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  1. Beware of the Lawyers
  2. Defense / Defend
  3. Fidelity / Personal Integrity / Honor
  4. God Bless You...
  5. Guard
  6. Guardian Angel
  7. Nurse
  8. Omoi
  9. Protector
10. Warrior
11. Alert / On Guard


Beware of the Lawyers

China xiǎo xīn lǜ shī
Beware of the Lawyers Wall Scroll

提防律師 is kind of a joke. The first two characters mean "guard yourself against (an attack)" or simply "beware." The last two characters can be translated as lawyer, attorney, or solicitor. Separately, those characters mean law/regulation/control and master/expert/teacher. Here, you can see the attorney meaning is pretty clear in the individual characters.

Please note, this is Chinese only (it won't make sense in Japanese, and the last two characters are sometimes translated together as "Buddhist Priest" in Japanese).

Defense / Defend

China fáng
Japan bou
Defense / Defend Wall Scroll

This single Chinese character, and Korean Hanja means to protect, to defend, to guard against, to prevent, to ward off, or to counter.

防 means the same thing in Japanese, though seldom seen alone as a single Kanji. When written alone, it could be the Japanese surname Fusegi.

Fidelity / Personal Integrity / Honor

China cāo shǒu
Japan soushu
Fidelity / Personal Integrity / Honor Wall Scroll

操守 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji for personal integrity, constancy, fidelity, and honor/honour.

The original meaning of the first character is chastity, fidelity, honor/honour, and/or faith.

The second character means to defend, guard, keep watch, be observant.

So, this is about being observant of, and guarding your integrity and honor.

God Bless You
God Be With You

Japan kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
God Bless You / God Be With You Wall Scroll

This is about as close as you can get to, "God Bless You" in Japanese.

This literally means, "[May] God Protect [You]." It can also mean, "God is Always With You," as the word in this phrase that means "protect" can also mean to follow or be with. In fact, the Japanese dictionary entry for that word reads like this: to protect; to guard; to defend; to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide; to observe; to follow.


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

Guard

China qián wèi
Japan zenei
Guard Wall Scroll

前衛 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for advanced guard, vanguard, or avant-garde.

This can also refer to a forward (in soccer / futbol).

Guardian Angel

China shǒu hù tiān shǐ
Japan shu go ten shi
Guardian Angel Wall Scroll

守護天使 is the title used for guardian angel in Chinese and Japanese Kanji. It's used in the same way that we use this title in the west - such as a guardian angel watching out for you, and allowing you to survive a disaster or accident.

The first two characters mean to guard and protect. The second two mean "angel" (literally "Heaven's messenger").

Nurse

China kān hù
Japan kango
Nurse Wall Scroll

看護 is one title (of a few) for nurse in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

In most cases, this title refers to a hospital nurse, those who participate in the art of nursing, and is a term for an army nurse (especially in Japan).

The first character means, "to look after," or "to watch over." The second character means, "to protect," or "to guard."

Omoi

Japan omoi
Omoi Wall Scroll

オモイ is the name Omoi written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

This may refer to the Naruto characters named Omoi. He is a shinobi of Kumogakure, part of the Samui Team, and became the 5th Raikage's personal guard.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Protector

China bǎo hù zhě
Japan hogosha
Protector Wall Scroll

保護者 is the universal word for protector in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means to defend, to protect, to insure or guarantee, to maintain, hold or keep, or to guard.

The second character means to protect.

Together the first and second characters create a word that means to defend, to protect, or to safeguard.

The last character means person.

Add all three characters together, and you have a word that means "protector," one who will protect, guard, and keep you safe.

Some will also translate this word as guardian or patron.


Note: Not a common selection for a wall scroll in Asia.

Protector

China shǒu hù zhě
Japan shu go sha
Protector Wall Scroll

守護者 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for a protector, watcher, or keeper.

The character breakdown:
守護 = to guard; to protect; protection; safeguard.
者 = person; someone of that nature; someone doing that work, the one [who, which].

From this breakdown, you can translate this as, "The one who protects," "Someone who safeguards," or "guardian."

Warrior

China wǔ shì
Japan bu shi
Warrior Wall Scroll

The first character is the spirit or essence of a warrior. The second character means soldier, officer, or official. 武士 is also used appropriately enough to describe a piece of a chess game. This can also be translated as soldier, cavalier, palace guard, or samurai and sometimes as knight. I've occasionally seen this translated as strong man or tough man (gender not necessarily implied).

By far, this is the most common way to write warrior in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Note: In Japanese, this is Bushi, as in Bushido.


See Also:  Knight | Army | Marines | Samurai

Alert / On Guard

Zanshin
Japan zan shin
Alert / On Guard Wall Scroll

残心 is a Japanese Kanji word meaning: continued alertness; unrelaxed alertness; remaining on one's guard; being prepared for a counterstrike. This context is used in martial arts, which is probably why you are looking up this word.

In archery and golf, it can be the follow-through.

In the context of love and relationships, it can be: lingering affection; attachment; regret; regrets; reluctance.




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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
Beware of the Lawyers 提防律師
提防律师
xiǎo xīn lǜ shī
xiao3 xin1 lv4 shi1
xiao xin lv shi
xiaoxinlvshi
hsiao hsin lü shih
hsiaohsinlüshih
Defense
Defend
bou / bofáng / fang2 / fang
Fidelity
Personal Integrity
Honor
操守soushu / soshucāo shǒu / cao1 shou3 / cao shou / caoshou ts`ao shou / tsaoshou / tsao shou
God Bless You
God Be With You
神さまが守るようにkami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
kamisamagamamoruyouni
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
kamisamagamamoruyoni
Guard 前衛
前卫
zeneiqián wèi / qian2 wei4 / qian wei / qianwei ch`ien wei / chienwei / chien wei
Guardian Angel 守護天使
守护天使
shu go ten shi
shugotenshi
shǒu hù tiān shǐ
shou3 hu4 tian1 shi3
shou hu tian shi
shouhutianshi
shou hu t`ien shih
shouhutienshih
shou hu tien shih
Nurse 看護
看护
kangokān hù / kan1 hu4 / kan hu / kanhu k`an hu / kanhu / kan hu
Omoi オモイomoi
Protector 保護者
保护者
hogoshabǎo hù zhě
bao3 hu4 zhe3
bao hu zhe
baohuzhe
pao hu che
paohuche
Protector 守護者
守护者
shu go sha / shugoshashǒu hù zhě
shou3 hu4 zhe3
shou hu zhe
shouhuzhe
shou hu che
shouhuche
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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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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