Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

Fine Japanese Calligraphy
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
Haiku Japanese for Haiku (haiku) haiku
Happiness Japanese for Happiness (koufuku) koufuku
Happiness Japanese for Happiness (sachi) sachi
Harmony Japanese for Harmony (wa) wa
Harmony Japanese for Harmony (chouwa) chouwa
Harvest Japanese for Harvest (shuukaku) shuukaku
Hate Japanese for Hate (zouo) zouo
Hatred Japanese for Hatred (ikari) ikari
Hawk Japanese for Hawk (taka) taka
Heal Japanese for Heal (iyasu) iyasu
Health Japanese for Health (kenkou) kenkou
Heart Japanese for Heart (kokoro) kokoro
Heart Like Water Japanese for Heart Like Water (mizu no kokoro) mizu no kokoro
Heaven Japanese for Heaven (tengoku) tengoku
Heaven and Earth Japanese for Heaven and Earth (tenchi) tenchi
Heaven Earth Mankind Japanese for Heaven Earth Mankind (tenchijin) tenchijin
Heaven's Blessing Japanese for Heaven's Blessing (tenkei) tenkei
Hell Japanese for Hell (jigoku) jigoku
Hero Japanese for Hero (eiyuu) eiyuu
High Class Japanese for High Class (koukyuu) koukyuu
History Japanese for History (rekishi) rekishi
Holly Japanese for Holly (hiiragi) hiiragi
Holy Day Japanese for Holy Day (seijitsu) seijitsu
Holy Land Japanese for Holy Land (seichi) seichi
Holy Mother Japanese for Holy Mother (seibo) seibo
Holy Night Japanese for Holy Night (seiya) seiya
Holy Spirit Japanese for Holy Spirit (seirei) seirei
Home Japanese for Home (ie) ie
Honest Japanese for Honest (seijitsu) seijitsu
Honesty Japanese for Honesty (makoto) makoto
Honey Japanese for Honey (hachimitsu) hachimitsu
Honey Bee Japanese for Honey Bee (mitsubachi) mitsubachi
Honeymoon Japanese for Honeymoon (mitsugetsu) mitsugetsu
Honor Japanese for Honor (meiyo) meiyo
Hope Japanese for Hope (kibou) kibou
Hope is our greatest treasure Japanese for Hope is our greatest treasure (kibou wa saidai no takara) kibou wa saidai no takara
Horse Japanese for Horse (uma) uma
Humanity Japanese for Humanity (ninjou) ninjou
Humble Japanese for Humble (kenson) kenson
Humility Japanese for Humility (kenkyo) kenkyo
Hunter Japanese for Hunter (kariudo) kariudo
Hurrah Japanese for Hurrah (banzai) banzai
Husband Japanese for Husband (otto) otto
Husband Japanese for Husband (shujin) shujin
Husband and Wife Japanese for Husband and Wife (fuufu) fuufu


(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.