Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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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.

English Word Japanese Kanji Japanese Word
Gale Japanese for Gale (kyoufuu) kyoufuu
Gambler Japanese for Gambler (shoubushi) shoubushi
Garden Japanese for Garden (niwa) niwa
Garden Japanese for Garden (teien) teien
Gardenia Japanese for Gardenia (kuchinashi) kuchinashi
Gathering of Good Omens Japanese for Gathering of Good Omens (zuikishuumon) zuikishuumon
Geisha Japanese for Geisha (geisha) geisha
Gemini Japanese for Gemini (futagoza) futagoza
General Japanese for General (shougun) shougun
Genesis Japanese for Genesis (souseiki) souseiki
Genius Japanese for Genius (tensai) tensai
Gentle Japanese for Gentle (onwa) onwa
Gift Japanese for Gift (zoutou) zoutou
Girl Power Japanese for Girl Power (meriki) meriki
Gladiator Japanese for Gladiator (kentoushi) kentoushi
Glen Japanese for Glen (kyoukoku) kyoukoku
Glory Japanese for Glory (eikou) eikou
Go For It Japanese for Go For It (ganbatte) ganbatte
God Japanese for God (kami) kami
God Bless You Japanese for God Bless You (kami no kago) kami no kago
God is Great Japanese for God is Great (kami wa idai) kami wa idai
God Judges Japanese for God Judges (shinsai) shinsai
God of Death Japanese for God of Death (shinigami) shinigami
God of Wine Japanese for God of Wine (shushin) shushin
God Saves Japanese for God Saves (shinkyuu) shinkyuu
Goddess Japanese for Goddess (megami) megami
God's Gift Japanese for God's Gift (shinzou) shinzou
God's Grace Japanese for God's Grace (shinkei) shinkei
God's Oath Japanese for God's Oath (shinsei) shinsei
Gods of Heaven and Earth Japanese for Gods of Heaven and Earth (tenchishinmei) tenchishinmei
God's Will Japanese for God's Will (shin'i) shin'i
Goju-ryu Karate-do Japanese for Goju-ryu Karate-do (goujuuryuu karatedou) goujuuryuu karatedou
Gold Japanese for Gold (kin) kin
Golden Japanese for Golden (ougon) ougon
Golf Japanese for Golf (gorufu) gorufu
Golfer Japanese for Golfer (gorufa-) gorufa-
Good Heart Japanese for Good Heart (ryoushin) ryoushin
Good Luck Japanese for Good Luck (kouun) kouun
Grace Japanese for Grace (megumi) megumi
Graceful Japanese for Graceful (shitoyaka) shitoyaka
Grandchild Japanese for Grandchild (mago) mago
Granddaughter Japanese for Granddaughter (magomusume) magomusume
Grandfather Japanese for Grandfather (sofu) sofu
Grandmother Japanese for Grandmother (sobo) sobo
Grandson Japanese for Grandson (magomusuko) magomusuko
Gratitude Japanese for Gratitude (kansha) kansha
Great Japanese for Great (idai) idai
Greed Japanese for Greed (gouyoku) gouyoku
Ground Japanese for Ground (chi) chi
Guardian Angel Japanese for Guardian Angel (shugotenshi) shugotenshi


(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.