Kanji symbols have a rich history and symbolism. Master calligrapher Nadja Van Ghelue explains and illustrates most popular kanji symbols with fine examples of Japanese calligraphy. Her artwork stresses the beauty of Japanese kanji and brings the universal inspiration of kanji symbols into your life.
Kanji symbols are as appealing as when they were created.
Japanese introduced Chinese characters into their written language in the 5th century. These characters are known as kanji. They are very old, some of them date back to 1000 B.C. but they have preserved their creative power until our days. Kanji symbols express the beauty of human life and communicate feelings to us humans in a very old way, through images. The Japanese kanji symbols are genuine pictograms which connect us with our unspoiled human imagination, the source of all languages
Stone jars filled with wine and corn
|The kanji symbol FUKU, which means good luck, good fortune , is the image of a stone jar filled with food or wine. This feeling is familiar to all of us. When plenty of wine and food is stored we feel comfort and have confidence in the future.|
The roots of many kanji symbols lay in our own human experiences. The Japanese kanji symbol for PEACE, AN, represents a woman underneath a roof, a picture that reminds of shelter and love.
|The kanji symbol GAKU, HAPPINESS, is the same kanji as for MUSIC, uniting music, a gift of the gods, with joy and happiness.|
Kanji symbols for spirited people
Master calligrapher Nadja Van Ghelue has created artistic designs of most popular kanji symbols in different styles of Japanese calligraphy. If you would like to wear kanji symbols on your clothing, here is your opportunity. We have created a kanji shirt collection with unique designs and special features: brightness, elegance, harmony, strength and beauty for you.
Do you want to see our kanji t-shirts? Click on the kanji symbols designs below to browse our kanji t-shirt collection!
Designs with inspirational Japanese kanji symbols
Designs with martial arts kanji symbols
|Powerful ninja kanji symbols||Bushido kanji designs in the true spirit of martial arts||Aikido kanji large designs in the true spirit of Japanese martial arts|
|Karate kanji symbol designs the empty hand martial art|
Designs with kanji symbols in ancient Japanese calligraphy
|Buy A Love Kanji Tee||Buy A Longevity Kanji T-shirt|
Buy Original Kanji T-shirts
Our kanji t-shirts with unique brushed kanji are now available at our shop at Amazon, and are shipped to more then 70 countries. We offer all kanji designs on t-shirts for women, men and now also for kids. It has never been easier to buy our kanji t-shirts.
Our kanji T-shirts with unique brushed kanji are now available at our shop at Amazon. We offer all kanji designs on T-shirts for women, men and some also for kids. It has never been easier to buy our kanji T-shirts.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea, Mother Kanji T-shirt
I have brushed this mother kanji calligraphy as a beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Idea for your Beloved Mothers.
Love Kanji T-shirts
|Yellow-Red Love Kanji Calligraphy On Black T-shirt for Women||White Love Kanji Calligraphy on Black T-shirt||Silver Color Kanji T-shirt for Men With Black Love Kanji Calligraphy|
Dragon Kanji T-shirts
|White Dragon Kanji Calligraphy On Black T-shirt for Men||White Dragon Kanji Calligraphy on Royal Blue T-shirt for Kids||Dragon Kanji Calligraphy On Navy Blue T-shirt for Women|
Heart Kanji T-shirts, Kokoro T-shirts, Mind Calligraphy T-shirts
|Kokoro, Mind/Heart T-shirt
Heart Kanji On Asphalt Color T-shirt For Women
| Kokoro T-shirt
with Heart Kanji On Black T-shirt For Men
|Kokoro, Heart T-shirt
Heart/Mind Kanji Navy Blue T-shirt For Men
Dream Kanji T-shirt With Vibrant Yume Calligraphy
Joy or Yorokobi Kanji T-shirts
|Yorokobi – Joy Kanji T-shirt||Silver Joy Kanji T-shirt||Green Joy Kanji T-shirt|
Fuku, Good Luck, Good Fortune Kanji T-shirts
Kaizen Kanji or Continous Improvement T-shirts
|Black Kaizen T-shirt for Men||Slate Kaizen T-shirt for Women||Brown Kaizen T-shirt for Men|
Mindfulness T-shirt With The Japanese Kanji Nen Brushed In Gyosho
Shop at my vibrant kanji T-shirts collection for more T-shirts with original hand-brushed kanji calligraphies.
Artistic Kanji Symbols
To see more kanji symbols visit my Artistic Kanji Prints Gallery.
|Sansui – Mountain And Water
Kanji Calligraphy Print
|Inspirational Red Dragon
Cursive Dragon Kanji Print
|Joy In Semi-cursive Script
Jorokobi Kanji Print
|Buy A Buddha
Butsu Kanji Print
|Buy A Zen Print
Holding A Flower
How Zen Begins
Popular pages featuring kanji symbols
Kanji symbols for tattoos
Many people email me to ask about kanji for their tattoos. I would like to recommend you a book, which is a reliable source for your Japanese tattoo or design. Have a look at it and see if it’s what you need.
Designing with Kanji: Japanese Character Motifs for Surface, Skin & Spirit – In this book you will find popular kanji in four different styles of Japanese calligraphy. Some kanji included are: samurai, courage, sword, passion, dream, ninja, bushi or thundergod.
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