Sentence Examples


  • Hiragana characters also represent sounds, but these characters have a decidedly feminine look, not surprising since they were developed by women during the Heian period.
  • As you might guess, since Katana and Hiragana carry gender connotations, the style chosen is very important to the message you want to convey with your tattoo.
  • When choosing your symbols for a name tattoo, you can choose to translate the name literally using the katakana or hiragana alphabets to create the sounds.
  • Kanji characters are used to represent whole concepts, while the katakana and hiragana alphabets are used phonetically to build words.
  • Hiragana is the Japanese phonetic language which is also used for tattooing and writing.