Kanji for Courage Bushido Code Japanese Art Poster



This single kanji character is pronounced ‘yuu’ and represents courage. It’s one of the eight principles of Bushido, the way of the warrior, the code of moral principles that samurai lived by.

When written with a second character, it becomes the Japanese word yuuki, which means courage. Here, in the context of the bushido warrior code, the single character connotes this meaning with simplicity and brevity.

Brush artist Hiro created this work at his studio in Kyoto by hand. Then we scanned it for use here. It’s also featured on this short bushido code kanji quiz.

The black kanji character contrasts well with a white base, and the likeness of Hiro’s red name stamp in the lower left corner adds a dash of color that brings this design to life.  Its simple flair and the history behind it make this work a distinctive piece of wall art that’s just right for spaces with a minimalist decor, be it modern or more folk inspired.

Are you looking for downloadable digital kanji art? In addition to the print option, this poster is now available as an instant download, too!

This Japanese calligraphy art featuring the kanji for courage is also available on a postcard in our zazzle shop, and is just one of eight bushido code samurai warrior designs that we offer on other items such as mugs, magnets and keychaiins, too.

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