To Thine Own Self Be True (onore ni chuujitsu nare)
- 0.8" W x 4.7" H,US$14.95
- 5.0" W x 0.9" H,US$15.95
- 0.8" W x 5.2" H,US$15.95
- 0.7" W x 5.2" H,US$15.95
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To Thine Own Self Be True in Japanese is 己に忠実なれ 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 Shakespearean quote. It is composed of the words 己 (read onore) meaning "oneself", the grammatical element に (read ni) which here means "to", 忠実 (read chuujitsu) meaning "true; loyal; faithful" and なれ (read nare) which is the imperative form of the verb なる (read naru) meaning "to be".
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Order as Hand-Brushed Art, a Graphic Design, or as a Tattoo Design
The hand-brushed art options are all personally created and signed by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. Hand-brushed art options include unframed, framed, and Japanese hanging scrolls. This is original, personal art created with your order and mailed within three business days. The digital designs may be ordered as Commercial (JPG) or a Tattoo Design (Adobe PDF) and may be immediately downloaded when your order is placed.
Hand-Brushed Art: Our hand-brushed art is personally created and signed by Master Takase when your order is placed. All the unframed and framed options are brushed on handmade Japanese paper that we import directly from the papermaker in Kochi, Japan. And, when the design allows, we also offer the art as a beautiful Japanese Scroll. See the individual design for all the available options.
The hand-brushed art is created at the time of your order. These are not mass produced, but rather individual works of art. All art is completed and mailed within 1-3 business days including our scrolls and framed art. Mailing is from the continental United States so domestic orders will arrive within a few days of ordering.
Commercial: Each design may be ordered 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.Tattoo Design: With our Tattoo Design (Adobe PDF ) option, 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. 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! You get your design immediately when you place your order. There is no waiting! Getting the perfect Japanese tattoo really is just this easy.
- 5.0" W x 0.9" H, Block (kaisho), HorizontalUS$15.95
- 5.1" W x 1.1" H, Cursive (sousho), HorizontalUS$15.95
- 5.0" W x 1.0" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), HorizontalUS$15.95
- 0.8" W x 5.2" H, Block (kaisho), VerticalUS$15.95
- 0.7" W x 5.2" H, Cursive (sousho), VerticalUS$15.95
- 0.8" W x 4.7" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), VerticalUS$14.95
- 0.8" W x 5.0" H, Semi-Cursive (gyousho), VerticalUS$15.95