Best Friend (shin'yuu)

Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
1.3" W x 2.8" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), Vertical
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Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
2.7" W x 1.4" H, Cursive (sousho), Horizontal
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Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
0.9" W x 2.2" H, Cursive (sousho), Vertical
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Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
Best Friend, Best Friends (sh...
1.4" W x 2.9" H, Block (kaisho), Vertical
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Best Friend in Japanese is 親友 which is read shin'yuu.

The Japanese word shin'yuu means "Best friend, Best friends; Dear Friend" and is composed of the kanji (read shin) meaning "intimate; close" and (read yuu) meaning "friend; friends". Which is to say shin'yuu means both "Best friend" and "Best friends". This is because, as Wikipedia's Japanese Language puts it, "Japanese nouns have no grammatical number, gender or article aspect ." And so shin'yuu naturally refers to one or more friends.

Best Friend (shin'yuu) can be used by itself or combined with names from our extensive list of Names in Japanese to create a unique and personal design.

Japanese nouns have no grammatical number or gender. So shin'yuu is both singular and plural which means that shin'yuu refers to a single Best Friend as well as to several. Learn more at Wikipedia's Japanese Language.

Translations You Can Trust We want you to be as happy with the Japanese translation as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art. So we have made it easy to confirm the translation for yourself by simply clicking on Best Friend (shin'yuu) which links to the independent Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary. Or if you have Japanese fonts see Yahoo's dictionary entry Best Friend (shin'yuu). Further Namiko Abe (from lists this as a popular kanji at Best Friend (Shin'yuu).

Order as a Tattoo Design, Graphic Art or Art

For Tattoos: You immediately get your design when your order is placed. There is no waiting!And we provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese tattoo including the line art (also called a stencil) that your tattoo artist will need to correctly ink the design. Just print the design and take it to your favorite tattoo artist. Getting the perfect Japanese Tattoo is now safe and easy!

Original Art

You may also order your favorite design as an original work of art. These art pieces are individually created originals personally brushed and signed by Master Takase.

We have several options for art including unframed and framed. These options are on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and truly brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.

While the download designs are available immediately, these beautiful works of art normally require two business days to be completed and mailed from Takase Studios in the beautiful state of Washington.

If you have any questions please contact us

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Best Friend, Best Friends (shin'yuu) (HB2A) 
2.5" W x 1.1" H, Block (kaisho), Horizontal
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Best Friend, Best Friends (shin'yuu) (VD3A) 
1.3" W x 3.0" H, Design, Vertical
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