Have you ever wondered what your name might look like written in Japanese?
Let us write it for you.
What is Kanji?
Kanji are the adopted logographic Chinese characters used in the Japanese writing system. They are used alongside the two syllabic scripts of hiragana and katakana.
How to participate
Fill out the simple form below and give us any necessary pronunciation pointers.
E.g. For the name "Emily," something like this would be helpful:
E (like end)
mi (like Mississippi)
ly (like Lee jeans)
We will also consult www.pronouncenames.com
We will expertly hand write your name in kanji characters and in katakana on A4 paper.
We will email it to you as a jpeg and also provide you with the meanings of the kanji.
Print it out and enjoy!
This example is the kanji characters for "Mark"
真 (ma) true
明 ('a' elongation) bright
久 (ku) eternal
This example is for "Alice"
愛 (a) love
莉 (ri) jasmine
寿 (su) longevity/congratulations
This service is usually reserved for people that actually visit our center in Nara, but due to the Corona travel restrictions, we have decided to offer it to all our friends and supporters free of charge online.
We look forward to receiving your submission.