Carpe Diem (ima wo ikiru)

Live the Moment, Carpe Diem (...
Live the Moment, Carpe Diem (...
4.2" W x 1.1" H, Block (kaisho), Horizontal
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1.1" W x 3.8" H, Block (kaisho), Vertical
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0.8" W x 3.6" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), Vertical
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0.7" W x 4.1" H, Cursive (sousho), Vertical
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Carpe Diem in Japanese is 今を生きる which is read ima wo ikiru.

The Japanese phrase ima wo ikiru meaning "Live the Moment; Carpe Diem" is composed of the words (read ima) meaning "now; the present; just now", the grammatical element (read wo) which indicates the object of the verb, and the verb (read ikiru) meaning "to live; to exist".

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 Carpe Diem (ima wo ikiru) which links to the independent Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary.

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.

And, along with the art on handmade Japanese paper, we also offer this design as a Japanese Scroll. These beautiful scrolls which we import ourselves from the scroll makers in Nara, Japan have silk borders and come ready to display. Japanese scrolls are also affordable and will be a gift that lasts a lifetime.

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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Live the Moment, Carpe Diem (ima wo ikiru) (HD3A) 
3.5" W x 1.2" H, Design, Horizontal
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Live the Moment, Carpe Diem (ima wo ikiru) (HD4A) 
4.2" W x 1.1" H, Design, Horizontal
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Live the Moment, Carpe Diem (ima wo ikiru) (VD4A) 
0.8" W x 4.3" H, Design, Vertical
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