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  1. Fierce
  2. Ardent / Fierce
  3. Fierce Tiger
  4. Fierce / Ferocity
  5. Swift Fierce and Daring
  6. Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial
  7. Furinkazan
  8. Extreme Faithfulness
  9. Ghost Demon


Fierce

China jī liè
Japan geki retsu
Fierce Wall Scroll

激烈 means fierce in Chinese, and has a similar meaning in Japanese Kanji. This can also be translated as intense, violent, vehement, furious, or fervent. 激烈 is more the violent version of fierce in Korean.

Fierce

Japan ara ara shii / ararashi
Fierce Wall Scroll

This Japanese word means fierce.

This can also be translated as rough, wild, rude, harsh, gruff, or violent, depending on context.


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

Ardent / Fierce

China liè
Japan retsu
Ardent / Fierce Wall Scroll

This Chinese word means ardent; intense; fierce; stern; upright; to give one's life for a noble cause.

In another context, this character can refer to one's exploits or achievements.

In Buddhist context, this is burning, fierce, virtuous and/or heroic.

While technically, it had the same meaning in Japanese, it's usually a female given name, Retsu in Japanese these days.

Fierce Tiger

China měng hǔ
Japan mou ko
Fierce Tiger Wall Scroll

猛虎 means "fierce tiger" or "ferocious tiger" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Fierce / Ferocity

Japan dou mou
Fierce / Ferocity Wall Scroll

獰猛 is a Japanese word that means fierce, ferocity, savage, or truculence.

獰猛 is often romanized as "domo."

Swift Fierce and Daring

China piāo hàn
Japan hyoukan
Swift Fierce and Daring Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word means "swift and fierce," referring to one's fierceness, daring, and speed.

Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial

China
Japan bu
Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial Wall Scroll

This character is the essence or spirit of a warrior. This character is part of the word "wu shu" which is sometimes translated as "martial arts" or "kung fu."

In more modern speech and other context, this can mean military, martial, warlike, fierce, and perhaps violent but usually as a prefix for a longer word or phrase.

Furinkazan

military strategy
China fēng lín huǒ shān
Japan fuu rin ka zan
Furinkazan Wall Scroll

風林火山 is the battle strategy and proverb of Japanese feudal lord Takeda Shingen (1521–1573 A.D.).

This came from the Art of War by Chinese strategist and tactician Sun Tzu (Sunzi).

You can think of this as a sort of abbreviation to remind officers and troops how to conduct battle.

風林火山 is literally a word list: Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain.

The more expanded meaning is supposed to be...

"Swift as the wind, quiet as the forest, fierce as fire, and immovable as a mountain"

"As fast as the wind, as quiet as the forest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain"

"Move as swift as the wind, stay as silent as a forest, attack as fierce as fire, undefeatable defense like a mountain"

"Move swiftly like the wind, stay silent like the forest, attack fiercely like fire, take tactical position on the mountain"


See Also:  Art of War

Extreme Faithfulness

Japan tei retsu
Extreme Faithfulness Wall Scroll

貞烈 is the Japanese Kanji for, "Extreme Faithfulness."

The first Kanji means "firm adherence to one's principles," chastity (of a woman), chaste, etc.

The second Kanji means ardent, intense, fierce, stern, upright, to give one's life for a noble cause, exploits, achievements, virtuous, and in some contexts, heroic.

Now you get the idea why this refers to someone who is extremely faithful (to a cause, themselves, their religious beliefs, or their philosophy.

Ghost Demon

China guǐ
Japan oni
Ghost Demon Wall Scroll

This word can mean ghost, ogre, demon, or "spirit of a deceased person," in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

In some context, it can also mean sly, crafty, ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.)

This can also be the "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions in Chinese folklore).

An extended list of meanings includes: departed; dead; a disembodied spirit; dead person; evil being; hungry ghost.




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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
Fierce 激烈geki retsu / gekiretsujī liè / ji1 lie4 / ji lie / jilie chi lieh / chilieh
Fierce 荒荒しいara ara shii / ararashi
araarashii / ararashi
ara ara shi / ararashi
araarashi/ararashi
Ardent
Fierce
retsuliè / lie4 / lie lieh
Fierce Tiger 猛虎mou ko / mouko / mo ko / mokoměng hǔ / meng3 hu3 / meng hu / menghu
Fierce
Ferocity
獰猛dou mou / doumou / do mo / domo
Swift Fierce and Daring 剽悍hyoukan / hyokanpiāo hàn / piao1 han4 / piao han / piaohan p`iao han / piaohan / piao han
Warrior Essence
Warrior Spirit
Martial
buwǔ / wu3 / wu
Furinkazan 風林火山
风林火山
fuu rin ka zan
fuurinkazan
fu rin ka zan
furinkazan
fēng lín huǒ shān
feng1 lin2 huo3 shan1
feng lin huo shan
fenglinhuoshan
Extreme Faithfulness 貞烈tei retsu / teiretsu
Ghost Demon oniguǐ / gui3 / gui kuei
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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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!

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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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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