Life Taking Sword
12 1/4 in W x 43 in H Japanese Hanging Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Here we offer 9 different hand-brushed Japanese Life Taking Sword tattoo designs by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. For these Life Taking Sword 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 Taking Sword in Japanese is 殺人剣 which is read satsujinken. The Japanese phrase satsujinken means Life Taking Sword and refers to the use of a sword with the purpose of taking a life. In contrast the phrase Life Giving Sword (katsujinken) refers to the use of a sword to protect or save a life. satsujinken is composed of the kanji 殺人 (read satsujin) meaning "killer; murderer" and 剣 Sword (ken). Hence another translation may be "Killing Sword".
Note that the Japanese word satsujin is often translated as murder but this is not strictly correct as satsujin only means "kill a person" which includes murder but it also may mean killing someone evil or killing someone in defense of oneself, one's family or one's country - so it does not have the strictly negative meaning that the word "murder" has.
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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