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| 1. Protector
2. Guardian Angel
3. Guandi: God of War
4. Soldier of the Gods
5. Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint
| 6. Protection
7. Guardian / Defender
8. God Bless You...
9. Divine Protection
10. God Bless You / May God Protect You
|11. Guan Yu|
12. Divine Blessing
13. Blessings and Protection
15. Warrior Saint / Saint of War
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
This 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".
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 title, "Guandi", the God of War, a deified hero of the Three Kingdoms, a protector of Buddhism.
This is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean title that means "soldier dispatched by a god", or "soldier under the protection of the gods".
This is used more in Japanese (especially in animation) than the other languages.
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 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 a Chinese title that means guardian or defender.
This is also used in Japanese to refer to soldiers of the Ritsuryo system that were guardians of the gates of the imperial palace / court or guards posted at the grand shrine.
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 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 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 worshipped 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.
This 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).
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 the single character for "shield" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
This can also be translated as escutcheon, protection, buckler, or aegis.
This Chinese title, Wusheng means, Saint of War.
This 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.
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|
|hogosha||bǎo hù zhě|
bao hu zhe
pao hu che
|bao3 hu4 zhe3|
|shu go sha|
|shǒu hù zhě|
shou hu zhe
shou hu che
|shou3 hu4 zhe3|
|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
|Guandi: God of War||关帝|
|Soldier of the Gods||神兵|
|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|
|Guardian / Defender||卫士|
|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|
庇佑 / 庇祐
|Blessings and Protection||保佑|
保佑 / 保祐
|Warrior Saint / Saint of War||武圣|
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