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Single character insriptions: $14

Single Character Philosophical Inscriptions

($14)

 

Inscription number

(copy this number into your order)

Character

Pronunciation

Meaning

 
ph1.1
ai
harmony, join, meet
 
ph1.2
an
idea
 
ph1.3
ban
ten thousand; all, everything
 
ph1.4
bu
without
 
ph1.5
chi
wisdom
 
ph1.6
chi
peace, cure, heal
 
ph1.8
cho
listen
 
ph1.9
cho
beginning, inception, end
 
ph1.10
choku
direct, straight
 
ph1.11
chu
heart, mind
 
ph1.12
chu
relationship
 
ph1.13
ei
prosperity
 
ph1.14
en
charm, polish
 
ph1.15
fuku
wealth, blessings
 
ph1.16
gen
vision, dream, illusion
 
ph1.17
gen
origin, source
 
ph1.18
gen
present, reality
 
ph1.19
hana
beginning, end
 
ph1.20
hanashi
let go, release, detach
 
ph1.21
hin
beautiful; elegant; refined
 
ph1.22
hitsu
quiet, peaceful
 
ph1.23
ho
friend
 
ph1.24
hotsu
give rise to
 
ph1.25
ima
now, the present
 
ph1.26
in
rhyme, elegance
 
ph1.27
ji
love
 
ph1.28
ji
peace; cure, heal
 
ph1.29
jiki
honesty; straight, direct
 
ph1.30
jin
benevolence, love
 
ph1.31
jitsu
reality, truth; substance
 
ph1.32
jo
heart, feeling
 
ph1.33
jo
clean, purify, excorcise
 
ph1.34
jo
quiet, inactivity
 
ph1.35
ju
Confucianism
 
ph1.36
jun
pure
 
ph1.37
kado
gate, door
 
ph1.38
kagi
key
 
ph1.39
kai
heart, feeling
 
ph1.40
kai
all, everything
 
ph1.41
kan
completion, end
 
ph1.42
kan
feeling, sensation; intuition
 
ph1.43
kan
see (with your mind's eye)
 
ph1.44
kara
emptiness, void
 
ph1.45
karada
body; substance; reality
 
ph1.46
katsu
resuscitation, living
 
ph1.47
kei
grace; kindness, charity
 
ph1.48
kei
wise
 
ph1.49
kei
respect, honor
 
ph1.50
kei
path
 
ph1.51
ken
wisdom
 
ph1.52
ketsu
decide, judge
 
ph1.53
ketsu
tie; unite with; join
 
ph1.54
ki
basic, foundational
 
ph1.55
ki
spirit; life force
 
ph1.56
ki
opportunity; occasion, time
 
ph1.57
ki
time; anticipate
 
ph1.58
ki
rise, get up, awake
 
ph1.59
kieru
disappear
 
ph1.60
kitasu
cause, bring about
 
ph1.61
kiwa
edge, verge
 
ph1.62
ko
individual
 
ph1.63
ko
oneself
 
ph1.64
ko
reason, cause; the late; ancient
 
ph1.65
ko
coming and going; join
 
ph1.66
ko
open, unbiased
 
ph1.67
ko
merit; success
 
ph1.68
ko
peace
 
ph1.69
ko
equilibrium
 
ph1.70
ko
rise
 
ph1.71
ko
journey
 
ph1.72
kon
now, the present
 
ph1.73
kon
all
 
ph1.74
koshi
cross; pass; exceed; move
 
ph1.75
ku
emptyness, void, nothingness
 
ph1.76
ma
just, right, true
 
ph1.77
man
wide, beautiful
 
ph1.78
mana
love
 
ph1.79
matsu
end
 
ph1.80
mei
life; destiny, fate
 
ph1.81
mi
look at, see; regard as
 
ph1.82
mon
gate
 
ph1.83
moto
beginning, origin
 
ph1.84
mu
dream; vision
 
ph1.85
musubi
unite with, tie, bond
 
ph1.86
myo
strange, wonderful; exquisite, excellent; mystery; marvelous
 
ph1.87
nagi
calm
 
ph1.88
nai
inside
 
ph1.89
nami
normal, ordinary
 
ph1.90
naoru
straight; be restored
 
ph1.91
naru
become
 
ph1.92
nashi
none
 
ph1.93
nemuri
sleep, die
 
ph1.94
netsu
heat; fever; passion
 
ph1.95
nin
duty
 
ph1.96
nin
man, person
 
ph1.97
nyu
softness; gentleness
 
ph1.98
o
small, little
 
ph1.99
o
center, middle
 
ph1.100
o
large, major
 
ph1.101
o
apply; respond to, accept
 
ph1.102
o
let go, travel
 
ph1.103
o
king
 
ph1.104
o
emperor
 
ph1.105
ori
go down, descend
 
ph1.106
ran
chaos, confusion, disorder
 
ph1.107
rei
beautiful, fine, serene
 
ph1.108
rei
be diligent
 
ph1.109
rei
calm, cool
 
ph1.110
ren
chain, connection
 
ph1.111
ri
reason, truth
 
ph1.112
ri
separate
 
ph1.113
ro
road
 
ph1.114
ryo
good
 
ph1.115
ryo
healing
 
ph1.116
sa
fork (of a road)
 
ph1.117
sabaki
judgement, decision
 
ph1.118
sabi
elegant simplicity
 
ph1.119
sabiru
mellow, mature
 
ph1.120
saku
book, letter, volume
 
ph1.121
satoru
wake up
 
ph1.122
satsu
understand
 
ph1.123
sei
become
 
ph1.124
sei
clean, clear, pure; noble
 
ph1.125
sei
generation; lifetime
 
ph1.126
sei
voice
 
ph1.127
seki
one of a pair
 
ph1.128
shin
faith, trust
 
ph1.129
shin
new, modern
 
ph1.130
shin
truth, reality
         

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2 Character Philosophical Inscriptions

($20)

 
ph2.1
antei
stability, balance, composure
 
ph2.2
arikata
ideal way or purpose
 
ph2.3
bansei
all ages (10,000 generations)
 
ph2.4
bantan
all, everything
 
ph2.5
banzai
hurrah, long life
 
ph2.6
banzen
perfect
 
ph2.7
botsuga
selflessness (death of ego)
 
ph2.8
chiryoku
intelligence
 
ph2.9
chishin
new knowledge
 
ph2.10
chokaku
intuition
 
ph2.11
chugi
loyalty
 
ph2.12
chusei
loyalty
 
ph2.13
eiei
forever
 
ph2.14
enkatsu
smoothness, harmony
 
ph2.15
gochoku
integrity
 
ph2.16
gori
rationality
 
ph2.17
haragei
intuitive thought (belly art)
 
ph2.18
haragei
composure in time of crisis
 
ph2.19
heiki
calm, relaxed
 
ph2.20
heiko
balance, equilibrium
 
ph2.21
hiezen
composed, calm, unruffled
 
ph2.22
hengen
transformation
 
ph2.23
hensoku
non standard
 
ph2.24
hitsuryoku
power of the pen
 
ph2.25
hiyo
mystery, secret
 
ph2.26
honki
serious (true spirit)
 
ph2.27
honmatsu
beginning - end; cause - effect
 
ph2.28
honto
truth, reality
 
ph2.29
heno
adaptation to changes
 
ph2.30
hyoshi
cadence, rythm, chance, the moment
 
ph2.31
ichidai
once in a lifetime
 
ph2.32
ichie
one meeting
 
ph2.33
ichigo
one word
 
ph2.34
ichigo
one time
 
ph2.35
ichimei
one life
 
ph2.36
ichinyo
oneness, like one
 
ph2.37
igen
dignity
 
ph2.38
ikkoku
a minute, an instant
 
ph2.39
ikkyo
single action
 
ph2.40
ikkyo
first principle
 
ph2.41
ingo
secret password
 
ph2.42
in yo
the everchanging dual forces of the universe; yin/yang, male-female; sun-moon; positive-negative
 
ph2.43
ishiki
consciousness
 
ph2.44
isshin
wholeheartedness (one mind)
 
ph2.45
isshei
one's whole life
 
ph2.46
itcho
one advantage
 
ph2.47
itoguchi
thread end, beginning, clue
 
ph2.48
jasei
right and wrong
 
ph2.49
jijaku
calmness, composure
 
ph2.50
jiki
magnetism
 
ph2.51
jikishin
pure heart; straight mind
 
ph2.52
jingo
forever
 
ph2.53
jinkaku
character, personality
 
ph2.54
jissen
solid line
 
ph2.55
jiyu
freedom ( self dependence )
 
ph2.56
jumboku
simplicity and honesty
 
ph2.57
junri
pure reason
 
ph2.58
junryo
simple goodness
 
ph2.59
juzen
perfection
 
ph2.60
kakki
vigor ( live spirit )
 
ph2.61
kanjaku
tranquility, quiet
 
ph2.62
kankaku
feelings, sensations; senses
 
ph2.63
kankei
strength in spite of smallness
 
ph2.64
kansatsu
observe ( see and understand )
 
ph2.65
kansei
perfection ( become complete )
 
ph2.66
kantan
innermost heart
 
ph2.67
katsuma
karma
 
ph2.68
katagi
spirit, character
 
ph2.69
keireki
pilgrimage, personal history
 
ph2.70
kenjin
wise person
 
ph2.71
kenko
high spirits; climbing high
 
ph2.72
kenkyo
modesty, humility
 
ph2.73
kenkyu
research
 
ph2.75
kikai
chance, opportunity
 
ph2.76
ki no umi
ocean of the life force
 
ph2.77
kiryoku
vitality
 
ph2.78
kishin
returning to the spirit of the universe
 
ph2.79
kiu
spirit of the universe
 
ph2.80
ko ashi
small step
 
ph2.81
kochoku
inflexible
 
ph2.81
kojin
individual, private person
 
ph2.82
kokoroe
deep understanding of values
 
ph2.83
kokoroyutakani
without fear
 
ph2.84
kokuhaku
right-wrong (black-white)
 
ph2.85
komu
nothingness
 
ph2.86
konjaku
past and present
 
ph2.87
konton
chaos
 
ph2.88
korai
time honored
 
ph2.89
kotan
elegant simplicity
 
ph2.90
kyoo
one's inmost heart
 
ph2.91
kyoshin
unbiased
 
ph2.92
magokoro
true heartedness
 
ph2.93
makeji damashii
unyielding spirit
 
ph2.95
manzen
perfection
 
ph2.96
masayume
a dream that comes true
 
ph2.97
meiro
labyrinth
 
ph2.98
mi no hodo
one's place
 
ph2.99
mitsuji
secret
 
ph2.100
mondo
question and answers
 
ph2.101
monogatari
story, legend
 
ph2.102
muga
mental state of being selfless
 
ph2.103
muge
free of obstacles
 
ph2.104
muryo
free (without charge)
 
ph2.105
myou
wondrous being
 
ph2.106
naibun
secret
 
ph2.107
naigai
inside and outside
 
ph2.108
naii
intention
 
ph2.109
naike
esoteric [inside the family]
 
ph2.110
naishin
one's innermost heart
 
ph2.112
naiso
internal strife
 
ph2.113
nakaima
the eternal now [middle now]
 
ph2.114
namami
flesh and blood [raw flesh]
 
ph2.115
nekketsu
fiery spirit [hot blood]
 
ph2.116
nencho
seniority
 
ph2.117
nengan
one's heart's desire
 
ph2.118
nenriki
will power
 
ph2.119
nento
mind
 
ph2.120
nessei
earnestness, warmth, sincerity
 
ph2.121
nesshin
enthusiasm, zeal
 
ph2.122
ningen
human being
 
ph2.123
ninin
two people
 
ph2.124
ninjo
humanity, sympathy, kindness
 
ph2.125
nonki
easygoing, carefree
 
ph2.126
nyunan
soft, pliable (gentle supple)
 
ph2.127
nyuwa
gentle, mild mannered
 
ph2.128
ogi
secrets, esoteric mysteries
 
ph2.129
okinaku
without a place
 
ph2.130
oku no in
inner sanctuary
 
ph2.131
ommitsu
secrecy
 
ph2.132
omoiyari
consideration for other people
 
ph2.133
omyo
secret mystery
 
ph2.134
onikoroshi
strong minded person
 
ph2.135
on yo
the everchanging dual forces of the universe; male-female; sun-moon, positive-negative
 
ph2.136
osaki ni
ahead of me
 
ph2.137
reiki
feeling of mystery
 
ph2.138
reimyo
mysterious; miraculous
 
ph2.139
rekishi
history
 
ph2.140
renzoku
continuous
 
ph2.141
riai
unified principles
 
ph2.142
rinki
impromptu
 
ph2.143
rita
selflessness, altruism
 
ph2.144
ritsumei
philosophical peace of mind
 
ph2.145
rosho
old and young
 
ph2.146
ryomen
both faces, both sides
 
ph2.147
ryoritsu
coexist
 
ph2.148
ryosei
both sexes
 
ph2.149
ryoshin
conscience (the true heart)
 
ph2.150
sabigoe
quiet and impressive voice
 
ph2.151
sakimawari
forestall, anticipate
 
ph2.152
seicho
quietly listening, attention
 
ph2.153
seihin
honorable poverty
 
ph2.154
seihitsu
peace, tranquility
 
ph2.155
seikan
serene contemplation
 
ph2.156
seiki
true heart
 
ph2.157
seiki
vitality
 
ph2.158
seiko
success (become successful
 
ph2.159
seimyo na
subtle; exquisite, fine
 
ph2.160
seinen
correct mindfulness
 
ph2.161
seisatsu
life and death
 
ph2.162
seishin
sincerity
 
ph2.163
seitai
living body
 
ph2.164
seizon
survive (a disaster)
 
ph2.165
senjin
predecessor, ancestor
 
ph2.166
sennin
hermit; wizard
 
ph2.167
shinen
thought
 
ph2.168
shingan
intuitive power of the mind
 
ph2.169
shingi
truth (true meaning)
 
ph2.170
shini
real intention
 
ph2.171
shinjin
true man
 
ph2.172
shinjitsu
truth, reality
 
ph2.173
shinki
mind
 
ph2.174
shinku
true emptiness
         

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3 Character Philosophical Inscriptions

($26)

 
ph3.1
chijinyu
wisdom, benevolence, courage
 
ph3.2
chuseishin
sincerity
 
ph3.3
fudochi
immovable wisdom
 
ph3.4
handanryoku
judgement
 
ph3.5
heijoshin
always maintaining a calm spirit
 
ph3.6
hiniku no tan
resolve to act in frustrating times
 
ph3.7
ipponmichi
a straight path with no turnoffs
 
ph3.8
itchokusen
one straight line
 
ph3.9
jinseikan
philosophy
 
ph3.10
kami hitoe
closeness of opposites (thinness of one sheet of paper )
 
ph3.11
kansatsuryoku
power of observation
 
ph3.12
kanshikigan
discerning eye
 
ph3.13
kanzensei
completeness, perfection
 
ph3.14
kijomono
stout-hearted person
 
ph3.15
kokorojitaku
mental readiness
 
ph3.16
konponho
fundamental law
 
ph3.17
kugyosha
ascetic
 
ph3.18
kumode
confusion (spider hand)
 
ph3.19
masutemi
true self abandonment
 
ph3.20
mugon no gyo
ascetic silence
 
ph3.21
muhensai
infinite
 
ph3.22
muzosa
simple, with ease
 
ph3.23
naishobanashi
whispering a secret
 
ph3.24
naishogoto
secret
 
ph3.25
niningumi
duo, twosome
 
ph3.26
nonkimono
carefree person
 
ph3.27
nyushunan
difficult to obtain
 
ph3.28
ogonritsu
golden mean, moderation
 
ph3.29
sabi shiori
solitariness
 
ph3.30
sankakukei
triangle
 
ph3.31
seishinryoku
mental power
 
ph3.32
setogiwa
crucial moment, crisis
         

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Enter the corresponding number and price into the order form of the weapon.

4 and 5 Character Philosophical Inscriptions

($32)

 
ph4.1
hengen jizai
ever changing
 
ph4.2
ichigo ichie
living in the moment (one time - one meeting)
 
ph4.3
ichigo ichigo
word for word
 
ph4.4
ikkoku senkin
a very important time
 
ph4.5
ikkyo ichido
one's every action
 
ph4.6
ishin denshin
telepathy; direct, non verbal
 
ph4.7
issei ichidai
once in a lifetime
 
ph4.8
isseki nicho
killing two birds with one stone
 
ph4.9
itai doshin
perfect accord
 
ph4.10
itcho ittan
advantages and disadvantages
 
ph4.12
jiga jitsugen
self realization
 
ph4.13
jijo sayo
self purification
 
ph4.14
jin gi rei chi shin
five virtues of Confucius: virtue, justice, courtesy, wisdom, sincerity
 
ph4.15
jiyu jizai
unrestricted
 
ph4.16
kanzen muketsu
flawlessly perfect
 
ph4.17
kassatsu jizai
power of life and death
 
ph4.18
kofu seigetsu
mental serenity (bright moon after a storm)
 
ph4.19
koun ryusui
taking life easy and going with the flow (floating clouds and flowing water)
 
ph4.20
meikyo shisui
mental serenity (the surface of calm water is like a mirror)
 
ph4.21
menko fuhai
flawless
 
ph4.22
munen muso
impassive state of mind
 
ph4.23
rita shugi
selflessness, altruism
 
ph4.24
rosho fujo
uncertainty of life
 
ph4.25
sakuhi konze
changing one's mind
 
ph4.26
seishi ichijo
life and death become one
 
ph4.27
seshinseii
whole-hearted devotion
 
ph4.28
shinku myou
true emptiness wondrous being