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Protection in Chinese / Japanese...

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Start your custom "Protection" project by clicking the button next to your favorite "Protection" title below...

Quick links to words on this page...

  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
  8. Protector


Protection

China bì hù
Japan hi go
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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

Blessings and Protection

China bǎo yòu
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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.


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

Divine Protection

Japanese Only
China jiā hù
Japan ka go
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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.

Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

China shén lóng bì hù
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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".

God Bless You
God Be With You

Japan kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
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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.

God Bless You / May God Protect You

China shàng dì bǎo yòu
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This 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

Guardian Angel

China shǒu hù tiān shǐ
Japan syu go ten shi
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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").

Protector

China bǎo hù zhě
Japan hogosha
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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


Check dictionary for protection
A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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)

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.




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...

A Vast Sky Full of Stars
Aikido
Alina
Autumn
Ba Gua Zhang
Balanced Life
Bamboo
Beautiful
Beautiful Princess
Beautiful Virtue
Beautiful Woman
Beauty
Best Love
Bird
Black
Black Belt
Black Eagle
Bless and Protect
Blossom
Bodhi
Bonsai
Brotherly Love
Buddhism
Bushido
Cause and Effect
Cecilia
Cherry Blossom
Children
Divine Protection
Double Happiness
Dragon
Dragon Tiger
Enso
Erin
Fate
Felix
Flowers
Flying
Forever
Fortitude
Fortune
Friendship
God Child
God is Always With You
God is Love
God of Abraham
Gold
Gold Fish
Good Health
Good Luck
Grace from Heaven
Great
Great Ambitions
Hannah
Happy
Harmony
Heart of A Lion
Hope
I Need You
Infinity
Integrity
Iris Flower
Jasmine Flower
Jenny
Jordan
Kitten
Life Goes On
Like
Live for Today
Live Love Die
Long Life
Longevity
Lotus
Lotus Flower
Love
Love and Devotion
Love You Forever
Luck
Moon
Mountain
Mugen
Namo Amitabha Buddha
One True Love
Pearl
People
Plum
Power of the Dragon
Prosperity
Pure
Riley
Rose
Sandra
Serenity
Sexy
Spirit of the Tiger
Spiritual Strength
Strength
Strong
Taekwondo
The Ease of the Scholar
Three
Tigers
Warrior
White
Wisdom
Year of the Dragon

With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
Of course, only one in 500 searches results in a purchase - Hey buy a wall scroll!!!



See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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

Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Protection庇护
庇護
hi go
higo
bì hù
bi hu
pi hu
bi4 hu4
bihu
Blessings and Protection保佑
保佑 / 保祐
n/abǎo yòu
bao you
pao yu
bao3 you4
baoyou
Divine Protection加护
加護
ka go
kago
jiā hù
jia hu
chia hu
jia1 hu4
jiahu
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint神龙庇护
神龍庇護
n/ashén lóng bì hù
shen long bi hu
shen lung pi hu
shen2 long2 bi4 hu4
shenlongbihu
God Bless You
God Be With You
神さまが守るように
神さまが守るように
kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
kamisamagamamoruyouni
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
n/a
God Bless You / May God Protect You上帝保佑
上帝保佑
n/ashàng dì bǎo yòu
shang di bao you
shang ti pao yu
shang4 di4 bao3 you4
shangdibaoyou
Guardian Angel守护天使
守護天使
syu go ten shi
syugotenshi
shǒu hù tiān shǐ
shou hu tian shi
shou hu t`ien shih
shou3 hu4 tian1 shi3
shouhutianshi
shouhutienshih
shou hu tien shih
Protector保护者
保護者
hogoshabǎo hù zhě
bao hu zhe
pao hu che
bao3 hu4 zhe3
baohuzhe

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.

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