It might be a tough choice, but here are a few combination : the most common choice of kanji for Mika is probably 美花 or 美華, both meaning "beautiful flower" I did a little research for some other way to write this name, and came up with a few more, like the following :
美夏 ("beautiful summer") 水夏 (a combination of "water" and "summer") 美日 ("beautiful day" or "beautiful sun") 美歌 ("beautiful song" or "beautiful poem") 海夏 (a combination of "sea" and "summer")
These are just a few examples. Actually there are no limitations to the kanji you could use to write a name in Japanese. Contrary to other types of words, names have this particularity that you can apply any kanji you wish to a given pronunciation. In other words, if you like a certain combination of kanji (because of their meaning or their shape, the number of strokes, etc) you are free to apply them to any phonetic name you want !
Anyway, here I tried to give you a few of the possible ways to write Mika, that are actually used to write this name. Let me know if any of those inspired you, ok ?!
Hi ! As you guessed, there is different ways to write the name Mika in Japanese. Mika is usually made from the combination of two Chinese characters (or kanji), one for "mi" and one for "ka". It can be written "beautiful (mi) flower (ka)"、but this is just one of the many possibilities. Another way to write it is to use hiragana, a syllabic writing system commonly used in Japanese. In this case there is only one way. Let me know if this was helpful and if you need a particular writing, I'll be happy to help. Have a nice day !
I think there is probably no Japanese bead store with a proper English website. I'm a beader myself, living in Japan, and have been ordering online a lot, never finding an English site. I may have a suggestion though. On major sites like Beads Factory or Kiwa, you could try and send them an email, asking if they'd take your order. This would work best if you know the references (for example : color and shape numbers for delica beads or color name for swarovski) of the items you need of course, but it might be worth a try. Most shops will really try to help, I think.
Well I'm not in the Tokyo area, but I'm definitely a crafter in Japan, so I thought I7ll join in ! I used to live near Tokyo, in the Ibaraki prefecture, and come to Tokyo a lot, but I relocated to Kyoto a few months ago.
Very sweet ! I like it very much as you wear it, head-band style ! Crochet flowers are pretty but sometimes they can be a bit too much, in this case it's just sweet enough ! When (in a distant future probably ) I'll be able to do crochet some myself, I'll probably borrow your idea !