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Shodan

Japan sho dan
Shodan Wall Scroll

This Japanese Kanji word literally means, "beginning degree." 初段 is the lowest black belt rank in Japanese martial arts and the game of Go.

The first Kanji means first, new, or beginning in Japanese.

Other ways to translate this title include, "lowest grade" or "first grade."


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

初段

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Japanese shodan しょだん
Japanese lowest grade; first grade
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処断

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Japanese shodan しょだん
Japanese (noun/participle) judgement; judgment

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商談


商谈

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Mandarin shāng tán / shang1 tan2
Taiwan shang t`an / shang tan
Japanese shoudan / shodan しょうだん
Chinese to confer; to discuss; to engage in talks
Japanese (noun/participle) business discussion; negotiation

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昇段

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Japanese shoudan / shodan しょうだん
Japanese (noun/participle) promotion

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所斷


所断

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Mandarin suǒ duàn / suo3 duan4
Taiwan so tuan
Japanese shodan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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笑談


笑谈

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Mandarin xiào tán / xiao4 tan2
Taiwan hsiao t`an / hsiao tan
Japanese shoudan / shodan しょうだん
Chinese object of ridicule; laughingstock; to laugh over something; to make light chat
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) pleasant chat; talking amiably; laughing over; (2) funny story; jest; joke

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見所斷


见所断

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Mandarin jiàn suǒ duàn / jian4 suo3 duan4
Taiwan chien so tuan
Japanese ken shodan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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非所斷


非所断

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Mandarin fēi suǒ duàn / fei1 suo3 duan4
Taiwan fei so tuan
Japanese hi shodan
Not to be cut off, i.e. active or passive nirvana (discipline); one of the 三所斷; those [afflictions which are] not eliminated

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修道所斷


修道所断

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Mandarin xiū dào suǒ duàn / xiu1 dao4 suo3 duan4
Taiwan hsiu tao so tuan
Japanese shudō shodan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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見修所斷


见修所断

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Mandarin jiàn xiū suǒ duàn / jian4 xiu1 suo3 duan4
Taiwan chien hsiu so tuan
Japanese kenshu shodan
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見所斷法


见所断法

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Mandarin jiàn suǒ duàn fǎ / jian4 suo3 duan4 fa3
Taiwan chien so tuan fa
Japanese ken shodan
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見所斷惑


见所断惑

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Mandarin jiàn suǒ duàn huò / jian4 suo3 duan4 huo4
Taiwan chien so tuan huo
Japanese ken shodan waku
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見道所斷


见道所断

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Mandarin jiàn dào suǒ duàn / jian4 dao4 suo3 duan4
Taiwan chien tao so tuan
Japanese kendō shodan
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諸檀福壽


诸檀福寿

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Mandarin zhū tán fú shòu / zhu1 tan2 fu2 shou4
Taiwan chu t`an fu shou / chu tan fu shou
Japanese shodan fukuju
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)
Shodan 初段sho dan / shodan

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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.
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 by 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.


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.


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