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  1. Sing / Singing
  2. Musician
  3. Sunshine
  4. Happy / Laughter / Cheerful Bliss
  5. Diva
  6. Madonna
  7. Wing Chun
  8. Echo
  9. Geisha
10. Wing Chun Fist
11. Music
12. Wing Chun Kung Fu
13. Music is Life

Sing / Singing

China chàng
Sing / Singing Wall Scroll

唱 is how to refer to singing or song in Chinese.

In Japanese the meaning is similar but more closely means chant, recite or yell. Best if your audience in Chinese.


China yīn yuè jiā
Japan ongakuka
Musician Wall Scroll

音樂家 is how to write musician in most Asian languages. There is more than one way to write musician in China but this is the traditional and most respectful title.

楽The second character has morphed a bit in Japanese Kanji. If you want the specifically modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right, instead of the button above. The version shown to the left was used in ancient Japan, prior to the Japanese language reformations after WWII (so technically, it's still Japanese).

See Also:  Music | Harmony


China yáng guāng
Japan you kou
Sunshine Wall Scroll

陽光 is the Chinese word for sunshine.

陽光 is a more emotional word compared to another Asian word that means "sunlight." If you were going to sing a song, or write a poem, this is the word you would use.

Note: This is a rarely-used word in Korean or Japanese.

Happy / Laughter / Cheerful Bliss

Japan raku
Happy / Laughter / Cheerful Bliss Wall Scroll

樂 / 楽 is a single-character form of happiness or bliss that holds the ideas of laughing and having a good time. It can also be translated as happy, glad, enjoyable, fun, and sometimes, music.

This a really good character if your audience is Chinese.

樂 / 楽 is not a word seen alone very often in Korean.

楽In Japanese, this character is written like the image shown to the right. If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, it will look like this instead of the character shown above.
Note: In Japanese, this has a meaning of comfort, ease, and enjoyment.

See Also:  Joyfulness


China gē jī
Japan utahime
Diva Wall Scroll

This Japanese and Chinese word means songstress or diva.

This can refer to a famous female singing star like Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, Celine Deon, etc.

When pronounced "Rara," it can be a Japanese female given name.


Japan madonna
Madonna Wall Scroll

マドンナ is the name Madonna written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

マドンナ is also used to refer to the American singing star, Madonna.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Wing Chun

China yǒng chūn
HK wing2 cheun1
Japan ei haru
Wing Chun Wall Scroll

This martial arts technique has an oral history (versus a written one) so very little can be said for sure about its origins.
Wing Chun (or Wing Cheun) is a Chinese martial art that emphasizes short combat strokes.

The characters literally mean "Singing Spring" (as in springtime).

If you are wondering, the spelling and pronunciation of this martial arts style in English comes from the Cantonese pronunciation of these characters. The second character sounds similar in both Mandarin and Cantonese but the first is quite different.

Note: This title can be pronounced in Japanese but only a Japanese practitioner of Wing Chun would recognize or understand this title. It is not considered to be a Japanese word or martial art at all.


China huí yīn
Japan kaion
Echo Wall Scroll

回音 is the word echo in Chinese. It can also mean reply or turn (ornament in music).

In Japanese, this just has the meaning of turn (melodic ornament) or gruppetto. Only select this if your audience is Chinese.


China yún zhě
Japan geisha
Geisha Wall Scroll

芸者 is the real basis for the way we spell geisha.

However, there are many more ways to refer to a woman that fills the role that westerners think of when they hear the word geisha.

In Japanese, these characters literally mean "artful person." But in English, it might be better translated as "a person (woman) highly trained/accomplished in the arts."

However, my Japanese dictionary says "a singing and dancing girl."

Many will argue as to whether "geisha" = "prostitute" or not. My Japanese friends seem to have the opinion that a geisha is so highly trained in the art playing musical instruments and dancing that the fact she might also be a prostitute is secondary to her performance on stage.

芸者 is a "Japanese only" term, they use a slightly different first character to express "geisha" in Chinese. Since this is a Japanese term, I have not included the Chinese version.

Wing Chun Fist

China yǒng chūn quán
HK wing chun kuen
Wing Chun Fist Wall Scroll

詠春拳 is the title for the "Wing Chun" school of martial arts but with the addition of the character for "fist" on the end. So this is "Wing Chun Fist" or literally "Singing Spring Fist."

There are lots of alternate Cantonese romanizations for this such as "Wing Chun Kuen," "Wing Tsun Cheun," "Eng Chun Pai," and "Wing Ceon Kyun." The characters are the same, just the lack of a standard Cantonese romanization means that people make up their own based on what they think it sounds like.


China yīn yuè
Japan ongaku
Music Wall Scroll

音樂 is how to write music in most Asian languages. It can also express the idea of a musical movement, depending on context.

楽The second character has morphed a bit in Japanese Kanji. If you want the specifically modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right, instead of the button above. The version shown to the left was used in ancient Japan, prior to the Japanese language reformations after WWII (so technically, it's still Japanese).

Wing Chun Kung Fu

China yǒng chūn gōng fu
HK wing cheun gung fu
Wing Chun Kung Fu Wall Scroll

The first two characters literally mean "Singing Spring" (as in springtime).

The last two are "Kung Fu."

Music is Life

China yīn yuè jiù shì shēng mìng
Music is Life Wall Scroll

音樂就是生命 means, "Music is Life," in Chinese.

音樂就是生命 is a title that we composed after so many people searched for it on our website.

Music is Life

Japan ongaku wa jinseidesu
Music is Life Wall Scroll

音楽は人生です means "music is life" in Japanese.

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

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
chàng / chang4 / chang ch`ang / chang
Musician 音樂家
音乐家 / 音楽家
ongakukayīn yuè jiā
yin1 yue4 jia1
yin yue jia
yin yüeh chia
Sunshine 陽光
you kou / youkou / yo ko / yokoyáng guāng
yang2 guang1
yang guang
yang kuang
Cheerful Bliss
樂 / 楽
rakulè / le4 / le
Diva 歌姫utahimegē jī / ge1 ji1 / ge ji / geji ko chi / kochi
Madonna マドンナmadonna
Wing Chun 詠春
ei haru / eiharuyǒng chūn
yong3 chun1
yong chun
yung ch`un
yung chun
Echo 回音kaionhuí yīn / hui2 yin1 / hui yin / huiyin
Geisha 芸者geishayún zhě / yun2 zhe3 / yun zhe / yunzhe yün che / yünche
Wing Chun Fist 詠春拳
yǒng chūn quán
yong3 chun1 quan2
yong chun quan
yung ch`un ch`üan
yung chun chüan
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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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

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.

Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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