Standard Certificate Layout 5
Shown above is the standard for layout 5. This full Japanese template is ideal for instructors who would like to issue their students something that has the aesthetics of a traditionally styled Japanese diploma but who don't have the budget to purchase a handwritten document. This certificate will be tailored to your specific needs. As is customary with Japanese, the certificate begins on the right with the lines written vertically. The certificate is then read from right to left.
- Serial number - Daigo 第号. This is the location of the registration number. The kanji are commonly spaced so that you're
able to write or type the numbers.
- Certificate - Sho 證. It can also say Ninteisho 認定証 or Sho 証. Both mean Certificate. Another common kanji used in this section is Menjou 免状, meaning Diploma.
- Rank. This area is reserved for the rank being awarded. On the custom template, this area is left blank for the instructor or issuing authority to fill out. We will provide a list matching all kyu and dan ranks.
- Recipients name. On the custom template this area is left blank for the instructor to fill in the student's name. This can be done in Japanese or in English.
- Award Text. Typically this follows a pattern of "The person on the right is hereby certified with this dan rank in (NAME OF STYLE/MARTIAL ART). Please specify weather this will be a dan rank or kyu rank certificate so we can adjust the writing accordingly.
- Date. Dates may be entered in English numbers. Here the date is shown completely in kanji. On the custom template, this area is left blank for the instructor or issuing authority to fill out. It goes as follows: Year 年 Month 月 Day 日.
- Issuing Authority. Depending on the situation this may show only the school name or a second line may be used to show the parent organizations.
- Instructor (s). Typically one or more instructors and their title are placed in this final area on the left.