Kanji Engraving

(4 customer reviews)


Anegrie Kanji Polyhedral 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 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 tons of information on different languages and numbering systems.

4 reviews for Kanji Engraving

  1. Natalie Stokes

    My boyfriend is a Japanese lover. He knows the language and his dream is to go to Japan. I have been playing D&D for years, and I have recently gotten him into it as well. His birthday is coming up on April 14th, and I would love to get the kanji dice for him. It would be a wonderful first set of dice. Anyway, please email me when they become available, I will be one of your first buyers.

  2. Meggan

    Please let me know when the Kanji dice are available again…I want to purchase them for my daughter who is a total Weeb…

  3. Rissa

    Please let me know when these are available again!! I’d love to purchase them for my boyfriend’s birthday. He speaks Japanese, and plays D&D, and I know he would love these.

  4. Tom Watson

    My daughter is learning Mandarin at school and I would love these for our D&D game. Any plans to make is option available? Ready to buy. 🙂

    • Charlie Brumfield

      Hi Tom email us at contact@artisandice.com we can make a set for you. just haven’t had a chance to get them listed on the new website.

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