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Master in Japanese is 先生 which is read sensei.
The Japanese word sensei also translates as "teacher; master; doctor" and is composed of the kanji (read sen) meaning "before" and (read sei) meaning "life; born". For more information read the Wikipedia article Sensei.
Japanese Calligraphy Designs
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Japanese nouns have no grammatical number or gender. So sensei is both singular and plural which means that sensei refers to a single Teacher 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 Master (sensei) which links to the independent Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary. Or if you have Japanese fonts see Yahoo's dictionary entry Master (sensei). Further Namiko Abe (from About.com) lists this as a popular kanji at Master (Sensei).
Order as a Tattoo Design, Graphic Design or Hand-Brushed Art
Each design may be ordered as a Tattoo Design (Adobe PDF), a Commercial Design (JPG) or as original hand-brushed art. Tattoo Designs and commercial use Graphic Art Designs can be immediately downloaded when your order is placed. The hand-brushed art is personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed and so the art takes a few days to be created and is then mailed to you.
For Tattoos: We provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese tattoo including the line art (also called a stencil) that your tattoo artist must have to correctly ink the design. And you get your design immediately when your order is placed. There is no waiting! So all you need to do is print the design and take it to your favorite tattoo artist. And your tattoo artist does not even need to know Japanese! Getting the perfect Japanese tattoo really is just this easy.
For Graphics: Each design may also be ordered for use as a graphic image in JPG format in the resolutions 72 dpi, 300 dpi and 600 dpi.The lower resolutions are suitable for websites and crafts. The higher resolutions are suitable for print such as marketing material, advertisements and book illustrations. See the Licensing Agreement for usage information.
For Hand-Brushed Art: We are also pleased to offer each design as an original hand-brushed work of art. Each peice is personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. We offer several unframed and framed options on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from the papermakers in Kochi Japan. And, when the design allows, we also offer the art as a beautiful Japanese Scroll. See the individual design for the available options.