All is Saiou's Horse (jinkan banji saiou ga uma)
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Here we offer 11 different hand-brushed Japanese All is Saiou's Horse tattoo designs by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. For these All is Saiou's Horse tattoo designs the fonts are different, but the characters and the meaning are the same. So order the style you like - the meaning is the same for each design.
All is Saiou's Horse in Japanese is 人間万事塞翁が馬 which is read jinkan banji saiou ga uma. Literally jinkan banji saiou ga uma says "All things in the world is saiou's horse". This is from a Chinese parable of an old man whose horse runs away. His neighbors agree this is very bad, and Saiou says to wait and see. The next day the horse comes back with another horse. This is good, everyone agrees. Saiou says wait and see. His son, riding the new horse falls and breaks his leg. This is bad, everyone agrees. Saiou says to wait and see. The army comes through forcibly conscripting young men but does not take Saiou's son because of his broken leg. The meaning then being "inscrutable are the ways of heaven; fortune is unpredictable and changeable".
The phrase jinkan banji saiou ga uma is composed of the archaic word 人間 (read jinkan) meaning "the world". Note that this is the same kanji as the modern ningen but read differently and with a different meaning. You will see this read both ways with more and more people using ningen. 万事 (read banji) means "all; everything; all affairs" and Saiou is "old man Sai". And finally Horse (uma). The saying is also shortened to simply saiou ga uma.
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 All is Saiou's Horse (jinkan banji saiou ga uma) which links to the independent Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary.
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With your order, you receive everything you need for the perfect All is Saiou's Horse Japanese Tattoo. The tattoo design comes as an Adobe PDF file which means it will print exactly as Master Takase brushed the design. And this includes the line art, also called a stencil, that your tattoo artist must have to properly ink the design.
When your order is placed, you can immediately download your Japanese tattoo design. Then just print it and take it to your favorite tattoo artist. Your tattoo artist does not need to know Japanese. The Adobe PDF file contains everything you need and everything your tattoo artist needs to properly ink the design.
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