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Kurai

Japan kurai
Kurai Wall Scroll

This Japanese word means dark, gloomy, depressed, dispirited, sorrowful, unclear, and/or unknown.


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暗い

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Japanese kurai くらい
Japanese (adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown
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Kurai

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Mandarin wèi / wei4
Taiwan wei
Japanese kurai くらい
 i
Chinese position; location; place; seat; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes)
Japanese (adv,suf) (1) throne; crown; (nobleman's) seat; (2) government position; court rank; (3) social standing; rank; class; echelon; rung; (4) grade (of quality, etc.); level; tier; rank; (5) digit (e.g. the tens, the hundreds, etc.); place; (6) degree; extent; amount; (counter) (1) rank; place (e.g. first place); (2) decimal place; (3) counter for ghosts; (personal name) Tadashi; (given name) Takashi; (surname) Kurai; (surname) I; (personal name) Aya; (personal name) Ami; (personal name) Agi; (personal name) Aki
Position, seat, throne; a rank

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冥い

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Japanese kurai くらい
Japanese (adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown

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倶來


倶来

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Mandarin jù lái / ju4 lai2
Taiwan chü lai
Japanese kurai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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昏い

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Japanese kurai くらい
Japanese (adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown

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闇い

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Japanese kurai くらい
Japanese (adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown

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くらい

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Japanese kurai くらい
Japanese (suf,prt) (1) approximately; about; around; or so; (2) to (about) the extent that; (almost) enough that; so ... that ...; at least; (3) as ... as ...; like

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クライ

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Japanese kurai クライ
Japanese cry; (personal name) Klaj

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ウオー・クライ

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Japanese uoo kurai ウオー・クライ
Japanese war cry

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)
Kurai 暗いkurai

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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.


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