How to Read the Kanji on a Souvenir from Japan 3

Japanese paper lanterns(提灯: chouchin/chochin) are so beautiful. We can see them as decorations for stores or festivals usually. Chochin lantern making seems to be a popular thing to do in Japan! (*'▽')/ I received a question about the kanji on chouchin. I made a chochin lantern in Japan. Mine is the right one in the first photo. There was a keychain pendant in a gift box from the chochin maker. What do their kanji words mean? Wow! You did an amazing job! This is one of the Japanese traditional fonts. It's super bold and cool I think. Kanji on a Souvenir from Japan: Chouchin Lantern Your chouchin says "福神(fukujin)". That's…

How to Read the Kanji on a Souvenir from Japan 2

Shrines and temples are the popular spot for sightseeing in Japan. Usually you can get special souvenirs around the big and famous ones. Take a look at this! I received a question from a follower about this cute little 鳥居(torii) gate this time. (*'▽')/ This small torii gate is from Fushimi Inari Taisha. The seller wrote something on it for us. What do they mean? 伊智(Ichi) is supposed to be my name in Japanese kanji. At Nara Tourist Center, they helped me to decide my Japanese name. Nice! Fushimi Inari Taisha is known for these red gates paths! I bet so many people have ever seen the picture of them. How…

How to Read the Kanji on a Souvenir from Japan 1

Japan is one of the attractive travel destinations. But it's very tough to read the Japanese kanji on the souvenirs from the trip! (+_+) So, KansaiChick is here for help! (*'▽')/ These two pictures are the front and the back of one envelope. What do the kanji letters mean? I got it from a friend who doesn't know what it is. My assumption is that is from a temple and maybe it's used as a package for an omamori. OK! As you say, this is the envelope from the temple. At the temples and shrines, anybody can receive the amulets and the other items, for the votive money. They use…