To Thine Own Self Be True (onore ni chuujitsu nare)

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To Thine Own Self Be True (on...
0.8" W x 4.7" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), Vertical
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To Thine Own Self Be True (on...
To Thine Own Self Be True (on...
5.0" W x 0.9" H, Block (kaisho), Horizontal
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To Thine Own Self Be True (on...
To Thine Own Self Be True (on...
0.8" W x 5.2" H, Block (kaisho), Vertical
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To Thine Own Self Be True (on...
0.7" W x 5.2" H, Cursive (sousho), Vertical
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To Thine Own Self Be True in Japanese is Japanese for To Thine Own Self Be True (onore ni chuujitsu nare) which is read onore ni chuujitsu nare.

The Japanese phrase onore ni chuujitsu nare meaning "To Thine Own Self Be True" is a standard translation from this Shakespeare quote. It is composed of the words (read onore) meaning "oneself" (read chuujitsu) meaning "true; loyal; faithful" and the grammatical element "ni" which in this case means "to" and "nare" which is from the verb "naru" meaning "to be".

We want you to be as happy with the translation of "To Thine Own Self Be True" as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art and so we have provided links to the independent dictionary Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary. Click on any of the links above to confirm the translation for yourself.

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For Tattoos: Immediately get your tattoo design - As soon as you order you will be given a link to get the design. 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

We are also pleased to offer this design as an original work of art personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. This beautiful work of art will be completed in about two days and shipped from Takase Studios from the beautiful state of Washington.

We have several options for unframed art and one framed option. Each is on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and really 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 have silk borders and come ready to display. Truly a wonderful gift.

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