Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

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Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by osumisan » Apr 12, 2012 5:33 pm

looking for a scroll in kanji for the name MAILE. This rhymes with SMILEY and is a Hawaiian name.

Thank you,
Jon Osumi

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by Gary » Apr 14, 2012 11:14 am

I have added this name for you in Chinese and Japanese. You can order your custom wall scroll starting here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/name.php?n=maile

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by osumisan » Apr 21, 2012 10:18 am

Thanks Gary,

Is it possible to put the "Maile" name in the phonetic Japanese Kanji along with the name "Kayla" on the same scroll in the same style kanji? I am looking to make a scroll with both my daughter's name on it.

Thanks again,
Jon

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by Gary » Apr 23, 2012 1:19 pm

I guess I could do that, but it will just be random names without context. I would suggest something different...

How about a large single character for "family" at the top. Then, the names written in smaller characters/columns below?

I don't have an exact example of this, but it would be a little like this:

[image="http://www.orientaloutpost.com/usa/n12010.jpg"][/image]

You can order this by clicking the "Select and Customize" button next to the first title on this page:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/family.php

Add your names as the inscription after you select your calligrapher. You can add all the names of the family!
Please only select the Japanese calligrapher if you want the names written in the inscription as Japanese Katakana.

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by osumisan » Apr 23, 2012 1:31 pm

or how about this: the large character on top would be "Yansei" (meaning 4th generation Japanese/American) with the names Kayla and Maile below. Is that possible and make sense to you? Thank you for your suggestions.

Jon

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by Gary » Apr 23, 2012 9:18 pm

Do you mean
四
世
四世

http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options. ... 2235+19990

I am not sure this is pronounced "yansei". The second character is "sei" for sure. It's the "yan" in question.

I might be biased to my idea. The "fourth generation" idea feels less-than-normal. But then, no Japanese person in Japan would be in the same position, so maybe it's OK outside of Japan.

The family (which only means "home") idea may send a clearer message regarding what the wall scroll is trying to say. Add your name and their mother's name if you like.

Maybe sisters is good:
姉
妹
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options. ... 2985+22969

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by osumisan » Apr 24, 2012 5:10 am

Sorry for my mistake. You are correct as my spelling is wrong. The correct spelling is YONSEI. My thoughts are a scroll that represents me (Yonsei) and then my daughters (Maile and Kayla). Does that make more sense to you?

Thanks again for your help,
Jon

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by Gary » Apr 24, 2012 4:21 pm

You can definitely do that - it's your choice. The link is above for ordering your custom wall scroll.

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Re: Please add my name in Japanese (for a wall scroll)

Post by Yankee » Apr 27, 2012 4:36 am

Gary,

I thought I'd try to help clear any doubts on the yonsei question. Yes, this is perfectly acceptable. You usually won't find the exact term yonsei in a dictionary, but that's just because it's one of many that are just extensions of the term nisei (二世), which means 'second generation' and is commonly used to refer to the children of Japanese immigrants who are born in foreign lands. By extension, the children of the nisei are referred to as sansei, and the next generation are called yonsei (then they tell two people, then they tell two people, and so on, and so on...). :-)

Anyway, you get the gist, but, yes, it's very acceptable vernacular for foreigners of Japanese descent. In fact, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (active during WWII), which was mainly composed of second-generation Japanese-Americans, is commonly called the Nisei unit.

Here's the Wikipedia article on the 442nd: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_Infa ... ed_States)

Here's the Wikipedia article on the Nisei in general (which also includes an explanation extending all the way out to the fifth generation [gosei]): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisei

That's probably an overkill on information, but I thought it was an interesting topic. :-)

Scott

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