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| 1. Electricity / Lightning
3. Bolt of Lightning / Lightning Attack
| 4. Thunder|
5. God of Thunder
6. Firefly / Glow Worm
This is the title for lightning in Chinese.
The first character means, flash, or to dodge / get out of the way. In this case, it's the "flash" meaning. Sometimes this character can be used to mean lightning by itself.
The second character means electricity.
This Japanese word can be translated as "lightning attack", "charge", or "rush". Basically it's about a fast run or attack at the speed of lightning.
This can mean thunder, lightning, thunderbolt, mine (weapon), or slang for something terrifying or a fit of anger.
Some will say it is the symbol of the god of thunder or god of lightning.
This is also a Chinese surname that romanizes as Lei.
This is how to write the Japanese "Thunder God". They don't really have separate words for thunder and lightning in Japanese, so this is also the "Lightning God".
These characters make sense in Chinese as well (though not a common title).
This is also the origin of the English name Raiden.
This is the Chinese, older Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja way to write fire fly, lightning bug, or glow worm (Luciola cruciata).
Note: After post WWII language reforms in Japan, they started using a more simple version of this Kanji. This version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.
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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.
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)
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.
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.
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
|Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Electricity / Lightning||电|
|Electricity / Lightning||電気|
|Bolt of Lightning / Lightning Attack||突貫|
|rai / kaminari||léi|
|God of Thunder||雷神|
|Firefly / Glow Worm||萤|
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