Sakura & Samurai Kanji Tattoo- Japanese Proverb In Brush Stroke Symbol

A Japanese proverb/saying ‘As the cherry blossom is first among flowers, so is the samurai first among men’ (花は桜木、人は武士) for your kanji tattoo is available for an instant download and you have 5 different kanji calligraphy styles to choose from. Your favourite tattoo artist DOES NOT need to know any Japanese.

Sakura and Samurai Kanji Tattoo
Style 5

If you are looking for the 7 virtues of Bushido, Click here.

Bushido 7 Virtues for Tattoo

Explanations and Interpretations

This proverb/saying comes with a very interesting implicit meaning. It’s literal meaning is

the [best] blossom is the cherry blossom; the [best] man is the warrior

  • 花は: flower is
  • 桜: cherry blossom
  • 木: tree/wood
  • 人は: man is
  • 武士 : warrior/bushi

Just as cherry blossoms are (considered) the best of all flowers, samurai were the best of all people. Samurai and Sakura (cherry blossom) have something in common. They are both glorious and highly regarded. Yet they are both prone to sudden end, and when their lives come to an end, they still do so very beautifully with no hesitations. Cherry blossoms bloom for only a few days and fall, but when they fall, they are still magnificent and beautiful. There’s a term for cherry blossoms falling beautifully, Sakura Blizzard (桜吹雪). Samurai life is likened to this characteristics of Sakura. While it is glorious and highly regarded when they are alive, it is prone to a sudden end during military service or willing to commit Seppuku for Honour, one of the 7 virtues of Bushido (the way of Samurai). A true samurai spares no life.

Instant Download

You can download the file right after the purchase and no need to wait for me to send it to you. Then you just simply forward it to your favourite tattoo artist. The design is 100% accurate and he/she does not need to know any Japanese.

The file contains both calligraphy style and line art (Stencil).Stencil is what your tattoo artist must have to ink the tattoo, as it serves as the outline to trace the artwork onto your skin.

NOTE : the design DOSE NOT NEED TO BE MIRRORED, meaning it should appear on your skin/object just as it appears on the paper.

Depending on your purpose,  pick either jpeg or pdf

If you are looking to use the design just as it appears and not wanting to resize it, then the “jpeg” should be fine.

But if you are looking to

  • use it on a large object and need to resize
  • change the layout / position
    (e.g, vertical▶️horizontal / angled,  etc)

then the “pdf” should be your choice as it will be less work for your tattoo artist, meaning costs less.
(You need to check with your tattoo artist though)

Click the link below for more information.

▶️ pdf or jpg ? Which one is right for me?

5 different styles

You have 5 writing styles to choose from for this design.

each style gives different impressions and I have summarised in the gallery above.

How to order

Just simply tick your preferred style and add it to the cart.

Click the image below to have a close look.
Sakura Samurai Kanji Tattoo

If you are not sure, please read through the page below or simply contact me.

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