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土星 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for the planet Saturn.
The literal meaning of these characters is "earth star". The earth character is on of the five elements of Chinese culture. This earth character regards soil or dirt, not the planet Earth.
Saturn has been titled 土星 for at least 2000 years.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your five star search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| wǔ xīng jí / wu3 xing1 ji2
wu hsing chi
| five-star (hotel)
More info / calligraphy:
| xīng sù / xing1 su4
| constellation (arch., now 星座); one of the 28 constellations of traditional Chinese astronomy and astrology; motion of stars since one's birth (predetermining one's fate in astrology)
(1) (astron) constellation; (2) (astron) (archaism) mansion (any of the Chinese constellations used to divide the ecliptic into 28 positions); (3) (astron) Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
The twenty-eight Chinese constellations 二十八宿; also the twenty-eight nakṣatras; the 十二宮 twelve rāṣi, or zodiacal mansions; and the 七曜 seven mobile stars: sun, moon, and five graha or planets; all which are used as auguries in 星占法 astrology. A list giving Sanskrit and Chinese names, etc･, is given in 佛學大辭典, pp. 1579-1 580.
| hóng xīng / hong2 xing1
| red star; five pointed star as symbol or communism or proletariat; hot film star; Hongxing district of Yichun city 伊春市[Yi1 chun1 shi4], Heilongjiang
(surname) Akaboshi; (surname) Akahoshi
| faibusutaa / faibusuta ファイブスター
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|wǔ xīng jí|
wu3 xing1 ji2
wu xing ji
|wu hsing chi
|Saturn||土星||to shou / toshou / to sho / tosho||tǔ xīng / tu3 xing1 / tu xing / tuxing||t`u hsing / tuhsing / tu hsing|
|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.
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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.
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