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Wisdom in Japanese is 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).
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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!
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.
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