What's new

Welcome to Japan Reference (JREF) - the community for all Things Japanese.

Join Today! It is fast, simple, and FREE!


  1. L

    Is this a Masamoto knife?

    Hi I am Lorenzo, I am sure someone can help me. I am interested in buying this used set of knives: i am pretty sure about the deba and the takohiki being from the Masamoto manufacture but I am not sure about the yanagiba (the photo with the wooden background and the one with dark blue...
  2. U

    Help Good Luck Flag - Real or fake? Can anyone translate it?

    I’m looking for a translation of this Japanese good luck flag. I believe it is written in old kanji. It would also be appreciated if someone could tell me whether it is real or fake. Thank you
  3. chrisallen236

    Good luck flag

    I now have one of these flags from my late Grandmother. My Grandmother and Grandfather served in the Royal Air Force and was stationed in Singapore during WW2. Could someone please translate some of it. Id like to know who the flag belonged to and if it was awarded by an academy or similar...
  4. JREF

    Kanji Breakthrough 2022-03-14

    Mary Sisk Noguchi was a Japan Times columnist remembered for Kanji Clinic, a regular column that featured every month on the Bilingual page from 2001 and then bimonthly from 2010 until 2012. With her friendly and encouraging style, columnist Mary Sisk Noguchi helped readers unravel the...
  5. Kian caisley

    Question Quote from Princess Mononoke

    New to the forum but would be grateful if anyone could help, I’m trying to find out an accurate Kanji translation of the quote ‘see with eyes unclouded by hatred’. Princess Mononoke was my favourite film to watch with my Nan and coming up to her anniversary and my 18th I figured it would be a...
  6. M

    I need the Kanjis

    Can someone send me please the Quote from 1:36 to 1:54 in Kanji. I would appreciate it. Video
  7. L

    Is there a Kanji made of two 口 radicals?

    Hello everyone, I don't know whether this is the right place to ask this question but I'll just try. The other day I was scrolling through several kanji lists and I saw one which consisted of two 口 radicals (one at the top and one at the bottom). Like 呂 but without the stroke in the middle. I...
  8. Ringotan - Learn to WRITE Kanji/Kana

    Ringotan - Learn to WRITE Kanji/Kana

    I've spent the last few months writing an app for learning how to write kanji and hiragana/katakana. I'm making it available for free to early adopters. Website - Download (Android) - iOS (coming soon) FAQ - Is is free to keep? If you download it now, yes, you keep the full version for...
  9. Kirito22

    About Japanese kanji

    So i would like to know about kanji for unlucky person, how would it be written, not bad luck kanji, but kanji that describes a unlucky guy, a guy with zero luck.
  10. Question Kanji typing site

    Hi こんにちは Im new here an 'd like to know where I find a good Kanji "keyboard" (or similar); Nowadays I use Lexilogos site, mainly for Hiragana and Katakana (excellent) but for Kanji its not very clear I occasionally also use Jisho for Kanji, but again not very accurate even with the drawing...
  11. ramajseba

    Help Kanji tattoo help

    Hey y'all :) I've been looking forward to getting a tattoo for a long time, and I've come to a conclussion that a kanji tattoo would be my best bet, to define myself as a human being. I want to tattoo positivity from beginning to end. And what i mean by that is that, a very crucial thing in my...
  12. kanukanu

    Help with translation/Japanese

    Hello, I need help. I want to name my page's name into "Animanga Daisuki". Is it alright in terms of meaning? And is "アニマンガダイスキ" alright too since I want a literal translation. Thank you so much.
  13. F

    Help Where do I start and how do I approach RTK 1?

    Hellooo. So I want to start learning Japanese. I looked at Ikenna's recommendations and so on. I thought of using Pimsleur and Assimil as a starting point, however, I don't know if that is a good idea and all that. The second problem I have is that I don't know how to approach RTK 1. I was...
  14. A

    Revolutionary meaning in Japanese 革命児 and 革命家

    Hello, I just tried to learn the word "revolutionary". One way to write it is 革命児 read as かくめいじ (Kakumeiji) another translation seems to be 革命家 かくめいか (Kakumeika) what is the difference between the two/ when is one used and not the other? Only the last kanji differs, so I'm curious how that...
  15. W

    Kanji to English translation help

    Could anyone please help me translate the kanji on the back of this Seiko watch to English? I would greatly appreciate any help!! Thank you so much in advance.
  16. Kanji stamps from Pilot's Helmet 002.jpg

    Kanji stamps from Pilot's Helmet 002.jpg

    Kanji stamps from pilot's helmet 002.
  17. Kanji stamp from Pilot's Helmet 001.jpg

    Kanji stamp from Pilot's Helmet 001.jpg

    Kanji stamp from Pilot's Helmet 001
  18. Z

    Translation Help Please

    Can someone please Translate and provide the correct kanji for the term "Never Truly Quiet" I'm a beginner, so having it in hiragana or in anyway helps! Thank You, very much.
  19. mo_duck

    Tattoo Help!

    I know this has been asked a lot, but I want to make sure what I am requesting is not disrespectful to the Japanese culture and it’s citizens. So growing up, my parents have always said “if you fall, then get back up and continue on”. I have always lived by this saying. I did some research on...
  20. J

    Where Can I Find a Japanese Cursive Font for Microsoft Word?

    Hi, I've been looking (and failing) to find a commercial-use, Japanese language font in cursive style. Do any of you know where I can find one to download? I'm preferably looking for a free one, but willing to pay if the fee is reasonably small (under £20.00 / ¥2,652). I've scrutinised the...
Top Bottom