Could a kind Japanese speaker please translate these characters? Years ago at a street market in Nara I bought these two simple pieces of wood, which were both hand-painted with kanji and a picture of a cat. I just loved the cheeky face of the cat but I've always wondered what the characters say. [more inside]
I've been looking for a certain guitar (a Yamaha SG 3000) and have lately been looking on Japanese web sites to see if I can have one shipped from there. I've found one I like the look of, but Google Translate isn't being particularly helpful. Could anyone translate the description for me? [more inside]
Work-related question: Can the average Japanese-only speaker read and pronounce English words? [more inside]
I am a professional translator, Japanese to English. I work almost entirely in comics and novels, at home, alone. My Japanese language skills are atrophying, and I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
Identify Japanese woodblock print of kabuki actor, possibly by Kunichika, possibly set on Tokaido Road
Need help identifying this Japanese woodblock print of a kabuki actor. I think the artist is Kunichika, and the print is set somewhere on the Tôkaidô Road. At the top of the page is a large box of Japanese text -- I'm hoping someone can read this, or otherwise identify any hints about the location, actor and character. (Two more translatable things inside) [more inside]
Can anyone translate these Japanese antidepressant ads and this book cover? [more inside]
I cannot find a free translation of this small Japanese document, found in some inherited articles of my mother's. I hope someone can help me.
My girlfriend brought me back some green tea from Japan to which I've become hopelessly addicted to. Please help me identify it so I can continue to feed my habit! [more inside]
Help us figure out what this Japanese alcoholic drink is. [more inside]
A friend of mine would like to buy an electronic Japanese-English dictionary. What model do you recommend? [more inside]
How can I turn a translated haiku back into Japanese calligraphy for printing and framing? [more inside]
I'm looking for information on the origins of a small Japanese notepad I've acquired. Primarily I'd like to know who the characters in the illustrations are, and why one is examining the other's backend. [more inside]
Can anyone translate these Japanese lyrics for me?