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  1. Kai
  2. Wado-Kai
  3. Wado-Kai Aikido
  4. Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai
  5. Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai
  6. Kai Zen / Kaizen
  7. Kaiden
  8. Kaili
  9. Kaitlin
10. Kaitlyn
11. Armor
12. Wado-Ryu
13. Wado-Ryu Karate
14. Inner Beauty / Inner Wisdom
15. Mushindo
16. Tengu
17. Kay
18. Kaye
19. Casey
20. Cassie
21. Cathie
22. Cathy
23. Caycie
24. Kacey
25. Kaci
26. Kacie
27. Kacy
28. Karen
29. Kasey
30. Kathy
31. Kaycee
32. Keisha
33. Kelli
34. Kellie
35. Kelsi
36. Kelsie
37. Kieran
38. McKay
39. Cain
40. Caine
41. Cade
42. Carson
43. Flower Open / Blooming Flower
44. Kaylee
45. Kyle
46. Kylee
47. Accept the Situation and Move On
48. Opening / Blooming Flowers
49. Carey
50. Carrie
51. Cary
52. Cayden
53. Kaeli
54. Kaley
55. Kari
56. Kate
57. Kaylee
58. Kayleigh
59. Keith
60. Kelley
61. Kelly
62. Keri
63. Kerri
64. Kerrie
65. Kerry
66. Kyler
67. Kylie
68. Open Mind
69. Skye
70. Caiden
71. Cate
72. Kayleen
73. Caesar
74. Cayla
75. Katie
76. Katy
77. Kayla
78. Keira
79. Keven
80. Kevin
81. Kyla
82. Kyra
83. Keshia
84. Cassy
85. Kelsey
86. Caitlin
87. Caitlyn
88. Catharine
89. Catherine
90. Cathleen
91. Cathrine
92. Kaleb
93. Katelyn
94. Katharine
95. Katherine
96. Katheryne
97. Kathleen
98. Kathryn
99. Cadence
100. Kelby
101. Kelis
102. Kerry-Ann
103. Kerry-Anne
104. Michaela
105. Michela
106. Mikaela
107. Mikayla
108. Vickey
109. Keiler
110. Kellerman
111. Skylar
112. Skyler
113. Flowers Bloom and Flowers Fall
114. Flowers Bloom and Flowers Wither
115. Cassady
116. Catherina
117. Katrina
118. Cayman Islands
119. Vizcaino
120. An Open Book Benefits Your Mind
121. New Beginning
122. Michelangelo
123. Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity
124. One Key Opens One Lock
125. Turks and Caicos Islands
126. Tom Clan Generational Poem


Kai

China kǎi
Japan tanoshi
Kai Wall Scroll

凱 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kai.

This Chinese character means triumphant or victorious. In Chinese, it can be the surname, Kai.

Note: In Japanese this can be the given name Tanoshi.

Kai

Japan kai
Kai Wall Scroll

カイ is the name Kai written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).


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

Wado-Kai

Japan wa dou kai
Wado-Kai Wall Scroll

Wado-Kai is used as a title for styles of Karate and Aikido.

Breaking down the characters into the proper Japanese Romaji, you have "wa dou kai" or "wa dō kai." The meaning is roughly-translated as "Harmony Way Club" or "Peace Method Association." The first Kanji should probably be read as harmony, rather than peace in this case.


See Also:  Wado-Ryu

Wado-Kai Aikido

Japan wa dou kai ai ki do
Wado-Kai Aikido Wall Scroll

This is the title for Wado-Kai Aikido.


See Also:  Wado-Ryu

Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai

Japan isshin kai
Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai Wall Scroll

This is the Japanese martial arts title "Isshinkai" or "Isshin-Kai." It literally means "One Heart Association" or "Single-Heart Club." This title is often associated with Isshin-Ryu Aikido and Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do. This title is appropriate for the name for a dojo that teaches these styles.

Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai

Japanese Genbu Karate Club
China rì běn kōng shǒu dào xuán wǔ huì
Japan ni ppon kara te dou gen bu kai
Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai Wall Scroll

This is the title for Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai.
A Japanese karate association of the Genbu school.

Note that while this title does make perfect sense in Chinese, it is really a Japanese title. In fact, the first word is "Japanese/Japan."


If you'd like your martial arts school, dojo or club added to our calligraphy database for easy ordering of a custom calligraphy wall scroll, just post your request on our Custom Asian Calligraphy Request Forum.

Kai Zen / Kaizen

China gǎi shàn
Japan kai zen
Kai Zen / Kaizen Wall Scroll

改善 means betterment, improvement, to make better, or to improve - specifically incremental and continuous improvement.

改善 became very important in post-war Japan when Edwards Deming came to Japan to teach concepts of incremental and continuous improvement (for which the big 3 auto-makers did not want to hear about at the time - even kicking Deming out of their offices). The Japanese workforce absorbed this concept at a time with their culture was in flux and primed for change.

This kaizen term is closely associated with the western title "Total Quality Management." Perhaps dear to my heart since I spent years studying this at university before I moved to China where TQM did not seem to exist. Slowly, this concept has entered China as well (I've actually given lectures on the subject in Beijing).

If you are trying to improve processes at your business or need to remind yourself of your continuous TQM goals, this would be a great wall scroll to hang behind your desk, or in your workplace.


See Also:  Kansei

Kaiden

China kǎi dēng
Kaiden Wall Scroll

凱登 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaiden

Kaili

China kǎi lǐ
Kaili Wall Scroll

凱里 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaili.

It's also the name of Kaili city in Guizhou province.

I named my first daughter Kaili after visiting Kaili city and finding very friendly people there. I think this is a great English-Chinese baby name, as it is pronounceable in both languages, and the name works as a given name in both languages as well.

Kaitlin

China kǎi tè lín
Kaitlin Wall Scroll

凱特琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaitlin

Kaitlyn

China kǎi tè lín
Kaitlyn Wall Scroll

凱特琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaitlyn

Armor

China kǎi
Japan yoroi
Armor Wall Scroll

鎧 is a simple way to write armor or armour in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Armor This can also be Yoroi (a Japanese place-name). It can also refer to mail as in chain mail.

Wado-Ryu

Style of Karate or Jujitsu
Japan wa dou ryuu
Wado-Ryu Wall Scroll

Wado-Ryu is a style of Karate or Jujutsu (Jujitsu).
Note: Many will argue as to whether this is a style of Karate or Jujutsu.

While some find Wado-Ryu similar to Shotokan Karate, enough differences exist in perspective and technique that it stands by itself.

Breaking down the characters into the proper Japanese Romaji, you have "wa dou ryuu" or "wa dō ryū." The meaning is roughly-translated as "Harmony Way Style" or "Peace Method Style." The first Kanji should probably be read as harmony, rather than peace in this case.


See Also:  Wado-Kai

Wado-Ryu Karate

Japan wa dou ryuu kara te
Wado-Ryu Karate Wall Scroll

和道流空手 is the Japanese martial arts title, "Wado-Ryu Karate."


See Also:  Wado-Kai

Inner Beauty / Inner Wisdom

China nèi xiù
Inner Beauty / Inner Wisdom Wall Scroll

kai>內秀 is an interesting word in Chinese that simultaneously means inner beauty and inner wisdom.

Some will translate it as "intelligent, but unassuming."
It's about having amazing abilities or traits on the inside which are not immediately obvious on the outside.

Mushindo

Japan mu shin dou
Mushindo Wall Scroll

無心道 is the base title for Mushindo (without mind way). 無心道 is often coupled with a trailing word to make titles like Mushindo-Kai or Mushido-Kempo.

If you are looking for this title, you probably know more than I can tell you about this martial arts style.

Tengu

China tiān gǒu
Japan ten gu
Tengu Wall Scroll

天狗 is the Japanese title for Tengu, which roughly translates as, "heavenly dog."

Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).

The origin is Chinese, though this term is seldom used in Chinese any more. It was a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou)

Although the title contains the word "dog," the tengu are often depicted with human and bird-like characteristics. Sometimes they have large noses or beaks like birds.

Kay

China kǎi
Kay Wall Scroll

凱 is the name Kay transliterated into Mandarin Chinese.

Kaye

China kǎi
Kaye Wall Scroll

凱 is the name Kaye transliterated into Mandarin Chinese.

Casey

China kǎi xī
Casey Wall Scroll

凱茜 is a common way to transliterate the name Casey into Mandarin Chinese.

Cassie

China kǎi xī
Cassie Wall Scroll

凱西 is the second most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cassie.

Cathie

China kǎi xī
Cathie Wall Scroll

凱西 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cathie.

Cathy

China kǎi xī
Cathy Wall Scroll

凱西 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cathy

Caycie

China kǎi xī
Caycie Wall Scroll

凱茜 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Caycie.

Kacey

China kǎi xī
Kacey Wall Scroll

凱西 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kacey.

Kaci

China kǎi xī
Kaci Wall Scroll

凱西 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaci.

Kacie

China kǎi xī
Kacie Wall Scroll

凱西 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kacie.

Kacy

China kǎi xī
Kacy Wall Scroll

凱西 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kacy.

Karen

China kǎi lín
Karen Wall Scroll

凱琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Karen

Kasey

China kǎi xī
Kasey Wall Scroll

凱茜 is a common way to transliterate the name Kasey into Mandarin Chinese.

Kathy

China kǎi xī
Kathy Wall Scroll

凱西 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kathy

Kaycee

China kǎi xī
Kaycee Wall Scroll

凱西 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaycee.

Keisha

China kǎi shā
Keisha Wall Scroll

凱莎 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Keisha.

Kelli

China kǎi lì
Kelli Wall Scroll

凱利 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelli.

Kellie

China kǎi lì
Kellie Wall Scroll

凱利 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kellie.

Kelsi

China kǎi xī
Kelsi Wall Scroll

凱西 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelsi.

Kelsie

China kǎi xī
Kelsie Wall Scroll

凱西 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelsie.

Kieran

China kǎi rén
Kieran Wall Scroll

凱仁 is a common way to transliterate the name Kieran into Mandarin Chinese.

McKay

China mài kǎi
McKay Wall Scroll

麥凱 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name McKay.

Cain

China kǎi nà
Cain Wall Scroll

凱納 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cain.

Caine

China kǎi nà
Caine Wall Scroll

凱納 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Caine.

Cade

China kǎi dé
Cade Wall Scroll

凱德 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cade.

Carson

China kǎi sūn
Carson Wall Scroll

凱孫 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Carson.

Flower Open / Blooming Flower

China huā kāi
Flower Open / Blooming Flower Wall Scroll

These two characters literally mean "flower open."

花開 is also associated with Springtime, the beginning of something, or youth.

花開 is often followed by "flower falls" (closes and loses its petals) which means "Things come and go" or "Youth comes and goes."

If you like flowers and the Springtime, this is a great selection for you. However, if you want the companion "flower falls" (flower withers), we offer that as a companion wall scroll or all together as a four-character phrase.


See Also:  Flowers Fall

Kaylee

China kǎi lì
Kaylee Wall Scroll

凱麗 is the most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaylee.

Note: You will also see this written in the Simplified Chinese way as 凯丽.

Kyle

China kǎi ěr
Kyle Wall Scroll

This the transliteration of the name Kyle into Mandarin Chinese.

Kylee

China kǎi lì
Kylee Wall Scroll

凱麗 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kylee.

Accept the Situation and Move On

China xiǎng kāi
Accept the Situation and Move On Wall Scroll

想開 is a Chinese title that can be translated as "move on."

It can mean to get over a shock or bereavement. More often, it means to avoid dwelling on unpleasant things, or to accept the situation and move on. Basically, it's a suggestion to get over it and get on with life.

The literal meaning of the characters is something like "thoughts opening." But it's understood more as getting over the same old thoughts, and opening yourself up to new thoughts or ways of thinking.

Opening / Blooming Flowers

China kāi huā
Japan kai ka
Opening / Blooming Flowers Wall Scroll

These two characters literally mean opening flowers (a verb). 開花 is also associated with Springtime, the beginning of something, or youth.

If you like flowers and the Springtime, this is a great selection for you.

In Korean Hanja, this can be a metaphor for achieving enlightenment or becoming civilized (blooming civilization).


See Also:  Flowers Fall

Carey

China kǎi lǐ
Carey Wall Scroll

凱里 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Carey.

Carrie

China kǎi lì
Carrie Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Carrie

Cary

China kǎi lǐ
Cary Wall Scroll

凱里 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the masculine name Cary.

Cayden

China kǎi dēng
Cayden Wall Scroll

凱登 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cayden.

Kaeli

China kǎi lì
Kaeli Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaeli.

Kaley

China kǎi lì
Kaley Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaley

Kari

China kǎi lì
Kari Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kari.

Kate

China kǎi tè
Kate Wall Scroll

凱特 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kate

Kaylee

China kǎi lì
Kaylee Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the second most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaylee.

Kayleigh

China kǎi léi
Kayleigh Wall Scroll

凱蕾 is a common way to transliterate the name Kayleigh into Mandarin Chinese.

Keith

China kǎi sī
Keith Wall Scroll

凱斯 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Keith

Kelley

China kǎi lì
Kelley Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelley

Kelly

China kǎi lì
Kelly Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelly

Keri

China kǎi ruì
Keri Wall Scroll

凱瑞 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Keri

Kerri

China kǎi ruì
Kerri Wall Scroll

凱瑞 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kerri

Kerrie

China kǎi ruì
Kerrie Wall Scroll

凱瑞 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kerrie.

Kerry

China kǎi ruì
Kerry Wall Scroll

凱瑞 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kerry

Kyler

China kǎi lēi
Kyler Wall Scroll

This the transliteration of the name Kyler into Mandarin Chinese.

Kylie

China kǎi lì
Kylie Wall Scroll

凱莉 is the most popular transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kylie

Open Mind

China kāi jué
Japan kaikaku
Open Mind Wall Scroll

開覺 is a Buddhist term meaning "open mind."

The more full definition as used in Buddhism is, "To arouse, awaken; to allow the original Buddha-nature to open and enlighten the mind."

Skye

China sī kǎi
Skye Wall Scroll

斯凱 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Skye.

Caiden

China kǎi dēng
Caiden Wall Scroll

凱登 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Caiden.

Cate

China kǎi tè
Cate Wall Scroll

凱特 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cate or Kate.

Kayleen

China kǎi lín
Kayleen Wall Scroll

凱林 is the name Kayleen transliterated into Mandarin Chinese.

Caesar

China kǎi sǎ
Caesar Wall Scroll

凱撒 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Caesar.

Cayla

China kǎi lā
Cayla Wall Scroll

凱拉 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cayla.

Katie

China kǎi dì
Katie Wall Scroll

凱蒂 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Katie

Katy

China kǎi dì
Katy Wall Scroll

凱蒂 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Katy

Kayla

China kǎi lā
Kayla Wall Scroll

凱拉 is an alternate way to transliterate the name Kayla into Mandarin Chinese.

This one has a first syllable vowel sound like eye and kite.

Keira

China kǎi lā
Keira Wall Scroll

凱拉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Keira

Keven

China kǎi wén
Keven Wall Scroll

凱文 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Keven.

Kevin

China kǎi wén
Kevin Wall Scroll

凱文 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kevin

Kyla

China kǎi lā
Kyla Wall Scroll

凱拉 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kyla.

Kyra

China kǎi lā
Kyra Wall Scroll

凱拉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kyra.

Keshia

China kǎi xī yà
Keshia Wall Scroll

凱西亞 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Keshia

Cassy

China kǎi shǐ lì
Cassy Wall Scroll

凱史麗 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cassy.

Kelsey

China kǎi ěr sāi
Kelsey Wall Scroll

凱爾塞 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelsey

Caitlin

China kǎi tè lín
Caitlin Wall Scroll

凱特琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Caitlin

Caitlyn

China kǎi tè lín
Caitlyn Wall Scroll

凱特琳 is a common way to transliterate the name Caitlyn into Mandarin Chinese.

Catharine

China kǎi sè lín
Catharine Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Catharine.

Catherine

China kǎi sè lín
Catherine Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Catherine

Cathleen

China kǎi sè lín
Cathleen Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cathleen.

Cathrine

China kǎi sè lín
Cathrine Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cathrine.

Kaleb

China kǎi léi bù
Kaleb Wall Scroll

凱雷布 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kaleb.

Katelyn

China kǎi tè lín
Katelyn Wall Scroll

凱特琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Katelyn

Katharine

China kǎi sè lín
Katharine Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Katharine.

Katherine

China kǎi sè lín
Katherine Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Katherine

Katheryne

China kǎi sè lín
Katheryne Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Katheryne

Kathleen

China kǎi sè lín
Kathleen Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kathleen

Kathryn

China kǎi sè lín
Kathryn Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kathryn

Cadence

China kǎi dùn sī
Cadence Wall Scroll

凱頓斯 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cadence.

Kelby

China kǎi ěr bǐ
Kelby Wall Scroll

凱爾比 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelby.

Kelis

China kǎi lì sī
Kelis Wall Scroll

凱莉斯 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kelis

Kerry-Ann

China kǎi lì ān
Kerry-Ann Wall Scroll

凱莉安 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kerry-Ann

Kerry-Anne

China kǎi lì ān
Kerry-Anne Wall Scroll

凱莉安 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kerry-Anne

Michaela

China mǐ kǎi lā
Michaela Wall Scroll

米凱拉 is a common way to transliterate the name Michaela into Mandarin Chinese.

Michela

China mǐ kǎi lā
Michela Wall Scroll

米凱拉 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Michela.

Mikaela

China mǐ kǎi lā
Mikaela Wall Scroll

米凱拉 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Mikaela.

Mikayla

China mǐ kǎi lā
Mikayla Wall Scroll

米凱拉 is a common way to transliterate the name Mikayla into Mandarin Chinese.

Vickey

China wēi kè kǎi
Vickey Wall Scroll

微克凱 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Vickey.

Keiler

China kǎi lè ěr
Keiler Wall Scroll

凱勒爾 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Keiler

Kellerman

China kǎi lè màn
Kellerman Wall Scroll

凱勒曼 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kellerman.

Skylar

China sī kǎi lēi
Skylar Wall Scroll

斯凱勒 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Skylar.

Skyler

China sī kǎi lēi
Skyler Wall Scroll

斯凱勒 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Skyler.

Flowers Bloom and Flowers Fall

China huā kāi huā luò
Flowers Bloom and Flowers Fall Wall Scroll

花開花落 is a complete proverb that lightly speaks of the cycle of life, or how things come and go in life. It is used as a metaphor to suggest that youth is a temporary state, which in time will pass.

This can also be used to suggest that fortunes can come and go (everything is temporary).

Note: There are two versions of this proverb which are very similar. The other uses a word that means wither instead of fall.

Flowers Bloom and Flowers Wither

China huā kāi huā xiè
Flowers Bloom and Flowers Wither Wall Scroll

花開花謝 is a complete proverb that lightly speaks of the cycle of life, or how things come and go in life. It is used as a metaphor to suggest that youth is a temporary state, which in time will pass.

This can also be used to suggest that fortunes can come and go (everything is temporary).

Note: There are two versions of this proverb which are very similar. The other uses a word that means fall instead of wither.

Cassady

China kǎi sài dé lì
Cassady Wall Scroll

凱賽德麗 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Cassady.

Catherina

China kǎi sè lín nà
Catherina Wall Scroll

凱瑟琳娜 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Catherina

Katrina

China kǎi tè lín nà
Katrina Wall Scroll

凱特琳娜 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Katrina

Cayman Islands

China kāi màn qún dǎo
Cayman Islands Wall Scroll

開曼群島 is the Chinese name for the Cayman Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom and a great place to hide money).


See Also:  North America | United Kingdom

Vizcaino

China bì sī kǎi nuò
Vizcaino Wall Scroll

比斯凱諾 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Vizcaino

An Open Book Benefits Your Mind

China kāi juàn yǒu yì
An Open Book Benefits Your Mind Wall Scroll

There are several ways to translate this ancient proverb. Translated literally and directly it says, "Open roll has/yields benefit."

To understand that, you must know a few things...

First, Chinese characters and language have deeper meanings that often are not spoken but are understood - especially with ancient text like this. Example: It's understood that the "benefit" referred to in this proverb is to the mind of the reader. Just the last character expresses that whole idea.

Second, Chinese proverbs are supposed to make you think, and leave a bit of mystery to figure out.

Third, for this proverb, it should be noted that roll = book. When this proverb came about (about two thousand years ago) books were really rolls of bamboo slips strung together. The first bound books like the ones we use today did not come about until about a thousand years after this proverb when they invented paper in China.

This is a great gift for a bookworm who loves to read and increase their knowledge. Or for any friend that is or wants to be well-read.

Some other translations of this phrase:
Opening a book is profitable
The benefits of education.

New Beginning

China xīn de kāi shǐ
New Beginning Wall Scroll

This literally means "new beginning" in Chinese characters.

The character means "new."

The second is a possessive article connecting the ideas of new & beginning.

The last two characters can mean "to begin," "beginning," "to start," "initial," "commencement," or "initiation."

Michelangelo

China mǐ kāi lǎng jī luō
Michelangelo Wall Scroll

米開朗基羅 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Michelangelo.

Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity

China qǐ shèng shì kāi tài píng
Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity Wall Scroll

This means "To bring flourishing peace and security to the world (our current era)."

It's really a wish that a new door leading to peace and prosperity could be opened to mankind.

Character and word breakdown:
啟 to open; to start; to initiate; to enlighten or awaken.
盛世 a flourishing period; period of prosperity; a golden age.
開 to open; to start; to turn on.
太平 peace and security; peace and tranquility; peace; tranquility.
I don't really like to do breakdowns like this, as the words altogether create their own unique meaning (encompassed in the main title above). Please take that into consideration.

One Key Opens One Lock

China yī bǎ yào shi kāi yī bǎ suǒ
One Key Opens One Lock Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb translates directly as, "One key opens one lock."

Figuratively, this means, "There is a different solution for each problem."

Turks and Caicos Islands

China tè kè sī huò kǎi kè sī qún dǎo
Turks and Caicos Islands Wall Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the Turks and Caicos Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom).

Note: Sometimes a different fourth character is used.


See Also:  Asia | United Kingdom

Tom Clan Generational Poem

China ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng
Tom Clan Generational Poem Wall Scroll

This is the Tom Clan Generational Poem. If you are interested in this poem, you probably already know the meaning, so for now we'll forgo including a translation.




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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
Kai
tanoshikǎi / kai3 / kai k`ai / kai
Kai カイkai
Wado-Kai 和道會
和道会
wa dou kai / wadoukai / wa do kai / wadokai
Wado-Kai Aikido 和道會合気道
和道会合気道
wa dou kai ai ki do
wadoukaiaikido
wa do kai ai ki do
wadokaiaikido
Isshin-Kai
Isshinkai
一心会 / 一心會
一心会
isshin kai / isshinkai / ishin kai / ishinkai
Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai 日本空手道玄武會
日本空手道玄武会
ni ppon kara te dou gen bu kai
nipponkaratedougenbukai
ni pon kara te do gen bu kai
niponkaratedogenbukai
rì běn kōng shǒu dào xuán wǔ huì
ri4 ben3 kong1 shou3 dao4 xuan2 wu3 hui4
ri ben kong shou dao xuan wu hui
jih pen k`ung shou tao hsüan wu hui
jih pen kung shou tao hsüan wu hui
Kai Zen
Kaizen
改善kai zen / kaizengǎi shàn / gai3 shan4 / gai shan / gaishan kai shan / kaishan
Kaiden 凱登
凯登
kǎi dēng / kai3 deng1 / kai deng / kaideng k`ai teng / kaiteng / kai teng
Kaili 凱里
凯里
kǎi lǐ / kai3 li3 / kai li / kaili k`ai li / kaili / kai li
Kaitlin 凱特琳
凯特琳
kǎi tè lín
kai3 te4 lin2
kai te lin
kaitelin
k`ai t`e lin
kaitelin
kai te lin
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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Mind
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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 by 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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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