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Bamboo

China zhú
Japan take
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This is the character that means bamboo in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. In Asian cultures, bamboo is often seen as a symbol of a noble gentleman (being tall, straight, and honest).

There are also some multi-character bamboo words that regard individual bamboo plants, species of bamboo, bamboo as lumber, and edible bamboo shoots. However, this single-character seems most appropriate for a wall scroll, and covers the whole category of Asian bamboo.

Bamboo Moon

China yuè zhú
Japan tsuki take
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This 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).

Even The 100-Foot Bamboo Can Grow One More Foot

China bǎi chǐ gān tóu gèng jìng yī bù
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This proverb literally translates as: [Even a] one-hundred foot [tall] bamboo [can] progress even one [more] step.

Figuratively, this means: After having achieved a fair degree of success, one should try to do still better.

Green Plum and Bamboo Horse

Innocent Children's Games
China qīng méi zhú mǎ
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This literally means, "green plums and hobby-horse." Figuratively, it means, "innocent children's games," "childhood sweethearts," or "a couple who grew up as childhood friends."

This phrase may sound a little strange as it's a kind of Chinese proverb or idiom. It makes much more sense in Chinese than English.


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Characters
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Mandarin suǎn / suan3
Taiwan suan
Chinese ancient utensil for washing rice (or being used as a plate); ancient bamboo container for hats

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Mandarin zhàn / zhan4
Taiwan chan
Japanese kakehashi かけはし
Chinese Japanese variant of 棧|栈[zhan4]
Japanese (1) frame (i.e. of a sliding door); (2) crosspiece; bar; (3) sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut); (4) rung (of a ladder); (1) suspension bridge; viaduct; temporary bridge; (2) mediation; go-between; (1) (abbreviation) sheathing (under thatched roofing); (2) lath (used as a foundation for a mud plaster wall); (3) decorative rafters (of alternating wood and bamboo); (surname) Kakehashi

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Mandarin guàng // guāng / guang4 // guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese woven wood and bamboo utensil; classifier for threads and strings; see 桄榔[guang1 lang2]

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese bamboo conduit; wooden peg; spout; same as 筧|笕

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Mandarin zhàn / zhan4
Taiwan chan
Japanese kakebashi かけばし
 kakehashi かけはし
Chinese a wooden or bamboo pen for sheep or cattle; wood or bamboo trestlework; a warehouse
Japanese (surname) Kakebashi; (surname) Kakehashi

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese material (such as rocks, earth, bamboo etc) used to hastily repair a dike; (literary) door bar (vertical bar used to prevent the horizontal movement of a door bolt)

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Mandarin chá / cha2
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Chinese a raft made of bamboo or wood; to fell trees; to hew

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Mandarin shàn / shan4
Taiwan shan
Chinese bamboo fish trap; used in names of places connected with Shantou 汕頭|汕头[Shan4 tou2]

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Chinese weapon handle of bamboo strips

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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese short slender pointed piece of metal, bamboo etc; skewer; prod used to extract samples from sacks of grain etc; (dialect) to stick in; to bolt (a door); to arrange (flowers in a vase); to graft (tree); to pedicure; to peel (an apple etc)

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Mandarin zhú / zhu2
Taiwan chu
Japanese take ちくさき
Chinese bamboo; CL:棵[ke1],支[zhi1],根[gen1]
Japanese (1) bamboo; (2) middle (of a three-tier ranking system); (surname) Chikusaki; (personal name) Takematsu; (personal name) Takehana; (surname) Taketaka; (personal name) Takesue; (surname) Takezaki; (surname) Takesaki; (p,s,f) Take
veṇu, bamboo.
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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese riyuu / riyu りゆう
 ryuu / ryu りゅう
 kasa かさ
Chinese bamboo rain hat
Japanese (1) conical hat (East-Asian style); coolie hat; (2) something shaped like a conical hat; shade (of a lamp); (personal name) Riyuu; (surname) Ryuu; (surname) Kasa

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Chinese square bamboo container for food or clothing

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Mandarin/ da2
Taiwan ta
Chinese rough bamboo mat; surname Da

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Mandarin/ zi3
Taiwan tzu
Chinese bamboo mat; bed mat

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Mandarin líng / ling2
Taiwan ling
Chinese bamboo screen

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Mandarin fàn / fan4
Taiwan fan
Chinese bamboo mold

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Japanese sasazaki ささざき
 sasaki ささき
 sasa ささ
Japanese bamboo grass; generally smaller species of running bamboo that do not shed their sheaths (e.g. Sasa spp.); (surname) Sasazaki; (surname) Sasaki; (surname, female given name) Sasa

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Mandarin zhào / zhao4
Taiwan chao
Japanese zaru ざる
Chinese loosely woven bamboo ladle
Japanese (1) (kana only) draining basket (traditionally made of bamboo); colander; strainer; sieve; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) zaru soba (soba served on a bamboo draining basket with dipping sauce); (3) (colloquialism) (kana only) strong drinker; someone who can drink like a fish; (surname) Zaru

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Chinese bamboo with black patches

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Mandarin chī / chi1
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese muchi むち
 chi
 shimoto しもと
Chinese to whip with bamboo strips
Japanese (1) whip; lash; scourge; (2) stick; cane; rod; pointer; (archaism) light caning (10-50 times); (archaism) switch (flogging implement made from a branch)

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Mandarin/ ba1
Taiwan pa
Japanese magaki まがき
Chinese an article made of bamboo strips; fence
Japanese (1) (archaism) short roughly woven fence; (2) divider between boxes (i.e. for box seats) in a theatre, etc.; (surname) Magaki

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Mandarin qǐn / qin3
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Chinese smiling countenance; bamboo rope

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Japanese takanna たかんな
Chinese See:
Japanese (1) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) inexperienced doctor; quack; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (place-name) Takanna

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Mandarin sǔn / sun3
Taiwan sun
Japanese takouna / takona たこうな
 takenoko たけのこ
 takanna たかんな
 takamuna たかむな
Chinese bamboo shoot
Japanese (1) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) inexperienced doctor; quack; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) bamboo shoot

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Mandarin kuāng / kuang1
Taiwan k`uang / kuang
Japanese shou / sho しょう
 kobako こばこ
 kyou / kyo きょう
Chinese basket; CL:隻|只[zhi1]
Japanese (1) box; case; chest; package; pack; (2) car (of a train, etc.); (3) shamisen case; shamisen; (4) (colloquialism) public building; community building; (5) (archaism) man who carries a geisha's shamisen; (6) (archaism) receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces); (suf,ctr) (7) counter for boxes (or boxed objects); (archaism) fine-meshed bamboo basket; (personal name) Shou; (given name) Kobako; (personal name) Kyou

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Mandarin jun / jun1
Taiwan chün
Japanese in
Chinese skin of bamboo
bamboo

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Mandarin láng / lang2
Taiwan lang
Chinese young bamboo

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Mandarin/ ju3
Taiwan chü
Japanese hakozaki はこざき
Chinese round bamboo basket
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
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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.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

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See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Bamboo takezhú / zhu2 / zhu chu
Bamboo Moon 月竹tsuki take / tsukitakeyuè zhú / yue4 zhu2 / yue zhu / yuezhu yüeh chu / yüehchu
Even The 100-Foot Bamboo Can Grow One More Foot 百尺竿頭更進一步
百尺竿头更进一步
bǎi chǐ gān tóu gèng jìng yī bù
bai3 chi3 gan1 tou2 geng4 jing4 yi1 bu4
bai chi gan tou geng jing yi bu
baichigantougengjingyibu
pai ch`ih kan t`ou keng ching i pu
pai chih kan tou keng ching i pu
Green Plum and Bamboo Horse 青梅竹馬
青梅竹马
qīng méi zhú mǎ
qing1 mei2 zhu2 ma3
qing mei zhu ma
qingmeizhuma
ch`ing mei chu ma
chingmeichuma
ching mei chu ma

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Bamboo Kanji, Bamboo Characters, Bamboo in Mandarin Chinese, Bamboo Characters, Bamboo in Chinese Writing, Bamboo in Japanese Writing, Bamboo in Asian Writing, Bamboo Ideograms, Chinese Bamboo symbols, Bamboo Hieroglyphics, Bamboo Glyphs, Bamboo in Chinese Letters, Bamboo Hanzi, Bamboo in Japanese Kanji, Bamboo Pictograms, Bamboo in the Chinese Written-Language, or Bamboo in the Japanese Written-Language.










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