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nshelleys

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But if anyone knows the answer or can give me a link where the answer might be, I'd be very greatful.

I'm a Graphics Design student in Knoxville, TN and am working on a poster project. My poster is for the Cherry Blossom Festival currently taking place in Washington, DC, and I'd like to incorporate a graphic of a Japanese seal with the characters for "Sakura Matsuri" on it.

My computer cannot display Japanese characters so perhaps someone w/ a drawing program could send me an ATTACHMENT of the drawn characters. I use Illustrator and Photoshop which support most file formats. And if you could explain how the characters translate and any other interesting info about them----I'm really enjoying the education I'm getting on Japanese history and culture in doing this project.

Thanks so much,
Shelley Williams
 

Nahoko

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Sakura Matsuri

Hi Shelley,

welcome to our board. Your question may not qualify as frequent, but you have picked the right forum. :)

I have created a little .gif file below. I hope I could help you. If you have further questions, don't hesitate.
 

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Tachi

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Hi, Shelley. Did you get what you needed for your Sakura Matsuri image? I can provide an image for you, too, if you need it. I have Japanese script fonts (what is known as a brush font in Japan), if you would prefer. The block fonts are easier to read, but the brush fonts are more attractive for graphics, etc. There also is a single character for Matsuri, which means 'festival'. although 'Matsuri' is most often written in hiragana, as was demonstrated by Nahoko-san, the image you want might be better served with a single character.

Anyway, if you wish, holler. Send me an email ([email protected]) and I will gladly give you a hand.

Regards,
Tachi
 

Nahoko

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Todd is right, matsuri is usually written in hiragana, but can also be written in kanji. Please find the kanji-only version attached. :)
 

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