from: Brian L.
date: Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 3:36 PM
I apologize for emailing you out of the blue but I’m hoping you can help me.
Many years ago I got a tattoo that was done by an artist who was allegedly Japanese and claimed could read Japanese. Today I now teach Japanese martial arts and I’m embarrassed to say that my tattoo doesn’t mean what it was supposed to. Can you help me translate this?
I’d greatly appreciate the help.
寂 means "lonely" & 実 means "reality", however the compound phrase 寂実 does not exist.