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Lamp Lantern in Chinese / Japanese...

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Lamp / Lantern

China dēng
Japan tou
Lamp / Lantern Wall Scroll

This Chinese character, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja means lamp, light, or lantern.

This can also be the Japanese female given name Hikaru.

In Buddhist context, this is used to express the Sanskrit word, dīpa (same meaning of a lamp or lantern).

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin dēng / deng1
Taiwan teng
Japanese hikaru ひかる
 tomoshibi ともしび
 tou / to とう
 akari あかり
 akashi あかし
Chinese lamp; light; lantern; CL:盞|盏[zhan3]
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) light; lamp; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for electric lights; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Tomoshibi; (surname) Tou; (female given name) Akari; (female given name) Akashi
dīpa, a lamp, lantern; cf. 然燈 12.
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Mandarin tí dēng / ti2 deng1
Taiwan t`i teng / ti teng
Japanese chouchin / chochin ちょうちん
Chinese a portable lamp
Japanese paper lantern; Chinese lantern; Japanese lantern

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Mandarin tiǎo dēng / tiao3 deng1
Taiwan t`iao teng / tiao teng
Chinese to light a lamp; to raise a lantern

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Mandarin dēng guāng / deng1 guang1
Taiwan teng kuang
Japanese tōkō
Chinese (stage) lighting; light
The light of a lamp; lantern light; lamp light

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Mandarin dēng zhǎn / deng1 zhan3
Taiwan teng chan
Chinese lantern; uncovered oil lamp

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Japanese gyoutou / gyoto ぎょうとう
Japanese fixed paper-enclosed lantern; paper-covered wooden stand housing an (oil) lamp; (surname) Gyoutou

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Japanese yukutou / yukuto ゆくとう
Japanese (out-dated kanji) fixed paper-enclosed lantern; paper-covered wooden stand housing an (oil) lamp; (surname) Yukutou

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Mandarin mǎ dēng / ma3 deng1
Taiwan ma teng
Chinese barn lantern; kerosene lamp

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Japanese setsudou / setsudo せつどう
Japanese (kana only) paper-covered lamp or lantern; snow cave; (given name) Setsudou

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Japanese kantera カンテラ
Japanese lantern (esp. handheld oil lamp) (dut: kandelaar); hurricane lamp

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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

tou / todēng / deng1 / deng teng
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
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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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