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2. Fu Dog / Foo Dog
3. Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu
5. There’s No Place Like Home
| 6. Snoopy|
8. Pug / Pekingese
10. Love the Flower, Love the Pot also
犬 is another way to write dog in Chinese and Japanese. Just like we have dog, hound, pooch, canine and other words in English. However, this is NOT the character used to express "Year of the Dog." Although it is the most common way to say/write "dog" in Japanese.
See also our Chinese Zodiac page.
狗 is the character for dog, canine or hound in Chinese.
If you were born in the year of the dog, you . . .
Loyal to your friends and mate.
Never compromise when you think you are right.
Note: Can be pronounced, and means dog in Japanese but feels like a very old word (see our other dog if you need a Japanese dog).
See also our Chinese Zodiac page.
While known in the west as fu dogs or foo dogs, these are actually guardian lions.
These are the lion statues traditionally placed at the entrance of Chinese imperial palaces, imperial tombs, temples, and high-ranking officials' homes. These days, you are more likely to see them at the entrance to a fancy Chinese restaurant.
This title actually means, "stone lion(s)".
鞦田犬 is the Japanese title of the breed of dog known as an Akita. Technically, the title above means "Akita hound" or "Akita Dog." The literal translation of these characters is "autumn field dog."
Note: This title is Japanese only. In China, this breed of dog is referred to as "The Japanese breed" (literally: Japanese hound).
天狗 is the Japanese title for Tengu, which roughly translates as, "heavenly dog."
Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).
The origin is Chinese, though this term is seldom used in Chinese any more. It was a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou)
Although the title contains the word "dog," the tengu are often depicted with human and bird-like characteristics. Sometimes they have large noses or beaks like birds.
狆 is the shortest way to title the Pekingese, Japanese Spaniel, or Pug breed of dog. This title is a little ambiguous.
狆 is also sometimes romanized as "chung."
狢 is a Japanese word that means badger or "raccoon dog" (Nyctereutes procyonoides).
I have included the Chinese and Korean pronunciation above. However, this character is rarely used character in modern Chinese and Korean.
This proverb literally translates as, "If one loves a flower, [one will] love it's pot; [if one really] loves [one's] daughter, [one will also] love [one's] son-in-law."
Figuratively, is similar to the English proverbs:
Love me, love my dog.
Love for a person extends even to the crows on his roof.
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Dog||犬||inu||quǎn / quan3 / quan||ch`üan / chüan|
|Dog||狗||inu / ku||gǒu / gou3 / gou||kou|
|shí shī zi
shi2 shi1 zi5
shi shi zi
|shih shih tzu
|aki ta inu / akitainu|
|Tengu||天狗||ten gu / tengu||tiān gǒu / tian1 gou3 / tian gou / tiangou||t`ien kou / tienkou / tien kou|
|There’s No Place Like Home||金窩銀窩不如自己的狗窩|
|jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de gǒu wō
jin1 wo1 yin2 wo1 bu4 ru2 zi4 ji3 de5 gou3 wo1
jin wo yin wo bu ru zi ji de gou wo
|chin wo yin wo pu ju tzu chi te kou wo|
|Snoopy||スヌーピー||sunuupii / sunupi|
|Snoopy||史努比||shǐ nǔ bǐ
shi3 nu3 bi3
shi nu bi
|shih nu pi
|Inuyasha||犬夜叉||inu ya sha / inuyasha||quǎn yè chà
quan3 ye4 cha4
quan ye cha
|ch`üan yeh ch`a
chüan yeh cha
|狆||chin||zhòng / zhong4 / zhong||chung|
|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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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.
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.
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.
Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.
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