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Wisdom in Japanese is 知恵 which is read chie.
The Japanese word chie translates as "wisdom; wit; sagacity" and is composed of the kanji (read chi) meaning "knowledge; wisdom" and (read e) meaning "favor; blessing; grace; kindness". Dictionaries correctly give the translation for both chie and kenmei as "wisdom". In common Japanese usage though chie is more often translated as "wisdom" and kenmei as "wise" and so we have made this distinction here.
See also the related word Wise (kenmei).
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 Wisdom (chie) which links to the independent Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary. Or if you have Japanese fonts see Yahoo's dictionary entry Wisdom (chie). Further Namiko Abe (from About.com) lists this as a popular kanji at Wisdom (Chie).
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!
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.
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.
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