Kanji for Babies – James

Ever wonder what your child’s name would look like in Chinese characters, or kanji? We pick one baby photo and render the baby’s name in kanji.

James in Seattle

Here is his name in Kanji:



The meanings behind the brushstrokes:

This character means “love,” especially a pure love between true friends.

This character means “succeed,” specifically a process that makes wealth or someone who is continuously wealthy.

This character means “dream.”


The fourth character means “delight.” It means to celebrate, revel, be happy. It also signifies a long life. And, for what it’s worth, it’s the “su” in “sushi.”

When these four kanji are put together in this order, it denotes someone who has a lot of love and wealth, and who lives for his dreams. He will be healthy, live a long life and be happy with his existence.

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Ryosuke Komori was born and raised in Kyoto. The city's deep cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions helped shape him as a young man and still influence him today. As a college student, he and friends started an email magazine business called MaguMagu! The success of that business made Ryosuke realize he needed to tell more stories about Japan in new ways. That's how QAZJapan and Origami magazine were born. With QAZJapan, Ryosuke is taking his media skills to a whole new level! He hopes you dive into the site and enjoy.
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