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Quick links to words on this page...
| 1. Danger
3. Crisis equals Danger plus Opportunity?
4. Tiger Rumor
5. Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself,...
| 6. Geisha / Geigi|
7. Bravery / Courage
8. Whore / Mysterious Woman
9. Geisha of Unequalled Talent
10. Better Late Than Never
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A dangerous character in every way
This means danger, peril or "to endanger". If you live a dangerous life, or want to subtly warn others that you are a dangerous person, this may be the selection for you.
If you lead a life of adventure (like I do), this wall scroll is for you.
There is a modern Japanese Kanji version of this word (shown to the right), but it more specifically means exploration or expedition rather than adventure. The version shown at the upper left is actually the old/ancient Japanese version used before WWII. Let us know if you want the modern Japanese version.
Chinese and Korean
This is another Chinese and Korean word for "Adventure". This is more of a "risk-taking" version of adventure.
This is a common Japanese way to say "Adventure".
Crisis equals Danger plus Opportunity?
Separately, the first character here does mean "danger" or "to endanger" and the second character can mean "opportunity".
sān rén chéng hǔ
These four characters together relay the meaning that can be expressed in English as, "When three people say there's a tiger running in the street, you believe it".
Before minister Pang Cong departed, he asked his king, "If one person told you there was a tiger running in the street, would you believe it?".
"No", the king said.
While the minister was gone, the king's enemies gossiped about minister Pang Cong on many occasions. At first, the king thought nothing of these comments and rumors. But slowly as the rumors mounted, the king began to suspect ill of his minister.
This is from Sun Tzu's (Sunzi's) Art of War. It means that if you know and understand the enemy, you also know yourself, and thus with this complete understanding, you cannot lose.
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Geisha / Geigi
(Danger: Means prostitute in Japanese and Chinese!)
This is how to refer to a geisha that offers "special services". Please don't order this, it's only here for reference. This is not appropriate for custom calligraphy!
Bravery / Courage
Courage in the face of Fear
This word is about courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don't give up. You try new things. You admit mistakes. This kind of courage is the willingness to take action in the face of danger and peril.
See Also... Warrior
Whore / Mysterious Woman
Danger: Means prostitute in Japanese!
This literally means "Mysterious Person/Woman". In Japanese this is associated with a "geisha", which matches this definition of "mysterious woman". However, this is the colloquial way to say "professional geisha" or "expert prostitute" in Japanese. It therefore might not be what you want on your wall.
Notes: This is a "Japanese only" term, though a Chinese person who sees these characters will think of a geisha or an alluring Japanese female musician.
Geisha of Unequalled Talent
(Danger: Can mean prostitute!)
In Japanese this means "distinguished/talented/beautiful geisha". The meaning in Chinese (and the deeper meaning in Japanese) would be "distinguished/talented/beautiful prostitute".
Better Late Than Never
It's Never Too Late Too Mend
wáng yáng bǔ láo yóu wèi wéi wǎn
Long ago in what is now China, there were many kingdoms throughout the land. This time period is known as "The Warring States Period" by historians because these kingdoms often did not get along with each other.
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.
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Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...
Believe in Ones Self
Forgive Me of My Sins
In God We Trust
With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
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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
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Adventure||探险 / 探険|
|Crisis equals Danger plus Opportunity?||危机|
|n/a||sān rén chéng hǔ|
san ren cheng hu
san jen ch`eng hu
|san1 ren2 cheng2 hu3|
san jen cheng hu
|Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself, and You Cannot Lose||知彼知己百战不殆|
|n/a||zhí bǐ zhí jī bǎi zhàn bú dài|
zhi bi zhi ji bai zhan bu dai
chih pi chih chi pai chan pu tai
|zhi2 bi3 zhi2 ji1 bai3 zhan4 bu2 dai4|
|Geisha / Geigi||芸妓|
|Bravery / Courage||勇敢|
|Whore / Mysterious Woman||玄人|
|Geisha of Unequalled Talent||名妓|
|Better Late Than Never||亡羊补牢犹未为晚|
|n/a||wáng yáng bǔ láo yóu wèi wéi wǎn|
wang yang bu lao you wei wei wan
wang yang pu lao yu wei wei wan
|wang2 yang2 bu3 lao2 you2 wei4 wei2 wan3|
If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "dangerous" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.
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