We have many options to create artwork with the Chinese characters / Asian symbols / Japanese Kanji for Live For Today on a wall scroll or portrait.
If you want to create a cool Live For Today Asian character tattoo, you can purchase that on our Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Image Service page and we'll help you select from many forms of ancient Asian symbols that express the idea of Live For Today.
Quick links to words on this page...
| 1. Live For The Day
2. No Regrets
3. Live Without Regret
| 4. Live For The Day / Seize The Day|
This is not really an eastern concept, so it does not translate into a phrase that seems natural on a wall scroll. However, if this is your philosophy, the characters shown here do capture your idea of living for today or living in the moment. These characters literally say "Live in today" and they are grammatically correct in Chinese.
Note: This kind of makes sense in Korean Hanja, but the grammar is Chinese, so it's not that natural in Korean.
This is how to say "no regrets" in Mandarin Chinese. This also makes sense in Japanese though not the most common way to express "no regrets" in Japanese.
This is how to say "live without regrets" in Mandarin Chinese.
Note: There is some debate about whether this makes sense in Japanese. It would be read, "nama ji mu ke", and be understood in Japanese. But, a Japanese person will probably think it's Chinese (not Japanese).
This Japanese phrase can be translated as "live for the day", "live for the moment", "seize the day", or "make the most of the present". You can think of this as the Japanese version of "Carpe Diem".
All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.
When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up a week or two for $10!
When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)
Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.
The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.
The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese
|Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Live For The Day||活在今天|
|n/a||huó zài jīn tiān|
huo zai jin tian
huo tsai chin t`ien
|huo2 zai4 jin1 tian1|
huo tsai chin tien
|kou kai na shi|
ko kai na shi
|Live Without Regret||生而无悔|
|n/a||shēng ér wú huǐ|
sheng er wu hui
sheng erh wu hui
|sheng1 er2 wu2 hui3|
|Live Without Regret||人生悔い無し|
|jinsei kui nashi|
|Live For The Day / Seize The Day||今を生きる|
|ima wo i ki ru|
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