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| 1. Fire
2. Will of Fire
3. Fire Tiger
4. Fire Horse
5. Fire Snake
| 6. Green Fire|
7. Fire Dragon
8. Sacred Fire
9. Fire and Water Have No Mercy
火 is the symbol for fire, flame, or blaze in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Fire is one of the five elements that ancient Chinese believed all things were composed of. These elements are also part of the cycle of Chinese astrology. Every person has both an animal sign, and one of the five elements according to the date of their birth. See also Five Elements and Chinese 12 Animals / Zodiac.
See Also: Five Elements
火虎 is the Chinese and Japanese title for "fire tiger".
If you were born between 9 Feb 1986 and 28 Jan 1987, or between 13 Feb 1926 and 1 Feb 1927, you are a fire tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac.
There are 12 animals and 5 elements in the cycle. Therefore, the fire tiger comes around once every 60 years. The next will be in 2046.
The branch of the zodiac for tiger is written 寅 when dating ancient documents and artwork, but 虎 is the way to write the character for an actual tiger.
聖火 is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean term that applies to the sacred fire of the ancient Greek Olympic torch or games.
This could also apply to other sacred or holy fires, as it can be a somewhat generic term.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Fire||火||hi||huǒ / huo3 / huo|
|Will of Fire||火の意志||hi no ishi / hinoishi|
|Fire Tiger||火虎||hi tora / hitora||huǒ hǔ / huo3 hu3 / huo hu / huohu|
|oma hi / omahi||huǒ mǎ / huo3 ma3 / huo ma / huoma|
|Fire Snake||火蛇||hi hebi / hihebi||huǒ shé / huo3 she2 / huo she / huoshe|
|lú huǒ chún qīng
lu2 huo3 chun2 qing1
lu huo chun qing
|lu huo ch`un ch`ing
lu huo chun ching
|hi ryuu / hiryuu / hi ryu / hiryu||huǒ lóng / huo3 long2 / huo long / huolong||huo lung / huolung|
|Fire and Water Have No Mercy||水火無情|
|shuǐ huǒ wú qíng
shui3 huo3 wu2 qing2
shui huo wu qing
|shui huo wu ch`ing
shui huo wu ching
|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.
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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.
Some people may refer to this entry as Fire Kanji, Fire Characters, Fire in Mandarin Chinese, Fire Characters, Fire in Chinese Writing, Fire in Japanese Writing, Fire in Asian Writing, Fire Ideograms, Chinese Fire symbols, Fire Hieroglyphics, Fire Glyphs, Fire in Chinese Letters, Fire Hanzi, Fire in Japanese Kanji, Fire Pictograms, Fire in the Chinese Written-Language, or Fire in the Japanese Written-Language.