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| 1. Protection
2. Blessings and Protection
3. Divine Protection
4. Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint
| 5. God Bless You...|
6. God Bless You / May God Protect You
7. Guardian Angel
This is not the most common word for a wall scroll, but this is the word for protection in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
This is the non-religious, non-superstitious form of protection.
This word can be translated as shelter, shield, defend, safeguard, take under one's wing, to put under protection. In certain context, it means to grant asylum or give refuge and sanctuary.
See Also... Guardian Angel
This is the more religious and sometimes superstitious word for protection in Chinese. It's sort of a blessing of protection, and is often translated as "bless and protect", "blessing", or "to bless".
This would be used the protection or blessing that a deity (such as God) would bestow upon you. It is not religion-specific in the same way that a language itself cannot be specific to any religion.
Note: Sometimes the second character is written in the form shown to the right. Let us know if you have a preference when you place your order.
See Also... Guardian Angel
This is Japanese for "divine protection" or "the saving grace of God".
Please consider this blessing to be Japanese only. This can have the same meaning in the context of Buddhism in Chinese, but it's also a nickname for "intensive care" at Chinese hospitals.
Note: My Japanese translator says this is not very commonly-used in Japanese. I added this because a customer asked for it. There is not really a better Japanese phrase to express this idea - so this is it if you want it.
This is not the most common thing to say in Chinese, but it is grammatically correct and a cool title.
The first character means "supernatural or saintly". The second is "dragon". The last two mean protection. You could also translate this as something like "Protected by the Dragon God" or more closely "Holy Dragon".
This is about as close as you can get to, "God Bless You" in Japanese.
This literally means, "[May] God Protect [You]". It can also mean, "God is Always With You", as the word in this phrase that means "protect" can also mean to follow or be with. In fact, the Japanese dictionary entry for that word reads like this: to protect; to guard; to defend; to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide; to observe; to follow.
Between the protect word that can also mean to keep a promise, and the fact we're talking about God, the "always" is implied.
This is the title used for guardian angel in Chinese and Japanese Kanji. It's used in the same way that we use this title in the west - such as a guardian angel watching out for you, and allowing you to survive a disaster or accident.
The first two characters mean to guard and protect. The second two mean "angel" (literally "Heaven's messenger").
This is the universal word for protector in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
The first character means to defend, to protect, to insure or guarantee, to maintain, hold or keep, or to guard.
The second character means to protect.
Together the first and second characters create a word that means to defend, to protect, or to safeguard.
The last character means person.
Add all three characters together, and you have a word that means "protector", one who will protect, guard, and keep you safe.
Some will also translate this word as guardian or patron.
Note: Not a common selection for a wall scroll in Asia.
See Also... Guardian Angel
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.
If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.
Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...
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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
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Blessings and Protection||保佑|
保佑 / 保祐
|Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint||神龙庇护|
|n/a||shén lóng bì hù|
shen long bi hu
shen lung pi hu
|shen2 long2 bi4 hu4|
|God Bless You|
God Be With You
|kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni|
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
|God Bless You / May God Protect You||上帝保佑|
|n/a||shàng dì bǎo yòu|
shang di bao you
shang ti pao yu
|shang4 di4 bao3 you4|
|syu go ten shi|
|shǒu hù tiān shǐ|
shou hu tian shi
shou hu t`ien shih
|shou3 hu4 tian1 shi3|
shou hu tien shih
|hogosha||bǎo hù zhě|
bao hu zhe
pao hu che
|bao3 hu4 zhe3|
If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "protection" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.
Some people may refer to this entry as Protection Kanji, Protection Characters, Protection in Mandarin Chinese, Protection Characters, Protection in Chinese Writing, Protection in Japanese Writing, Protection in Asian Writing, Protection Ideograms, Chinese Protection symbols, Protection Hieroglyphics, Protection Glyphs, Protection in Chinese Letters, Protection Hanzi, Protection in Japanese Kanji, Protection Pictograms, Protection in the Chinese Written-Language, or Protection in the Japanese Written-Language.
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