Life in Every Breath
12 1/4 in W x 43 in H Japanese Hanging Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Here we offer 7 different hand-brushed Japanese Life in Every Breath tattoo designs by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. For these Life in Every Breath 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.
Life in Every Breath in Japanese is 吐く息一つにも生命が宿り which is read hakuiki hitotsu ni mo seimei ga yadori. The Japanese phrase hakuiki hitotsu ni mo seimei ga yadori was made popular in the movie "The Last Samurai" and this is a direct quote. The phrase is composed of the word 吐く息 (read hakuiki) meaning "one's breath", 一つ (read hitotsu) being a counter for "one". So this is "one breath". The grammatical element にも (read nimo) means "even in". So far we have the phrase hakuiki hitotsu nimo meaning "even in one breath", "in each breath" or "in every breath". The next word is 生命 (read seimei) meaning "one's life; one's existence" and が (read ga) is a grammatical element specifying the previous word as the subject of the verb. The verb yadori is the present form of 宿る (read yadoru) meaning to "to dwell; to exist within".
This poetic phrase captures the idea that one's entire life can come down to a single breath. This is the perfect gift for any fan of the movie "The Last Samurai" or a student of Bushido, The Way of the Warrior.
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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