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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. Love and Protect
  7. Shield
  8. Divine Blessing
  9. Soldier of the Gods
10. God Bless You / May God Protect You
11. Warrior Saint / Saint of War
12. Protector
13. Guan Yu
14. Guan Gong / Warrior Saint
15. Defense / Defend
16. The Great Wall of China
17. Guandi: God of War
18. Nurse
19. Protector
20. Brotherly and Sisterly Love
21. Guardian Angel


China bì hù
Japan hi go
Protection Wall Scroll

庇護 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.

庇護 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

Blessings and Protection

China bǎo yòu
Blessings and Protection Wall Scroll

保佑 / 保祐 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.

祐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

Blessings and Protection

Japan shukufuku to hogo
Blessings and Protection Wall Scroll

祝福と保護 means, "blessings and protection," in Japanese.

Divine Protection

China jiā hù
Japan ka go
Divine Protection Wall Scroll

加護 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.

Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

China shén lóng bì hù
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint Wall Scroll

神龍庇護 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."

God Bless You
God Be With You

Japan kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
God Bless You / God Be With You Wall Scroll

神さまが守るように 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.

Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Love and Protect

China ài hù
Japan ai go
Love and Protect Wall Scroll

愛護 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji for: to cherish, to treasure, to take care of, to love and protect, provide loving protection, or tender care.


China dùn
Japan tate
Shield Wall Scroll

盾 is the single character for "shield" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as escutcheon, protection, buckler, or aegis.

Divine Blessing

China bì yòu
Divine Blessing Wall Scroll

庇佑 / 庇祐 is a Chinese way to say "divine blessing."

This can also mean: to bless; to protect; divine protection.

Also written as 庇祐 (variant second character).

Soldier of the Gods

China shén bīng
Japan shin pei
Soldier of the Gods Wall Scroll

神兵 is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean title that means "soldier dispatched by a god," or "soldier under the protection of the gods."

神兵 is used more in Japanese (especially in animation) than the other languages.

God Bless You / May God Protect You

China shàng dì bǎo yòu
God Bless You / May God Protect You Wall Scroll

上帝保佑 is a blessing exchanged between Chinese Christians.

The first two characters literally mean God (The God of Zion). The second two characters express the idea of giving protection. Another way to translate this is "May God protect you."

See Also:  Guardian Angel

Warrior Saint / Saint of War

China wǔ shèng
Warrior Saint / Saint of War Wall Scroll

This Chinese title, Wusheng means, Saint of War.

武聖 is usually a reference to Guan Yu (關羽), also known as Guan Gong (關公).

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Wusheng for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle.


China shǒu hù zhě
Japan shu go sha
Protector Wall Scroll

守護者 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for a protector, watcher, or keeper.

The character breakdown:
守護 = to guard; to protect; protection; safeguard.
者 = person; someone of that nature; someone doing that work, the one [who, which].

From this breakdown, you can translate this as, "The one who protects," "Someone who safeguards," or "guardian."

Guan Yu

China guān yǔ
Guan Yu Wall Scroll

關羽 is the name Guan Yu, Army General for the Kingdom of Shu.

He is also known as Guan Gong (like saying Duke Guan or Sir Guan)

He was immortalized in the novel, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms."

He was a fearsome fighter, also famous for his virtue and loyalty. He is worshiped by some modern-day soldiers and has the title "Warrior Saint" in China. Some believe he offers safety and protection for military servicemen.

Guan Yu lived until 219 A.D.

Guan Gong / Warrior Saint

China guān gōng
Guan Gong / Warrior Saint Wall Scroll

Guan Gong Warrior Saint

This Chinese title, Guan Gong means, Lord Guan (The warrior saint of ancient China).

While his real name was Guan Yu / 關羽, he is commonly known by this title of Guan Gong / 關公.

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Guan Gong for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle. Statues of Guan Gong are seen throughout China.

Defense / Defend

China fáng
Japan bou
Defense / Defend Wall Scroll

This single Chinese character, and Korean Hanja means to protect, to defend, to guard against, to prevent, to ward off, or to counter.

防 means the same thing in Japanese, though seldom seen alone as a single Kanji. When written alone, it could be the Japanese surname Fusegi.

The Great Wall of China

China cháng chéng
Japan nagaki
The Great Wall of China Wall Scroll

長城 is the Chinese name for the Great Wall. Built at the northern border of China to protect from Mongol attack.

In Japanese, this is a surname Nagaki. Japanese use a longer title for the Great Wall of China.
In Korean, this refers to Changsŏng (a city in Changsŏng-kun county, Chŏllanam-to province).

Guandi: God of War

China Guān dì
Japan kan tei
Guandi: God of War Wall Scroll

關帝 is the title, "Guandi," the God of War, a deified hero of the Three Kingdoms, a protector of Buddhism.


China kān hù
Japan kango
Nurse Wall Scroll

看護 is one title (of a few) for nurse in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

In most cases, this title refers to a hospital nurse, those who participate in the art of nursing, and is a term for an army nurse (especially in Japan).

The first character means, "to look after," or "to watch over." The second character means, "to protect," or "to guard."


China bǎo hù zhě
Japan hogosha
Protector Wall Scroll

保護者 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

Brotherly and Sisterly Love

China shǒu zú qíng
Brotherly and Sisterly Love Wall Scroll

手足情 is the love between siblings. When you love, protect, care for, and have a deep bond that only brothers or sisters can.

The actual translation is "Hand and Foot" but it is said the relationship between brothers or sisters is like that of hands and feet. They belong together, and complete the body. Even though this says "hand and foot," it will always be read with the brotherly and sisterly love meaning in Chinese.

Note: During the past 20 years, the "One child policy" in China is slowly making this term obsolete.

Guardian Angel

China shǒu hù tiān shǐ
Japan shu go ten shi
Guardian Angel Wall Scroll

守護天使 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").

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Protection 庇護
hi go / higobì hù / bi4 hu4 / bi hu / bihu pi hu / pihu
Blessings and Protection 保佑 / 保祐
bǎo yòu / bao3 you4 / bao you / baoyou pao yu / paoyu
Blessings and Protection 祝福と保護shukufuku to hogo
Divine Protection 加護
ka go / kagojiā hù / jia1 hu4 / jia hu / jiahu chia hu / chiahu
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint 神龍庇護
shén lóng bì hù
shen2 long2 bi4 hu4
shen long bi hu
shen lung pi hu
God Bless You
God Be With You
神さまが守るようにkami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
Love and Protect 愛護
ai go / aigoài hù / ai4 hu4 / ai hu / aihu
Shield tatedùn / dun4 / dun tun
Divine Blessing 庇佑 / 庇祐
bì yòu / bi4 you4 / bi you / biyou pi yu / piyu
Soldier of the Gods 神兵shin pei / shinpeishén bīng
shen2 bing1
shen bing
shen ping
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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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.
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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.

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