Martial Arts - Japanese Tattoo Designs

Fighting Spirit

toukon
Life Giving Sword

katsujinken
Seven Virtues of Bushido

chuugi rei makoto meiyo jin yuu gi
Truth, Goodness, Beauty

shinzenbi

Each of our Japanese Calligraphy Designs is carefully researched and comes with independent references. So you can be absolutely sure our translations are correct. We want you to be as happy with the meaning as you are with Master Takase's beautiful artwork!

Japanese Calligraphy Designs
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

We also offer each design as original art on handmade Japanese Paper. Each piece personally brushed by Master Takase at the time of your order. These are individually and personally created works of art. We offer options for artwork unframed and framed on hand-made Japanese paper and, when appropriate, as beautiful Japanese scrolls.


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Aiki (aiki)

Aikido (aikidou)

Always Faithful (tsune ni chuusei wo)

Assassin (ansatsusha)

Assassination (ansatsu)

Awareness (zanshin)

Be Water My Friend (tomo yo mizu ni nare)

Beginner's Mind (shoshin)

Belt (obi)

Benevolence (jin)

Black Belt (kuroobi)

Black Belt (yuudansha)

Black Dragon (kokuryuu)

Book of Five Rings (gorin no sho)

Brave Strength (yuukyou)

Bravery (yuuki)

Bushido (bushidou)

Concentration (seishintouitsu)

Correct Shooting, Correct Hit (seisha seichuu)

Courage (yuuki)

Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield (doujou de naki senjou de warau)

Death Before Dishonor (fumeiyo yori shi)

Defense (bougyo)

Do not regret what you have done (ware koto ni oite koukai sezu)

Dojo (doujou)

Effort (doryoku)

Endurance (nin)

Famous Warrior (meisenshi)

Fighter (senshi)

Fighter (toushi)

Fighting Spirit (toukon)

Fighting Will (toushi)

Five Elements (chi sui ka fuu kuu)

Focus (kime)

Form (kata)

Fortunes of War (buun)

General (shougun)

Gladiator (kentoushi)

Goju-ryu Karate-do (goujuuryuu karatedou)

Honesty (makoto)

Honor (meiyo)

Iaido (iaidou)

Iaijutsu (iaijutsu)

International Wadoryu (kokusai wadouryuu)

Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)

Isshinryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)

Japan Karate Association (nihon karate kyoukai)

Japanese Archery (kyuudou)

Judo (juudou)

Jujitsu (juujutsu)

Jujutsu (juujutsu)

Kamikaze (kamikaze)

Karate - China Hand (karate)

Karate - Empty Hand (karate)

Karate-Do (karatedou)

Kempo (kenpou)

Kendo (kendou)

Kill with One Blow (ikken hissatsu)

Killing Sword (satsujinken)

Kirisute Gomen (kirisutegomen)

Knight (kishi)

Kyudo (kyuudou)

Life Giving Sword (katsujinken)

Life Taking Sword (satsujinken)

Literary and Military Arts (bunburyoudou)

Loyalty (chuugi)

Marine Corp (kaiheitai)

Martial Arts (budou)

Master (sensei)

Maximum Efficiency Minimum Effort (seiryoku zen'you)

Military Fame (bumei)

Miyamoto Musashi (miyamoto musashi)

Mutual Benefit (jita kyouei)

Ninja (ninja)

Ninjas (ninja)

No-Mindedness (mushin)

One Hit Certain Kill (ichigeki hissatsu)

Peaceful Warrior (wasenshi)

Presence of Mind (heijoushin)

Protective Equipment (bougu)

Real Sword (shinken)

Rectitude (gi)

Remaining Mind (zanshin)

Respect (rei)

Returned Soldier (kikanhei)

Ronin (rounin)

Samurai (samurai)

Sanchin (sanchin)

Semper Fi (tsune ni chuusei wo)

Serious (shinken)

Seven Virtues of Bushido (chuugi rei makoto meiyo jin yuu gi)

Shadow of Leaves (hagakure)

Shito-Ryu (shitouryuu)

Shogun (shougun)

Shorin-Ryu (shourinryuu)

Shotokan Karate-Do (shoutoukan karatedou)

Shotokan (shoutoukan)

Shukokai (shuukoukai)

Shut Up and Train (damatte keiko)

Soldier (senshi)

Sparring (kumite)

Spear (yari)

Spirit of Perseverance (osu no seishin)

Spiritual Warrior (reisenshi)

Sword (ken)

Teacher (sensei)

Technique (waza)

The Body and Mind are One (ken zen ichi nyo)

The Path of Aloneness (dokkoudou)

True Victory is Victory Over Oneself (masakatsu agatsu)

Truth, Goodness, Beauty (shinzenbi)

Two Heavens One Style (niten ichiryuu)

Uniform, Martial Arts (dougi)

Valor (yuu)

Wadokai (wadoukai)

Wadoryu (wadouryuu)

War and Peace (sensou to heiwa)

War (senka)

War (sensou)

Warrior Princess (oujo senshi)

Warrior Spirit (bushidamashii)

Warrior Spirit (senshidamashii)

Warrior Training (mushashugyou)

Warrior (musha)

Warrior (senshi)

Way of the Warrior (bushidou)

Weapons (buki)

White Dragon (hakuryuu)

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Aiki (aiki)
Aikido (aikidou)
Always Faithful (tsune ni chuusei wo)
Assassin (ansatsusha)
Assassination (ansatsu)
Awareness (zanshin)
Be Water My Friend (tomo yo mizu ni nare)
Beginner's Mind (shoshin)
Belt (obi)
Benevolence (jin)
Black Belt (kuroobi)
Black Belt (yuudansha)
Black Dragon (kokuryuu)
Book of Five Rings (gorin no sho)
Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Bravery (yuuki)
Bushido (bushidou)
Concentration (seishintouitsu)
Correct Shooting, Correct Hit (seisha seichuu)
Courage (yuuki)
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield (doujou de naki senjou de warau)
Death Before Dishonor (fumeiyo yori shi)
Defense (bougyo)
Do not regret what you have done (ware koto ni oite koukai sezu)
Dojo (doujou)
Effort (doryoku)
Endurance (nin)
Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Fighter (senshi)
Fighter (toushi)
Fighting Spirit (toukon)
Fighting Will (toushi)
Five Elements (chi sui ka fuu kuu)
Focus (kime)
Form (kata)
Fortunes of War (buun)
General (shougun)
Gladiator (kentoushi)
Goju-ryu Karate-do (goujuuryuu karatedou)
Honesty (makoto)
Honor (meiyo)
Iaido (iaidou)
Iaijutsu (iaijutsu)
International Wadoryu (kokusai wadouryuu)
Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)
Isshinryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)
Japan Karate Association (nihon karate kyoukai)
Japanese Archery (kyuudou)
Judo (juudou)
Jujitsu (juujutsu)
Jujutsu (juujutsu)
Kamikaze (kamikaze)
Karate - China Hand (karate)
Karate - Empty Hand (karate)
Karate-Do (karatedou)
Kempo (kenpou)
Kendo (kendou)
Kill with One Blow (ikken hissatsu)
Killing Sword (satsujinken)
Kirisute Gomen (kirisutegomen)
Knight (kishi)
Kyudo (kyuudou)
Life Giving Sword (katsujinken)
Life Taking Sword (satsujinken)
Literary and Military Arts (bunburyoudou)
Loyalty (chuugi)
Marine Corp (kaiheitai)
Martial Arts (budou)
Master (sensei)
Maximum Efficiency Minimum Effort (seiryoku zen'you)
Military Fame (bumei)
Miyamoto Musashi (miyamoto musashi)
Mutual Benefit (jita kyouei)
Ninja (ninja)
Ninjas (ninja)
No-Mindedness (mushin)
One Hit Certain Kill (ichigeki hissatsu)
Peaceful Warrior (wasenshi)
Presence of Mind (heijoushin)
Protective Equipment (bougu)
Real Sword (shinken)
Rectitude (gi)
Remaining Mind (zanshin)
Respect (rei)
Returned Soldier (kikanhei)
Ronin (rounin)
Samurai (samurai)
Sanchin (sanchin)
Semper Fi (tsune ni chuusei wo)
Serious (shinken)
Seven Virtues of Bushido (chuugi rei makoto meiyo jin yuu gi)
Shadow of Leaves (hagakure)
Shito-Ryu (shitouryuu)
Shogun (shougun)
Shorin-Ryu (shourinryuu)
Shotokan Karate-Do (shoutoukan karatedou)
Shotokan (shoutoukan)
Shukokai (shuukoukai)
Shut Up and Train (damatte keiko)
Soldier (senshi)
Sparring (kumite)
Spear (yari)
Spirit of Perseverance (osu no seishin)
Spiritual Warrior (reisenshi)
Sword (ken)
Teacher (sensei)
Technique (waza)
The Body and Mind are One (ken zen ichi nyo)
The Path of Aloneness (dokkoudou)
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself (masakatsu agatsu)
Truth, Goodness, Beauty (shinzenbi)
Two Heavens One Style (niten ichiryuu)
Uniform, Martial Arts (dougi)
Valor (yuu)
Wadokai (wadoukai)
Wadoryu (wadouryuu)
War and Peace (sensou to heiwa)
War (senka)
War (sensou)
Warrior Princess (oujo senshi)
Warrior Spirit (bushidamashii)
Warrior Spirit (senshidamashii)
Warrior Training (mushashugyou)
Warrior (musha)
Warrior (senshi)
Way of the Warrior (bushidou)
Weapons (buki)
White Dragon (hakuryuu)
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