "if you have a mind to do something, you can do it" and, more directly, "if you try, it will become".

Japanese Calligraphy Get Well Wishes - What Does Not Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger (watashi wo korosanai mono wa watashi wo tsuyoku suru) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

What Does Not Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger

私を殺さないものは私を強くする
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

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What Does Not Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger

What Does Not Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger in Japanese is 私を殺さないものは私を強くする which is read watashi wo korosanai mono wa watashi wo tsuyoku suru.

The Japanese phrase watashi wo korosanai mono wa watashi wo tsuyoku suru means What Does Not Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger and is composed of the words (read watashi) meaning "I; Me", 殺す (read korosu) meaning "to kill" (which is conjugated to korosanai meaning "to not kill") and 強い (read tsuyoi) meaning "strong" (which is conjugated to tsuyoku suru meaning "to make strong").