Buy a Moon Chinese/Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

We have many options to create artwork with the Chinese characters / Asian symbols / Japanese Kanji for Moon on a wall scroll or portrait.

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Bamboo Moon
  2. Moon
  3. Moonlight
  4. Yin Yang
  5. April
  6. August
  7. February
  8. July
  9. June
10. Month of March
11. The Month of May
12. October
13. Great Expectations


Bamboo Moon

China yuè zhú
Japan tsuki take
Bamboo Moon Wall Scroll

月竹 is the title, "Bamboo Moon." Technically, it's in the order of "moon bamboo" but that's the most natural order in Chinese and Japanese.

With a little research, I found this title has been used as the name of a linen company, a band, a song title, an actual person's name, title for a piece of artwork featuring bamboo with a moon in the background, and a few other things. I added it here because a lot of people searched for "bamboo moon" on my website, so here it is for you.


The typical Japanese pronunciation would probably be "tsu-ki ta-ke." However, this would not be the only possible pronunciation in Japanese (especially if used as a given name).

Moon

China yuè
Japan tsuki
Moon Wall Scroll

月 is how to write the title for "moon" in Chinese, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

月 is also used to refer to the month. 月 is because China traditionally uses a lunar calendar, so saying "next moon" is the same as saying "next month" etc.
In modern Chinese and Japanese and old Korean, the character for a number is put in front of this moon character to represent western months. So "one moon" is January "two moons" is February etc.

If you are wondering, in the east Asian way to write dates, the character for "sun" or "day" is used with a number in front of it to express the day of the month. So "ten moons, one sun" becomes "October 1st" or "10/1" (this date happens to be Chinese National Day - The equivalent of Independence Day in the USA, Canada Day, or the Queen's Birthday).

Moonlight

China yuè guāng
Japan gekkou
Moonlight Wall Scroll

月光 is the Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji title for moonlight.

This can also be used to describe a moonbeam, and can be a given name all three languages (pronounced as Rumi when used as a female given name in Japanese).

Yin Yang

China yīn yáng
Japan in you
Yin Yang Wall Scroll

These are the characters that literally mean yin and yang in written form (versus the common yin yang symbol). The first character has the element of the moon, while the second character has the element of the sun, so you can see, even in written form, they suggest the balance of opposites (of night and day). You could also translate this title as "sun and moon."

Note: This title is often misspelled as Ying Yang instead of Yin Yang.


See Also:  Taoism

April

Fourth Month
China sì yuè
Japan shi gatsu
April Wall Scroll

四月 is April in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This was originally the fourth month of the Chinese lunar year, now used for the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar (also known as the Western or Christian calendar). 四月 literally mean "fourth month" or "fourth moon."

August

Eighth Month
China bā yuè
Japan hachigatsu / yatsuki
August Wall Scroll

八月 is the month of August in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

八月 literally mean "eighth month" or "eighth moon."

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name, Yatsuki, in much the same way August can be a female given name in English.

February

China èr yuè
Japan futatsuki / nigatsu
February Wall Scroll

二月 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for the month of February.

This literally means the "second month" or "second moon" (of the year).

July

Seventh Month
China qī yuè
Japan shichigatsu
July Wall Scroll

七月 is how Chinese and Japanese express July (also used in old Korean Hanja). 七月 literally mean "seventh month" or "seventh moon."

June

Sixth Month
China liù yuè
Japan roku gatsu
June Wall Scroll

六月 is the month of June in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This was originally the sixth month of the Chinese lunar year, now used for the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar (also known as the Western or Christian calendar). 六月 literally mean "sixth month" or "sixth moon."

Month of March

Third Month of the Year
China sān yuè
Japan mitsuki / sangatsu
Month of March Wall Scroll

三月 is the Chinese, Japanese, and Chinese way to write the month of March.

This literally reads as "third month" or "third moon."

The Month of May

Fifth Month
China wǔ yuè
Japan satsuki / go gatsu
The Month of May Wall Scroll

五月 is the month of May in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This was originally the fifth month of the Chinese lunar year, now used for the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar (also known as the Western or Christian calendar). 五月 literally mean "fifth month" or "fifth moon."


Note: Sometimes Japanese parents will use this as a female given name, and use "Mei" (the sound of May in English) as the pronunciation.

October

Tenth Month
China shí yuè
Japan juu gatsu
October Wall Scroll

十月 is how Chinese and Japanese express October (also used in old Korean Hanja). 十月 literally mean "tenth month" or "tenth moon."

Great Expectations

China wàng
Japan bou / nozomi
Great Expectations Wall Scroll

This character holds the ideas of ambition, hope, desire, aspiring to, expectations, looking towards, to gaze (into the distance), and in some context full moon rising.

This is one of those single characters that is vague but in that vagueness, in also means many things.

This is a whole word in Chinese and old Korean but is seldom seen alone in Japanese. Still, it holds the meanings noted above in all three languages.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Bamboo Moon 月竹tsuki take / tsukitakeyuè zhú / yue4 zhu2 / yue zhu / yuezhu yüeh chu / yüehchu
Moon tsukiyuè / yue4 / yue yüeh
Moonlight 月光gekkou / gekoyuè guāng
yue4 guang1
yue guang
yueguang
yüeh kuang
yüehkuang
Yin Yang 陰陽
阴阳
in you / inyou / in yo / inyoyīn yáng / yin1 yang2 / yin yang / yinyang
April 四月shi gatsu / shigatsusì yuè / si4 yue4 / si yue / siyue ssu yüeh / ssuyüeh
August 八月hachigatsu / yatsukibā yuè / ba1 yue4 / ba yue / bayue pa yüeh / payüeh
February 二月futatsuki / nigatsuèr yuè / er4 yue4 / er yue / eryue erh yüeh / erhyüeh
July 七月shichigatsuqī yuè / qi1 yue4 / qi yue / qiyue ch`i yüeh / chiyüeh / chi yüeh
June 六月roku gatsu / rokugatsuliù yuè / liu4 yue4 / liu yue / liuyue liu yüeh / liuyüeh
Month of March 三月mitsuki / sangatsusān yuè / san1 yue4 / san yue / sanyue san yüeh / sanyüeh
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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 by 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.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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.