What is a kanji letter for SMILE?
Smile says WARA-U (verb) or WARA-I (noun) in Japanese.
Do I need hiragana?
If you want to make a proper Japanese sentence or phrase, you need it. But if you use it for artistic work, putting the symbol alone makes sense.
If you like it, you can download free PNG data at the end of this page. I'm a native Japanese and I guarantee you that every kanji letter is 100% accurate.
Hope it helps for your tattoo ideas and designs!
How to read
WARA-U, WARA-I, E-MU
It gives positive, merry, and upbeat impressions.
The whole letter pictures a young dancing shrine maiden. She is dancing in front of gods to entertain them and trying to make them smile!
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