About Sawarabi Fonts

Sawarabi Fonts are Japanese font families which are make up of two fonts, gothic and mincho. Sawarabi Gothic is a ‘Japanese gothic’ font, which is similar to sans-serif. Sawarabi Mincho is a ‘mincho’ font. ‘Mincho’ means a Ming typeface and is used like a serif font in Japan.

Sawarabi Gothic and Mincho are normal ordinary fonts and have not notable features. But it can be said that their design concept might be a little traditional (or old fashioned), if compared with VL Gothic and M+ FONTS which have already been popular as free Japanese fonts.

Though both of fonts are available, they have not yet enough characters for daily use, such as standard kanji, for being under developing now.


Sawarabi Gothic and Mincho are dual-licensed under either the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 or under the terms of the SIL Open Font License 1.1.


Sawarabi Gothic (ver.20161015).

Sample (Gothic)

Sawarabi Mincho (ver.20200215).

Sample (Mincho)


You can download the latest Sawarabi Fonts from the following links: