Kanji Dice

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
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Purple Heart PolyhedralThis is the inital run of specialty numbered polyhderal Druid’s Dice and single d20s in assorted woods using that have been numbered in Kanji. This ancient numbering system is still in use in Japan and China. Kanji was brought to Japan during the 5th century AD when the Chinese scholar Wani arrived in Japan as an emissary during the reign of Emperor Ojin. In fact the literal translation of Kanji is “Han Characters” or “Chinese Characters”. Now-famous Japanese mathematician Seki Takakazu used a combination of Kanji and a much older form of Chinese numbers called Counting Rods to make several advances in Eastern Algebra.

Kanji Numbers are read as follows:

Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Japanese ichi ni san shi go roku shichi hachi ku
Kanji

Kanji DiceKanji numbers are read a bit differently once double-digits are reached. The symbols  十一 would be jû ichi, which translates roughly as ten and one, whereas in English we would say eleven. The number 20 in Kanji is written as 二十 or ni-jû, roughly two tens. Anything past the number 20 is a bit out of the scope of this article, so if you want to read more about Kanji, head over to Omniglot, which has information on different languages and numbering systems.

 

This limited introductory run of nine sets of Kanji Polyhedral Dice and roughly two dozen single d20s were crafted out of more than 12 species of wood. As with all of our dice sets, Kanji Polyhderal dice come in a Aromatic Cedar dice box with a magnetic lid.

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Anegrie

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Anegrie

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Bolivian Rosewoo

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Bolivian Rosewood

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Chakte Viga

Kanji Polyhderal Set in Chakte Viga

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Desert Ironwood (Dark)

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Desert Ironwood (Dark)

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Desert Ironwood (Light)

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Desert Ironwood (Light)

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Jobillo

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Jobillo

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Purple Heart

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Purple Heart

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Shedua

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Shedua

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Tsinwin

Kanji Polyhedral Set in Tsinwin

5 reviews for Kanji Dice

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt

    I would really like a full set! I hope you guys start making them again.

    • Charlie Brumfield

      we will have the options for kanji engraving on the website shortly

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adin Pierce

    If you start making these again, i WILL buy a set.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley Owen

    If you make these I’ll buy a set!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian Wilkie

    This is a must have! Please start making them so I can buy a set.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greirat

    These are beautiful. Are they ever going to be for sale again?

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