(Closed) Does anyone know Japanese kanji?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

You definitely do not need to use roman numerals for the number day number month number year format, each number has its own kanji so it can look “prettier”.  I would write it for you but my work computer does not have Japanese type on it, hopefully someone else can for you 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I studied Japanese for a couple of years in college and dates were always written the way you found in your research. I’ve never seen a date written entirely in kanji. You could write the numbers in kanji, it’s just not how they normally write dates.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Still at work so I can’t tell what kanji you used >_<*  However the order is traditionally day – month – year … but if it is easier for you and your DH to remember, you may want to go with what you are used to.  Also, if you choose to go vertical, remember each kanji should have it’s own line … so even though two kanji make up the “8th day”, 8 goes on top of day.  Hope that makes sense!! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Back from work!  二千八年 <– this is how I would write the year … but second opinions welcome!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Awhile back, my Fiance (former tattoo artist) found this website.  The person translates tattoos, but also provides good links to websites that are accurate for translation.

http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/

Post # 11
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Wannabee

I would write the year the same way elysion has it, but I would write May differently than what you took from the Wikipedia page. That Wikipedia article notes that the old month names are based on a solar calendar that may not match up. Literally, May is just “fifth month” or äº”月, so that’s probably what I would use.

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