Death Before Dishonor
12 1/4 in W x 43 in H Japanese Hanging Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Here we offer 13 different hand-brushed Japanese Death Before Dishonor tattoo designs by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. For these Death Before Dishonor 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.
Death Before Dishonor in Japanese is 不名誉より死 which is read fumeiyo yori shi. The Japanese phrase fumeiyo yori shi is composed of the words 不名誉 fumeiyo meaning "dishonor", より yori meaning "more than; rather than" and 死 (read shi) meaning "death". Japanese has the verb at the end of the sentence (see the Wikipedia article Japanese Language for more information) which is why this appears to be backwards when translated word for word. With this in mind, a literal translation of the Japanese is "rather than dishonor, death".
Translations You Can Trust: We want you to be as happy with the Japanese translation as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art.
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About The Art: This beautiful hand-brushed scroll by Master Takase is personally created at the time of your order and proudly bears her seal and signature. This is a high-quality scroll with light brown silk borders and fine Japanese paper from one of the finest scroll makers in Nara Japan. This is a personal work of art that is designed to last generations.
Delivery: The scroll is completed and shipped within 1-3 business days and arrives ready to display.
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