Real Sword (shinken)
- 2.0" W x 1.5" H,US$12.95
- 1.1" W x 2.8" H,US$12.95
- 0.9" W x 2.6" H,US$12.95
- 1.0" W x 2.6" H,US$12.95
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Real Sword in Japanese is 真剣 which is read shinken.
The Japanese word shinken means Real Sword and is composed of the kanji 真 (read shin) meaning "True" and 剣 (read ken) meaning "Sword". shinken is commonly used in Japanese to mean "serious" or "earnest" alluding to the idea that one is using a "real sword" rather than a practice or unsharpened weapon.
Translations You Can Trust: We want you to be as happy with the Japanese translation as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art. Click on any of the above links and you will be taken to an independent dictionary Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary where you can immediately verify the translation for yourself.
Japanese Calligraphy Designs
Order as a Tattoo Design, Graphic Design or Hand-Brushed Art
Each design may be ordered as a Tattoo Design (Adobe PDF) or Commercial Design (JPG) which may be immediately downloaded when your order is placed. Hand-Brushed Art may also be ordered and is personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. The hand-brushed art whether unframed, framed or as a scroll takes only two business days to complete.
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 piece is personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. We offer several unframed and framed options on handmade Japanese paper. And, when the design allows, we also offer the art as a beautiful Japanese Scroll. See the individual design for all the available options.
- 2.1" W x 1.4" H, Block (kaisho), HorizontalUS$12.95
- 2.1" W x 1.4" H, Cursive (sousho), HorizontalUS$12.95
- 2.2" W x 1.8" H, Design, HorizontalUS$12.95
- 2.0" W x 1.5" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), HorizontalUS$12.95
- 1.0" W x 2.6" H, Block (kaisho), VerticalUS$12.95
- 0.9" W x 2.6" H, Cursive (sousho), VerticalUS$12.95
- 1.0" W x 2.7" H, Design, VerticalUS$12.95
- 1.0" W x 3.0" H, Design, VerticalUS$13.95
- 1.4" W x 4.1" H, Design, VerticalUS$14.95
- 1.1" W x 2.8" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), VerticalUS$12.95