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Giri

(obligation or duty in Japanese)
China yì lǐ
Japan giri
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This term means an obligation or a sense of duty that one may have to their employer, country or culture.

This is a specifically Japanese term, as in Chinese, these two characters form a word that means "religious doctrine" or refers to the argument presented in an essay.

This term has a similar meaning in Korean where is can be translated as justice, sense of duty, loyalty, integrity or obligation.

This is kind of a weird selection for a wall scroll. So this entry is intended more for educational purposes.


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Characters
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

ギリ

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Japanese giri ギリ
Japanese (personal name) Gili; Giri

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義利


义利

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Mandarin yì lì / yi4 li4
Taiwan i li
Japanese giri よしとし
Japanese (male given name) Yoshitoshi; (personal name) Michitoshi
benefit

義理


义理

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Mandarin yì lǐ / yi4 li3
Taiwan i li
Japanese giri よしまさ
Chinese doctrine (esp. religious); argumentation (in a speech or essay)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) duty; sense of duty; honor; honour; decency; courtesy; debt of gratitude; social obligation; (can be adjective with の) (2) in-law; relation by marriage; (given name) Yoshimasa
reason
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誼理


谊理

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Mandarin yí lǐ / yi2 li3
Taiwan i li
Japanese giri
meaning

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議理


议理

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Mandarin yì lǐ / yi4 li3
Taiwan i li
Japanese giri
meaning

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ギリー

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Japanese girii / giri ギリー
Japanese (personal name) Gillie

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義理禪


义理禅

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Mandarin yì lǐ chán / yi4 li3 chan2
Taiwan i li ch`an / i li chan
Japanese giri zen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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無義利


无义利

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Mandarin wú yì lì / wu2 yi4 li4
Taiwan wu i li
Japanese mu giri
useless

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一切義利


一切义利

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Mandarin yī qiè yì lì / yi1 qie4 yi4 li4
Taiwan i ch`ieh i li / i chieh i li
Japanese issai giri
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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甚深義理


甚深义理

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Mandarin shén shēn yì lǐ / shen2 shen1 yi4 li3
Taiwan shen shen i li
Japanese shinshin giri
profound meaning

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能解甚深義理密意


能解甚深义理密意

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Mandarin néng jiě shén shēn yì lǐ mì yì / neng2 jie3 shen2 shen1 yi4 li3 mi4 yi4
Taiwan neng chieh shen shen i li mi i
Japanese nōge jinjin giri mitsui
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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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 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.

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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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Giri 義理
义理
giriyì lǐ / yi4 li3 / yi li / yili i li / ili

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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