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.

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English Word Japanese Kanji Japanese Word
Rabbit Japanese for Rabbit (usagi) usagi
Raccoon Dog Japanese for Raccoon Dog (tanuki) tanuki
Rain Japanese for Rain (ame) ame
Rainbow Japanese for Rainbow (niji) niji
Rat Japanese for Rat (nezumi) nezumi
Real Sword Japanese for Real Sword (shinken) shinken
Realize Your Dreams Japanese for Realize Your Dreams (yume jitsugen) yume jitsugen
Reason For Being Japanese for Reason For Being (ikigai) ikigai
Rebirth Japanese for Rebirth (saisei) saisei
Reckless Japanese for Reckless (gamushara) gamushara
Recovery Japanese for Recovery (saiki) saiki
Rectitude Japanese for Rectitude (gi) gi
Red Japanese for Red (aka) aka
Redhead Japanese for Redhead (akage) akage
Reiki Japanese for Reiki (reiki) reiki
Remaining Mind Japanese for Remaining Mind (zanshin) zanshin
Repentance Japanese for Repentance (zange) zange
Respect Japanese for Respect (sonkei) sonkei
Respect Japanese for Respect (rei) rei
Respect the Past, Create the New Japanese for Respect the Past, Create the New (onkochishin) onkochishin
Resurrection Japanese for Resurrection (fukkatsu) fukkatsu
Revelation Japanese for Revelation (mokushi) mokushi
Revenge Japanese for Revenge (fukushuu) fukushuu
Rhinoceros Japanese for Rhinoceros (sai) sai
Robust Health Japanese for Robust Health (kyouken) kyouken
Rock Japanese for Rock (iwa) iwa
Romans 12-12 Be Joyful in Hope Japanese for Romans 12-12 Be Joyful in Hope (nozomi wo idaite yorokobi) nozomi wo idaite yorokobi
Ronin Japanese for Ronin (rounin) rounin
Rose Japanese for Rose (bara) bara
Ruby Japanese for Ruby (kougyoku) kougyoku
Runner Japanese for Runner (ranna-) ranna-
Ryota - They spoke no words, The visitor the host, And the white chrysanthemum Japanese for Ryota - They spoke no words, The visitor the host, And the white chrysanthemum (mono iwazu kyaku to teishu to shiragiku to) mono iwazu kyaku to teishu to shiragiku to
Ryoukan - The thief, left behind, the moon in my window Japanese for Ryoukan - The thief, left behind, the moon in my window (nusubito ni torinokosareshi mado no tsuki) nusubito ni torinokosareshi mado no tsuki

Notes:

(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.