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Happy Birthday

China shēng rì kuài lè
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This is how to write "Happy Birthday" in Chinese. The first two characters mean "birthday," and the second two characters mean "happiness," or rather a wish for happiness.

Because a birthday only lasts one day per year, we strongly suggest that you find an appropriate and personal calligraphy gift that can be hung in the recipient's home year round.

Happy Birthday

Japan shuku tan jou bi
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This is the shortest way to write "Happy Birthday" in Japanese. The first Kanji means "wish" or "express good wishes," and the last three characters mean "birthday."

Because a birthday only lasts one day per year, we strongly suggest that you find an appropriate and personal calligraphy gift that can be hung in the recipient's home year round.

Happy Birthday

Japan tan jou bi o me de tou
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This is a verbose way to write "Happy Birthday" in Japanese. The first part says "birthday" and the last 5 Kanji mean "congratulations."


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


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ハピバー

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Japanese hapibaa / hapiba ハピバー
Japanese (interjection) (abbreviation) (slang) Happy Birthday

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生日快樂


生日快乐

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Mandarin shēng rì kuài lè / sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
Taiwan sheng jih k`uai le / sheng jih kuai le
Chinese Happy birthday
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Happy Birthday

ハッピバー

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Japanese happibaa / happiba ハッピバー
Japanese (interjection) (abbreviation) (slang) Happy Birthday

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お誕生日おめでとう

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Japanese otanjoubiomedetou / otanjobiomedeto おたんじょうびおめでとう
Japanese (expression) Happy Birthday

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ハッピーバースデー

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Japanese happiibaasudee / happibasudee ハッピーバースデー
Japanese (interjection) Happy Birthday

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ハッピーバースデイ

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Japanese happiibaasudei / happibasude ハッピーバースデイ
Japanese (interjection) Happy Birthday

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ハッピー・バースデー

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Japanese happii baasudee / happi basudee ハッピー・バースデー
Japanese (interjection) Happy Birthday

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ハッピー・バースデイ

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Japanese happii baasudei / happi basude ハッピー・バースデイ
Japanese (interjection) Happy Birthday

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誕生日おめでとうございます

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Japanese tanjoubiomedetougozaimasu / tanjobiomedetogozaimasu たんじょうびおめでとうございます
Japanese (expression) Happy Birthday

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お誕生日おめでとうございます

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Japanese otanjoubiomedetougozaimasu / otanjobiomedetogozaimasu おたんじょうびおめでとうございます
Japanese (expression) Happy Birthday

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御誕生日おめでとうございます

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Japanese otanjoubiomedetougozaimasu / otanjobiomedetogozaimasu おたんじょうびおめでとうございます
Japanese (expression) Happy Birthday

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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
Happy Birthday 生日快樂
生日快乐
shēng rì kuài lè
sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
sheng ri kuai le
shengrikuaile
sheng jih k`uai le
shengjihkuaile
sheng jih kuai le
Happy Birthday 祝誕生日shuku tan jou bi
shukutanjoubi
shuku tan jo bi
shukutanjobi
Happy Birthday 誕生日おめでとうtan jou bi o me de tou
tanjoubiomedetou
tan jo bi o me de to
tanjobiomedeto

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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