09 January 2012

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Whether you are a designer working for Japanese clients or if you just want to impress your Japanese girlfriend (or boyfriend) with your Photoshop skills, you’ve certainly became bored with the very limited set of Japanese fonts that comes with your operating system. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite j-fonts categorized by shōtai:


Mincho typeface, also known as Ming or Song , is the most used font style in print for Chinese and Japanese. It’s main characteristics are the presence of small serifs vertical stroke width (vertical strokes are generally narrower than horizontal strokes).

Japanese font: TB Mincho

TB Mincho ($100) is a great Mincho font by the famous Japanese TypeBank foundry. It’s rather expensive, but well worth the money if you are a designer in need of a professional Japanese font.


Gothic type, also called Kaku Gothic, is nearly as popular as Ming. It is characterized by plain rectangular strokes with equal width and no serifs and its main benefit is great legibility at small sizes.

Japanese font: Meiryo

Meiryo (Free) is my favorite Japanese font ever. In preparations for Windows Vista release, Microsoft realized that their current Japanese fonts (mainly MS Gothic and MS Mincho) are incompatible with their ClearType subpixel rendering technology and decided to create a new one. Meiryo is one of the first Japanese fonts created on and for the computer screen and took two years to create and engineer. The Japanese characters were designed by Eiichi Kono who designed the New Johnston font used by London Underground. The Latin characters were designed by Matthew Carter, creator of the great Verdana font. The font is incredibly readable at small sizes and is one of the few fonts where Latin and Japanese characters look well together.

Maru Gothic

Maru Gothic is basically Gothic with rounded corners. If the first two styles could be considered as equivalents of Western serif and sans-serif fonts, Maru Gothic could be compared to rounded sans-serif typefaces such as Arial Rounded.

Japanese font: TB Maru Gothic

TB Maru Gothic ($100) is a nice Maru Gothic font by the famous Japanese TypeBank foundry. It’s rather expensive, but well worth the money if you are a designer in need of a professional Japanese font.

Yokobuto Minchō

Yokobuto Mincho can be described as a combination of Minchō and Gothic typefaces. It adopted equal width strokes but retained the serifs.

Japanese font: TB Yokobuto Mincho

TB Yokobuto Mincho ($100) is one of the only Yokobuto Minchō fonts currently available but this fact doesn’t make it any less beautiful. It’s rather expensive, but well worth the money if you are a designer in need of a professional and original Japanese font.

Pop & Handwritten

New Japanese font style resembling characters drawn with a marker pen. It’s mainly used on shop signs and leaflets. Some of these fonts try to imitate real-life handwritten text and transpose it onto the computer screen.

Japanese font: Anzumoji

Anzumoji (Free) is a kawaii font with a kawaii name (あんず means apricot, もじ means letter/character). It’s quite amazing how well this handwritten font looks on the screen, especially in longer paragraphs which are generally problematic for similar fonts.

Japanese font: KF Himaji

KF Himaji (Free) — another cute handwritten font, with an appropriate name (ひま means spare time/leisure). I especially like round shapes which are especially visible in 日 and 語 kanji.

Japanese font: Sakura

Sakura (Free) is one of the many great fonts by Flop Design with some very nice touches like a sakura petals in place of short strokes.

Japanese font: Ice Cream

Ice Cream ($40) — Yet another lovely Japanese font by Flop Design, this time inspired by ice cream. This one isn’t free, but for only $40 you can get it in a collaction of 110 fonts by Flop Design.

Japanese fonts: Shirousagi and Relax

Shirousagi and Relax (Free) are just two of the many beautiful Pop style Japanese fonts by gau+.

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