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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").
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.
庇護 is not the most common word for a wall scroll but this is the word for protection in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
庇護 is the non-religious, non-superstitious form of protection.
庇護 can be translated as shelter, shield, defend, safeguard, take under one's wing, to put under protection. In certain context, it means to grant asylum or give refuge and sanctuary.
保佑 / 保祐 is the more religious and sometimes superstitious word for protection in Chinese. It's sort of a blessing of protection, and is often translated as "bless and protect," "blessing," or "to bless."
This would be used the protection or blessing that a deity (such as God) would bestow upon you. It is not religion-specific in the same way that a language itself cannot be specific to any religion.
Note: Sometimes the second character is written in the form shown to the right. Let us know if you have a preference when you place your order.
上帝保佑 is a blessing exchanged between Chinese Christians.
The first two characters literally mean God (The God of Zion). The second two characters express the idea of giving protection. Another way to translate this is "May God protect you."
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your guardian angel search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| shugotenshi しゅごてんし
|| guardian angel
More info / calligraphy:
| bǎo hù shén / bao3 hu4 shen2
pao hu shen
| patron saint; guardian angel
| jìng jū tiān / jing4 ju1 tian1
ching chü t`ien / ching chü tien
| The five heavens of purity, in the fourth dhyāna heaven, where the saints dwell who will not return to another rebirth. Also Śuddhāvāsadeva, 'a deva who served as guardian angel to Śākyamuni and brought about his conversion. ' Eitel; Heaven of Pure Abode
| kamisamahotokesama かみさまほとけさま
|| God and Buddha; Gods and Buddhas; one's guardian angel
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|shu go ten shi|
|shǒu hù tiān shǐ|
shou3 hu4 tian1 shi3
shou hu tian shi
|shou hu t`ien shih
shou hu tien shih
|hogosha||bǎo hù zhě|
bao3 hu4 zhe3
bao hu zhe
|pao hu che
|hi go / higo||bì hù / bi4 hu4 / bi hu / bihu||pi hu / pihu|
|Blessings and Protection||保佑 / 保祐|
|bǎo yòu / bao3 you4 / bao you / baoyou||pao yu / paoyu|
|God Bless You|
May God Protect You
|上帝保佑||shàng dì bǎo yòu|
shang4 di4 bao3 you4
shang di bao you
|shang ti pao yu
|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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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.
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