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Divine in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Divine Blessing
  2. Divine Grace
  3. Divine Love
  4. Divine Light
  5. Divine Spirit
  6. Divine Protection
  7. Kamikaze / Divine Wind
  8. Grace of God / Divine Blessing
  9. Johrei / Jyorei
10. Spirit / Spiritual Essence


Divine Blessing

China bì yòu
Divine Blessing Vertical Wall Scroll

庇佑 / 庇祐 is a Chinese way to say "divine blessing."

This can also mean: to bless; to protect; divine protection.

Also written as 庇祐 (variant second character).

Divine Grace

China tiān yòu
Japan ten yuu
Divine Grace Vertical Wall Scroll

天佑 is a Chinese and Japanese word that means divine aid, divine grace, Heaven blessed, or providential help.

Some Chinese people will use this to infer that this means a home or family blessed by heaven or God. 天佑 is the shortest way to express that idea anyway.

Divine Love

Japan kami no ai
Divine Love Vertical Wall Scroll

神の愛 is "divine love" in Japanese.

You could also translate as "God's Love."

Divine Light

China líng guāng
Divine Light Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese word means "divine light."

This can refer to the glow or halo around the Buddha. It can also be a miraculous column of light.

In slang, it can be like saying "jolly good!".

Divine Spirit

China yù yǐng
Japan goei
Divine Spirit Vertical Wall Scroll

御影 is a Japanese word that means divine spirit, or honorific language for "spirit of the dead."

This can also refer to an image of a deity, buddha, royal, noble, etc.)

In Buddhist context, it can mean (wooden) images of saints or deities.

御影 is also a Japanese name, Mikage.


Note: This is also a word in Chinese but not used very often in China (except perhaps by certain Buddhists).

Divine Protection

China jiā hù
Japan ka go
Divine Protection Vertical Wall Scroll

加護 is Japanese for "divine protection" or "the saving grace of God."

Please consider this blessing to be Japanese only. This can have the same meaning in the context of Buddhism in Chinese but it's also a nickname for "intensive care" at Chinese hospitals.

Note: My Japanese translator says this is not very commonly used in Japanese. I added this because a customer asked for it. There is not really a better Japanese phrase to express this idea - so this is it if you want it.

Kamikaze / Divine Wind

Japan kami kaze
Kamikaze / Divine Wind Vertical Wall Scroll

神風 is the famous title used during WWII to describe Japanese fighter plane pilots, many of whom performed suicide attacks by flying their planes into ships and other Allied targets.

The Japanese word, Kamikaze actually means "divine wind."


See Also:  Kamikaze

Grace of God / Divine Blessing

Japan shin kei
Grace of God / Divine Blessing Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be translated as, "God's Blessing," "Blessed by God," or "Divine Blessing" in Japanese Kanji.

Johrei / Jyorei

Japan jourei
Johrei / Jyorei Vertical Wall Scroll

Jyorei or Johrei is a healing art that uses divine light to dissolve the spiritual impurities that are the source of all physical, emotional, and personal problems.

This is a Japanese title that can refer to the purification of spirit described above, but this is also the word for exorcism in Japanese.


Romanization variations include Jyorei, Johrei, Jourei and Jore. Regardless of romanization, the actual pronunciation is like "Joe Ray."

Spirit / Spiritual Essence

China shén
Japan shin / kami
Spirit / Spiritual Essence Vertical Wall Scroll

神 is the simplest way to write spirit in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean.

This single character alone will conjure up ideas of the spiritual world. 神 can also be translated as "vital awareness" as in the fact that one must know they exist to exist (I think, therefore, I am).

Other translations include:
God, deity, mysterious, divine essence, lively, spiritual being, divinity, supernatural, soul, mind, nerves, and energy. In some extended context it can mean genius or unusual.

Japanese romanizations vary a lot when this character is combined into other words. However, shin is the original pronunciation taken from Chinese into Japanese. You'll also see it romanized as kami, gami, jin, and a few others, depending on context.

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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
Divine Blessing 庇佑 / 庇祐
庇佑
bì yòu / bi4 you4 / bi you / biyou pi yu / piyu
Divine Grace 天佑ten yuu / tenyuu / ten yu / tenyutiān yòu / tian1 you4 / tian you / tianyou t`ien yu / tienyu / tien yu
Divine Love 神の愛kami no ai / kaminoai
Divine Light 靈光
灵光
líng guāng
ling2 guang1
ling guang
lingguang
ling kuang
lingkuang
Divine Spirit 御影goeiyù yǐng / yu4 ying3 / yu ying / yuying yü ying / yüying
Divine Protection 加護
加护
ka go / kagojiā hù / jia1 hu4 / jia hu / jiahu chia hu / chiahu
Kamikaze
Divine Wind
神風
神风
kami kaze / kamikaze
Grace of God
Divine Blessing
神恵 / 神惠
神恵
shin kei / shinkei
Johrei
Jyorei
浄霊 / 浄靈
浄霊 / 浄灵
jourei / jorei
Spirit
Spiritual Essence
shin / kamishén / shen2 / shen
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.

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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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