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Horse in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Horse
  2. Eight Black Horses
  3. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse
  4. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse,...
  5. Fire Horse
  6. Knight


Horse

Year of the Horse / Zodiac Sign
China
Japan uma
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This is the character for horse in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the horse, you . . .


Are outgoing and active.
Don't give up easily.
Are known to have a bad temper.


See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Eight Black Horses

China hēi bā mǎ
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This is "eight black horses" in Chinese. This is an unusual title for calligraphy, but several people have searched for it so we added it here. Eight horses is a sign of success in business in Chinese culture.

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse

China lóng mǎ jīng shén
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This is an old proverb that is used to wish someone good health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is "The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse". These four characters are often accompanied by four more which mean, "...and the power and prestige of the tiger". Here we are just offering the first part which is considered the short version.

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have an amazing quality. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse, would seem to also be in good health.


Note: In Japanese, this would be read as the spirit of 坂本龍馬 (Sakamoto_Ryōma), a beloved rebel who help abolish the old Japanese feudal system. This can be confusing, so I am declaring this proverb to be Chinese only.

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse,
the Power of a Tiger.

China lóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
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This is an old proverb that is used to wish someone great health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is "The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse, and the power and prestige of the tiger".

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have these qualities. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse, would seem to also be in good health.

Fire Horse

China huǒ mǎ
Japan oma hi
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This is the title, "Fire Horse".

This is not a common title for calligraphy. You might be looking for 丙午, 43rd year of the sexagenary cycle (year of the Fire Horse, renowned for disasters and the birth of women destined to kill their husbands).

Knight

China qí shì
Japan ki shi
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The first character has the element of "horse" in it, and alone can mean "one who rides". Together, these characters can be translated as "riding soldier" or "horseman soldier", which of course can also be translated as "knight".


Can also be translated as "cavalier".


See Also...  Warrior


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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 scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

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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See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Horse
uma
ma
ma3
Eight Black Horses黑八马
黑八馬
n/ahēi bā mǎ
hei ba ma
hei pa ma
hei1 ba1 ma3
heibama
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse龙马精神
龍馬精神
n/alóng mǎ jīng shén
long ma jing shen
lung ma ching shen
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2
longmajingshen
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse, the Power of a Tiger.龙马精神虎虎生威
龍馬精神虎虎生威
n/alóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
long ma jing shen hu hu sheng wei
lung ma ching shen hu hu sheng wei
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2 hu3 hu3 sheng1 wei1
Fire Horse火马
火馬
oma hi
omahi
huǒ mǎ
huo ma
huo3 ma3
huoma
Knight骑士
騎士
ki shi
kishi
qí shì
qi shi
ch`i shih
qi2 shi4
qishi
chishih
chi shih

Some people may refer to this entry as Horse Kanji, Horse Characters, Horse in Mandarin Chinese, Horse Characters, Horse in Chinese Writing, Horse in Japanese Writing, Horse in Asian Writing, Horse Ideograms, Chinese Horse symbols, Horse Hieroglyphics, Horse Glyphs, Horse in Chinese Letters, Horse Hanzi, Horse in Japanese Kanji, Horse Pictograms, Horse in the Chinese Written-Language, or Horse in the Japanese Written-Language.

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