Inspirational Japanese Art

These inspirational Japanese Art designs are daily visual reminders to believe, to try harder, to aspire. Whether as a gift for a special friend needing encouragement or as a beautiful reminder to yourself, these elegant works will provide a lifetime of inspiration.

These original designs by Master Takase are available unframed in the three sizes: 8 x 12″ (20 x 30 cm), 12 x 18″ (30 x 45 cm); and 15 x 22″ (38 x 55 cm). We also offer a framed option that is 16 x 20″ (40 x 50 cm) with a black metal frame and double matte (black inner, white outer) and conservation non-glare glass. Finally, select designs may be purchased as Japanese hanging scrolls.

Each work or art is personally hand-brushed and signed by Master Takase and is created when your order is placed – this is not mass produced but art personally created when your order is placed. We use the finest materials including special hand-made Japanese paper that we import directly from the papermaker in Kyushu. This paper is particularly well-suited to Western-style framing.

Inspirational Japanese Art - A New Beginning (aratana hajimari) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

A New Beginning

新たな始まり
16" x 20", Framed

$320

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning in Japanese is 新たな始まり which is read aratana hajimari.

This beautiful art of "A New Beginning" in Japanese is a perfect wedding gift or a thoughtful gift to wish someone well in a new phase of their life.

The Japanese phrase aratana hajimari meaning "A New Beginning" is composed of the words 新た (read arata) meaning "new", the grammatical element (read na), and the word 始まり (read hajimari) meaning "beginning".

Inspirational Japanese Art - Believe in Oneself (jibun wo shinjiru) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Believe in Oneself

自分を信じる
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Believe in Oneself

Believe in Oneself in Japanese is 自分を信じる which is read jibun wo shinjiru.

This beautiful art is a gentle reminder to believe, to trust in oneself. This is a perfect gift for someone in your life about to take on a new challange.

The Japanese phrase jibun wo shinjiru means "Believe in Oneself". It is composed of the words 自分 (read jibun) meaning "oneself", the grammatical element (read wo) which indicates the previous word is the subject of the verb, and the verb 信じる (read shinjiru) meaning "to believe; to believe in".

Inspirational Japanese Art - Believe (shinjiru) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Believe

信じる
16" x 20", Framed

$320

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Believe

Believe in Japanese is 信じる which is read shinjiru.

This beautiful artwork of "Believe" in Japanese reminds us to never stop believing and that anything is possible.

The Japanese word 信じる (read shinjiru) is a verb meaning "to believe; to believe in; to have faith in".

Inspirational Japanese Art - Dream (yume) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dream


8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Dream

Dream in Japanese is which is read yume.

This elegant hand-brushed art of "Dream" is a beautiful reminder of the importance of our dreams in our life.

The Japanese word yume means both "dream" and "dreams" in both the sense of one's dreams when asleep and one's dreams and aspirations in life.

Inspirational Japanese Art - Dreams Come True (yume ga kanau) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dreams Come True

夢が適う
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True in Japanese is 夢が適う which is read yume ga kanau.

This beautiful art is a visual reminder that dreams do indeed come true.

The Japanese phrase yume ga kanau is composed of the words (read yume) meaning "dreams", the grammatical element (read ga) that indicates the previous word is the object of the verb, and the verb 叶う (read kanau) meaning "to come true".

Inspirational Japanese Art - Faith (shinnen) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Faith

信念
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Faith

Faith in Japanese is 信念 which is read shinnen.

This artwork makes a beautiful and inspirational gift reminding us of the central role faith has in our lives. This is also a particularly appropriate gift for a person named "Faith".

Inspirational Japanese Art - Follow Your Heart (kokoro no mama) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Follow Your Heart

心の儘
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart in Japanese is 心の儘 which is read kokoro no mama.

kokoro no mama reminds us to be true to ourselves and to follow our heart.

The Japanese phrase kokoro no mama meaning "Follow Your Heart" is composed of the kanji (read kokoro) meaning "heart", the possessive grammatical element (read no) and (read mama) meaning "as it is; as one likes".

Inspirational Japanese Art - Fortune Smiles (un ga muku) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Fortune Smiles

運が向く
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Fortune Smiles

Fortune Smiles in Japanese is 運が向く which is read un ga muku.

This art encourages us that good fortune is just ahead. un ga muku makes a positive and inspirational gift.

The Japanese phrase un ga muku means "fortune smiles (on me)" and is composed of the word (read un) meaning "fortune; luck", the grammatical element (read ga) indicating the previous word is the object of the verb, and the verb 向く (read muku) meaning "to face towards". Literally un ga muku means "luck turns towards (me)".

Inspirational Japanese Art - Hope is our greatest treasure (kibou wa saidai no takara) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Hope is our greatest treasure

希望は最大の宝
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Hope is our greatest treasure

Hope is our greatest treasure in Japanese is 希望は最大の宝 which is read kibou wa saidai no takara.

Inspirational Japanese Art - Imagine (souzou) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Imagine

想像
8" x 12", Unframed

$85

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Imagine

Imagine in Japanese is 想像 which is read souzou.

This beautiful art encourages imagination making souzou a positive and inspirational gift for that creative person in your life.

Inspirational Japanese Art - Realize Your Dreams (yume jitsugen) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Realize Your Dreams

夢実現
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Realize Your Dreams

Realize Your Dreams in Japanese is 夢実現 which is read yume jitsugen.

This design is a constant reminder of the importance of working towards making your dreams a reality.

The Japanese phrase yume jitsugen meaning "Realize Your Dreams" is composed of the words (read yume) meaning "dream; dreams" and 実現 (read jitsugen) meaning "to realize; to make happen".

We have shown several designs of inspirational Japanese art above. If you did not find what you want you might visit our sister site StockKanji – Inspirational Japanese Calligraphy Art which has hundreds of options.

We also offer completely custom art. For a unique work that is just for you please visit Custom Japanese Calligraphy. With our Custom Japanese Calligraphy offerings, you will be working directly with Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase to create a one of a kind work of art that is just for you.

If you have a question or an idea for inspirational Japanese art that would go well here, please do contact us and we will reply as quickly as possible!