Custom Passion Chinese & Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

We have many options to create artwork with Passion characters on a wall scroll or portrait.
If you want to create a cool Passion 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 passion.

In English, we use the same word "passion" for ideas like "romantic passion" as well as "passion for a cause". Both ideas are contained in the entries below:

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Lust / Desire / Passion
  2. Passionate Love...
  3. Romantic Passion
  4. Passion for a Cause
  5. Enthusiasm / Passion for a Cause
  6. Passions / Feelings / Emotions
  7. Devotion / Enthusiasm
  8. Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm
  9. Enthusiasm
10. Enthusiasm / Warm-Hearted
11. Pleasure
12. Best Love / Most Sincere Love
13. Dedication
14. Desire
15. Desire / Longing / Craving
16. Desire / Craving
17. Desire / Wish / Aspiration
18. Determination
19. Diligence
20. Love
21. Motivation
22. Romance of the Three Kingdoms


Lust / Desire / Passion

China qíng yù
Japan jouyoku
Lust / Desire / Passion

情欲 can be defined as lust, sexual desire, sensual desire, carnal desire, carnal passions, sexual desire, and passion.

The first character means feeling, emotions, passionate, sympathy, affection, love, compassion, tender feelings, and sometimes circumstances or facts.

The second character means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, and craving.

情欲 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

Passionate Love
Ardent Love and Devotion

China rè ài
Japan netsu ai
Passionate Love / Ardent Love and Devotion

熱愛 means love passionately, ardent love, devotion, adoration. The literal meaning is "hot love," as the first character means heat, fervent, hot and warm. Sometimes it can mean fever, restless, or zeal. The second character is, of course, love. If you adore and are devoted to someone with all your love, this is the title for you.

Romantic Passion

China jī qíng
Japan gekijou
Romantic Passion

Also means "strong emotion" or "fervor."


The meaning in Japanese is a little more radical, as beyond "passion" it can be understood as "violent emotion" or "fury."

Passion for a Cause

China rè qíng
Japan netsujou
Passion for a Cause

Depending on context, this word can mean "cordial," "enthusiastic," "passionate" or "passionately."

This version is sometimes used in Japanese but the character order is more common in Chinese and Korean Hanja. The meaning in Japanese for this Kanji order is "ardour" or "zeal" but rarely used in modern Japan. I suggest you choose a different version of "passion" if your audience is Japanese.


See Also:  Persistence | Devotion | Tenacity | Commitment | Motivation

Enthusiasm / Passion for a Cause

China qíng rè
Japan jou netsu
Enthusiasm / Passion for a Cause

情熱 is the Japanese word that means enthusiasm, or "passion for a cause."

In some context, this could have a meaning of being extremely fond of something, or having fondness for a cause or person.

Can also be translated as passion, zeal, ardour, or fervor.

Note: 情熱 order is not natural in Chinese. However, a typical Chinese person can guess that this is a Japanese or Korean word and also understand the intended the meaning. This selection is best if your audience is Japanese or old-school Korean.


See Also:  Persistence | Devotion | Tenacity | Commitment | Motivation

Passions / Feelings / Emotions

China qíng
Japan jou / nasake
Passions / Feelings / Emotions

This means feelings, emotions, passions, and sometimes refers to the situation you are in (with your emotions). At least, this is the definition in Chinese and Japanese. This word is a bit stronger in Korean Hanja, where it means affection, love, compassion, sympathy, tender feelings, and emotions. Just as in Chinese and Japanese, this can also refer to your circumstances or your facts of life in Korean.

This is also the original Korean Hanja for the surname Jeong (정).

In Japanese, this can be the surname Sei.

Devotion / Enthusiasm

China rè chéng
Japan nessei
Devotion / Enthusiasm

熱誠 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

It can mean earnestness, enthusiasm, ardor, zeal, devotion, spirit, or fervor.

Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

China huó lì
Japan katsuryoku
Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

This Chinese/Japanese/Korean word can be defined as: energy; vitality; vigor; vital force; enthusiasm; energetic; dynamism.

Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

China huó lì sì shè
Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

This Chinese word can be defined as: dynamic; enthusiastic; energetic; vitality.

This is the more robust 4-character version of this word. The short version consists of the first two characters: 活力. This 4-character version is commonly used only in Chinese.

Enthusiasm

China rè qíng
Enthusiasm

This Chinese and Korean word for enthusiasm can also be translated as "Passion for a cause."

Enthusiasm is being cheerful, happy, and full of spirit. It is doing something wholeheartedly and eagerly. When you are enthusiastic, you have a positive attitude.

In some context, this could have a meaning of being extremely fond of something or having a fondness for a cause or person.


This Chinese word can also be translated as "sincere and warm" or literally "warm sentiment / affection."


See Also:  Motivation | Commitment | Tenacity | Happiness

Enthusiasm / Warm-Hearted

China rè xīn
Japan nesshin
Enthusiasm / Warm-Hearted

熱心 is another version of Enthusiasm in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja. This literally means "warm-hearted" (can also mean warm-spirited or warm-souled).

熱心 is also used to express the ideas of earnestness or eagerness.

Can mean "zeal" in Japanese.


See Also:  Happiness

Pleasure

China
Japan yu
Pleasure

愉 can be defined as pleasure, well-pleased, contented, and happy.

Note: 愉 is no longer in common use in Japanese.

Best Love / Most Sincere Love

China zhì ài
Best Love / Most Sincere Love

This can mean the best love or most sincere love of your life. This could be a romantic love such as the love you have for your spouse or a boyfriend / girlfriend. It can also apply to the extreme love you have for your children or a parent, and maybe a really good friend.


See Also:  I Love You

Best Love / Most Sincere Love

Japan moai
Best Love / Most Sincere Love

This Japanese word means the best love, beloved, or most sincere love of your life. This could be a romantic love such as the love you have for your spouse or a boyfriend / girlfriend. It can also apply to the extreme love you have for your children or a parent, and maybe a really good friend.

Dedication

Dedicated to One Thing
China zhuān yòng
Dedication

專用 is the kind of dedication you might have to your job, or a person.

Trivia: It is the same word used as an adjective in front of the word for "network" to say "dedicated network" in Chinese.

Please note: While this is a word in Korean, the meaning is private or "exclusive use." So this is best if your audience is Chinese.


See Also:  Devotion | Tenacious | Commitment

Dedication

Japan sennen
Dedication

専唸 is the Japanese word for dedication. It means "give undivided attention" or "devote oneself to (something)."

Note: This can be pronounced in Korean but it's not a commonly used term.


See Also:  Devotion | Tenacious | Commitment

Desire

China kě wàng
Desire

This Chinese word can mean desirous, wishful, or simply desire.

The first character means to thirst for [something], or to be thirsty. The second character means to hope for, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something. The combined meaning of these two characters changes a bit but I think it's nice to know the individual meanings to give you a better understanding of where a word comes from.

Korean definitions of this word include craving, longing, and thirst for knowledge.

Desire / Longing / Craving

China
Japan yoku
Desire / Longing / Craving

慾 means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, avarice, and craving.

慾 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

The context in which this character is used, determines whether the meaning is good or bad. As a single character on a wall scroll, you get to decide what the definition is to you (hopefully more toward desire than greed).


Japanese DesirePlease note that Japanese use a simplified version of this character - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of desire.

Desire / Craving

China yù wàng
Japan yokubou
Desire / Craving

The first character of this word means desire, longing, hunger, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving, or wish. The second character means to hope for, ambition, to desire, to aspire, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something.

Together, they create a word that means strong desire, while some might translate it as "lust."

Desire / Wish / Aspiration

China yuàn wàng
Japan gan bou
Desire / Wish / Aspiration

願望 means desire, wish, or aspiration in Chinese and Japanese.

Determination

China jué xīn
Japan kesshin
Determination

This Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word holds the dictionary definition of "determination" but literally means, "determined heart."

The first character means "to determine" or "determined."

The second character means "heart," "mind" or "soul," so you can imagine that this form of "determination" partially means to put your heart into something. It can also be translated as resolve, resolution, or decision (as in a decision made and followed).


See Also:  Devotion | Tenacious | Dedication | Will-Power

Diligence

China qín miǎn
Japan kinben
Diligence

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you to get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.

勤勉 can also be translated as industry, industrious, assiduity, assiduous, diligent, or sedulity.


See Also:  Hard Work | Tenacity | Commitment | Passion for a Cause

Love

China ài
Japan ai
Love

愛 is a very universal character. It means love in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, old Korean Hanja, and old Vietnamese.

愛 is one of the most recognized Asian symbols in the west, and is often seen on tee-shirts, coffee mugs, tattoos, and more.

愛 can also be defined as affection, to be fond of, to like, or to be keen on. It often refers to romantic love, and is found in phrases like, "I love you." But in Chinese, one can say, "I love that movie" using this character as well.

This can also be a pet-name or part of a pet-name in the way we say "dear" or "honey" in English.


It's very common for couples to say "I love you" in Chinese. However, in Japanese, "love" is not a term used very often. In fact, a person is more likely to say "I like you" rather than "I love you" in Japanese. So this word is well-known but seldom spoken.


More about this character:

This may be hard to imagine as a westerner but the strokes at the top of this love character symbolize family & marriage.

心The symbol in the middle is a little easier to identify. It is the character for "heart" (it can also mean "mind" or "soul"). I guess you can say that no matter if you are from the East or the West, you must put your heart into your love.

友The strokes at the bottom create a modified character that means "friend" or "friendship."

I suppose you could say that the full meaning of this love character is to love your family, spouse, and friends with all of your heart, since all three elements exist in this character.


See Also:  I Love You | Caring | Benevolence | Friendliness | Double Happiness Happy Marriage Wall Scroll

Motivation

China dòng lì
Japan douryoku
Motivation

This word can be used for motivation - it can also mean power / motion / propulsion / force. It can be anything internal or external that keeps you going.

This is the safest way to express motivation in Chinese. If your audience is Japanese, please see the other entry for motivation. This is a word in Japanese and Korean but it means "motive power" or "kinetic energy" (without the motivation meaning that you are probably looking for).


See Also:  Enthusiasm

Motivation

Japan yaruki
Motivation

やる気 means motivation in Japanese. It also can be translated as willingness (e.g. to do something), eagerness, inspiration, determination, totally willing, fully motivated, and high aspirations.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Enthusiasm

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Novel Title
China sān guó yǎn yì
Romance of the Three Kingdoms

三國演義 is the Chinese title for The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong.

三國演義 is one of the most famous novels of Chinese literature.

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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
Lust
Desire
Passion
情欲jouyoku / joyokuqíng yù / qing2 yu4 / qing yu / qingyu ch`ing yü / chingyü / ching yü
Passionate Love
Ardent Love and Devotion
熱愛
热爱
netsu ai / netsuairè ài / re4 ai4 / re ai / reai je ai / jeai
Romantic Passion 激情gekijou / gekijojī qíng / ji1 qing2 / ji qing / jiqing chi ch`ing / chiching / chi ching
Passion for a Cause 熱情
热情
netsujou / netsujorè qíng / re4 qing2 / re qing / reqing je ch`ing / jeching / je ching
Enthusiasm
Passion for a Cause
情熱
情热
jou netsu / jounetsu / jo netsu / jonetsuqíng rè / qing2 re4 / qing re / qingre ch`ing je / chingje / ching je
Passions
Feelings
Emotions
jou / nasake
jo / nasake
jo/nasake
qíng / qing2 / qing ch`ing / ching
Devotion
Enthusiasm
熱誠
热诚
nessei / neseirè chéng / re4 cheng2 / re cheng / recheng je ch`eng / jecheng / je cheng
Dynamic Energy
Enthusiasm
活力katsuryokuhuó lì / huo2 li4 / huo li / huoli
Dynamic Energy
Enthusiasm
活力四射huó lì sì shè
huo2 li4 si4 she4
huo li si she
huolisishe
huo li ssu she
huolissushe
Enthusiasm 熱情
热情
rè qíng / re4 qing2 / re qing / reqing je ch`ing / jeching / je ching
Enthusiasm
Warm-Hearted
熱心
热心
nesshin / neshinrè xīn / re4 xin1 / re xin / rexin je hsin / jehsin
Pleasure yuyú / yu2 / yu
Best Love
Most Sincere Love
至愛
至爱
zhì ài / zhi4 ai4 / zhi ai / zhiai chih ai / chihai
Best Love
Most Sincere Love
最愛moai
Dedication 專用
专用
zhuān yòng
zhuan1 yong4
zhuan yong
zhuanyong
chuan yung
chuanyung
Dedication 専唸
専念
sennen
Desire 渴望kě wàng / ke3 wang4 / ke wang / kewang k`o wang / kowang / ko wang
Desire
Longing
Craving

yokuyù / yu4 / yu
Desire
Craving
欲望yokubou / yokuboyù wàng / yu4 wang4 / yu wang / yuwang yü wang / yüwang
Desire
Wish
Aspiration
願望
愿望
gan bou / ganbou / gan bo / ganboyuàn wàng
yuan4 wang4
yuan wang
yuanwang
yüan wang
yüanwang
Determination 決心
决心
kesshin / keshinjué xīn / jue2 xin1 / jue xin / juexin chüeh hsin / chüehhsin
Diligence 勤勉kinbenqín miǎn / qin2 mian3 / qin mian / qinmian ch`in mien / chinmien / chin mien
Love
aiài / ai4 / ai
Motivation 動力
动力
douryoku / doryokudòng lì / dong4 li4 / dong li / dongli tung li / tungli
Motivation やる気yaruki
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義
三国演义
sān guó yǎn yì
san1 guo2 yan3 yi4
san guo yan yi
sanguoyanyi
san kuo yen i
sankuoyeni
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.



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