Wearing a Kanji T-Shirt is cool. But if you understand the authentic information about what you wear, you can impress everyone. On this page, you can make sure this Kanji Shirt is right for you.
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天 The Sky and Above Kanji Shirt: Basic Info
- Japanese Kanji: 天
- Pronunciation: ten / ama
- Spelling Variety: ten / ama
- Meaning: the Sky and Above, Space, Heaven
- Category: Popular Kanji
- Image of this Kanji Word: Magnificent, Unlimited, and Sacred
So many people translate the meaning of this kanji 天 “Heaven”, but I think that is a little too lazy translation. Here is the truth.
This Kanji “天” is open to interpretation, in Japan a more common understanding would be “The Sky and Above” or “The Opposite Word of Earth “. The sun, the moon and stars are there. Rain comes from there. It’s somewhere we never be able to reach when we stand on the earth.
Nobody can control what’s happening up there. And anything that happens there, effect everybody and everything on earth. Some people think that is the god’s power. Other respect the power of nature.
Here are examples of idioms using this character:
- 天 ＋ 国 (kuni / koku: Country) = 天国 (ten-goku: Heaven)
- 天 ＋ 気(ki: Mood) = 天気 (tenki: Weather)
- 天 + の (no: of) + 川 (kawa: River) = 天の川 (ama-no-gawa: Milky Way)
By the way, the guys behind the shirt in the image above, are Japanese cultural images of Thunder God (left) and Wind God (right). The wind god “風神 (fuujin)” has a bag of the unlimited wind and the thunder god “雷神 (raijin)” has drums to make thunder around him.
Both of them suppose to be in 天.
天 The Sky and Above Kanji Shirt: Who Should be Wearing It
The specific image of this kanji usually applies to:
- People Who Think the Space (or the Sky) Is Magnificent
- People Who Respect the Power of Nature
- People Who are into Meteorology or Astronomy
- People Who Believe that the Heaven Exists Somewhere in the Sky
天 The Sky and Above Kanji Shirt: Examples of Qualification
Of course anyone can wear a Kanji T-shirt. But does this Japanese shirt have a special meaning for me? Should I wear the Kanji T-Shirt “The Sky and Above”? Here are some examples of actual people who would qualify.
- a Guy Who Respects Magnificent Power of Nature or God
- a Boy Who Got His First Astronomical Telescope
- a Meteorologist Lady
- a Girl Who is against the translation “Heaven”
- a Guy Dreaming about Reaching the Sky and Above
- a Boy Who is the Game Fan
- a Grandpa Who Loves Watching Clouds
I hope anybody, who needs the spiritual power of a “The Sky and Above”, owns these Japanese Clothes.
天 The Sky and Above Kanji Shirt: Designs
Items and colors vary. Each Japanese Kanji has 2 choices of text colors, Black or White. And There is also a version with a KansaiChick stamp and English text (translation) available.