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| 1. Sisters at Heart
2. Sisterhood / Sisterly Love
| 4. Brotherly and Sisterly Love|
5. Brother and Sister
6. Younger Sister
This is "heart of sisters", "soul sisters", or "sisters of the heart". This can be used for actual sisters to celebrate the heartfelt love they feel. It can even be used by two women who feel a connection as if they are sisters.
This Japanese term means "Sisterhood", "Sisterly Love", or "Sister Love".
This is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for sisters.
Please note: It's kind of an uncommon title for a wall scroll.
This 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.
This means, "brother and sister", in Japanese.
There's not a perfect way to say it in calligraphy, but this is probably the best way.
This is the single-character for younger sister.
In colloquial Japanese speech, this can be a way to say, darling, dear, honey, or my betrothed (only used when referring to a woman).
In Japanese, this can be the female given name Mai.
In Chinese, you will generally see this used in double form, "妹妹" or "mei mei" when referring to a younger sister.
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 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.
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.
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...
|Heart and Soul|
Nana Korobi Ya Oki
New Beginning New Life
The Red String
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!!!
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
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Sisters at Heart||心の姉妹|
|kokoro no shi mai|
|Sisterhood / Sisterly Love||姉妹愛|
|shi mai ai|
|Brotherly and Sisterly Love||手足情|
|n/a||shǒu zú qíng|
shou zu qing
shou tsu ch`ing
|shou3 zu2 qing2|
shou tsu ching
|Brother and Sister||兄姉|
|keishi / kyoudai|
keishi / kyodai
|mai / imouto|
mai / imoto
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 "sister" 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.
Some people may refer to this entry as Sister Kanji, Sister Characters, Sister in Mandarin Chinese, Sister Characters, Sister in Chinese Writing, Sister in Japanese Writing, Sister in Asian Writing, Sister Ideograms, Chinese Sister symbols, Sister Hieroglyphics, Sister Glyphs, Sister in Chinese Letters, Sister Hanzi, Sister in Japanese Kanji, Sister Pictograms, Sister in the Chinese Written-Language, or Sister in the Japanese Written-Language.
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