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  1. Spirit
  2. Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit
  3. Warrior Soul / Spirit of a Fighter
  4. Mind, Body and Spirit
  5. Spirit / Spiritual Essence
  6. Indomitable Spirit
  7. Fighting Spirit
  8. Divine Spirit
  9. Independent Spirit
10. Free Spirit
11. Fighting Spirit
12. Beautiful Spirit
13. Fighting Spirit
14. Courageous Spirit
15. The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger
16. Heroic Spirit
17. Dragon Spirit
18. Fighting Spirit
19. Spirit / Soul
20. Heart / Mind / Spirit
21. Heroic Spirit / Heroism
22. Indomitable Spirit
23. Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit
24. Purified Spirit / Enlightened Attitude
25. Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition
26. Ghost / Soul / Spirit
27. Esprit de Corps / Team Spirit
28. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse
29. Advance Bravely...
30. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse,...
31. Independent Spirit...
32. Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial
33. Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost
34. Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit
35. Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Spirit
36. Indomitable Spirit / Indomitable Attitude
37. Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit
38. Wolf Spirit...


Spirit

China jīng shén
Japan sei shin
Spirit

精神 is the kind of spirit that you have if you perform well in sports or competition. It is the idea of having a good attitude, and putting your all into something - so much so that others can see or feel your spirit. It is the essence of your being that can only be subjectively described because there are no words that can fully explain what "spirit" really is.

For your information:
My Japanese dictionary further tries to explain this word by comparing it to mind, soul, heart or intention.
My Chinese dictionary compares these characters to meanings like vigor, vitality, drive and mentality.
My Korean dictionary defines this as mind, spirit and soul.


See Also:  Vitality | Heart | Soul

Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit

China yǒng shì jīng shén
Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit

This can be translated as the warrior's spirit or warrior's soul. The first two characters can be translated as "warrior" or literally "brave soldier/man" although some will translate this word as "hero." Therefore, this is also how to say "heroic spirit."

The second two characters mean vigor, vitality, drive, spirit, mind, heart, mental essence and psychological component. Basically "your soul."


We have two versions of this phrase. The only difference is the first two and last two characters are swapped. The version here suggests that you admire or like the idea of the spirit of a warrior. The other version suggests that you are the warrior or hero.

Warrior Soul / Spirit of a Fighter

Japan senshi damashii
Warrior Soul / Spirit of a Fighter

戦士魂 is "warrior soul" or "warrior spirit" in Japanese.

Here's the breakdown of the Kanji:

戦士 (senshi) warrior; soldier; combatant; fighter.

魂 (damashii/tamashii) soul; spirit; can sometimes mean "ghost."

Mind, Body and Spirit

China shēn xīn líng
Japan mi shin rei
Mind, Body and Spirit

This is probably the best way to express the idea of "Body, Mind and Spirit" in Chinese and old Korean Hanja. We are actually using the word for "heart" here because for thousands of years, the heart was thought to be the place where your thoughts, feelings and emotions came from. We do something similar in the west when we say "warm-hearted" or "I love you with all of my heart." In this context, heart = mind in Asian language and culture.

The very literal translation of these three characters is "body, heart & spirit" which could also be interpreted as "body mind & soul."

We have arranged these characters in this order because it simply "feels" like the proper order in the Chinese language. Word lists like this are not so common for calligraphy artwork, so we have to be careful to put them in the most natural order. It should be noted that this is not a common title in Asia, nor is it considered an actual phrase (as it lacks a clear subject, verb, and object).


霊In Japanese Kanji, they use an alternate form of the character for soul or spirit. If you want this using the Japanese alternate, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above.

Japanese disclaimer: This is not a natural phrase/list in Japanese. While not totally-natural in Chinese, this word list is best if your audience is Chinese.

Spirit / Spiritual Essence

China shén
Japan shin / kami
Spirit / Spiritual Essence

神 is the simplest way to write spirit in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean.

This single character alone will conjure up ideas of the spiritual world. 神 can also be translated as "vital awareness" as in the fact that one must know they exist to exist (I think, therefore, I am).

Other translations include:
God, deity, mysterious, divine essence, lively, spiritual being, divinity, supernatural, soul, mind, nerves, and energy. In some extended context it can mean genius or unusual.

Japanese romanizations vary a lot when this character is combined into other words. However, shin is the original pronunciation taken from Chinese into Japanese. You'll also see it romanized as kami, gami, jin, and a few others, depending on context.

Indomitable Spirit

Japan ma ke ji damashii
Indomitable Spirit

This Japanese proverb means "indomitable spirit" or "unyielding spirit."


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

Fighting Spirit

Japan tou shi
Fighting Spirit

This literally means "fighting spirit" or "the will to fight." As in the spirit that a warrior, soldier, athlete or fighter must possess.

Divine Spirit

China yù yǐng
Japan goei
Divine Spirit

御影 is a Japanese word that means divine spirit, or honorific language for "spirit of the dead."

This can also refer to an image of a deity, buddha, royal, noble, etc.)

In Buddhist context, it can mean (wooden) images of saints or deities.

御影 is also a Japanese name, Mikage.


Note: This is also a word in Chinese but not used very often in China (except perhaps by certain Buddhists).

Independent Spirit

China dú lì jīng shén
Independent Spirit

獨立精神 means independent spirit in Chinese.

The first two characters mean independent, independence, or to stand alone.

The last two characters can mean spirit, spiritual, vigor, vitality, drive, mind, consciousness, thought, essence, heart or soul.

With this information, you can make your own translation combination such as "independent heart," "stand alone spirit," or more creatively, "the drive to stand alone" in English. There are a lot of ways to interpret 獨立精神.

Free Spirit

China zì yóu jīng shén
Free Spirit

The first two characters mean freedom or liberty.

The second two characters mean spirit, heart, mind, or soul.

Together, this is a title that is very similar to the English term "free spirit."


See Also:  Freedom | Independence

Free Spirit

Japan ji yuu na sei shin
Free Spirit

The first two characters mean freedom or liberty.

The middle character is a connecting Hiragana which is needed for Japanese grammar.

The last two characters mean spirit, heart, mind, or soul.

Together, this is a title that is very similar to the English term "free spirit."


See Also:  Freedom | Independence

Fighting Spirit

The Will to Fight
China dòu zhì
Fighting Spirit

This literally means fighting spirit. As in the spirit that a warrior, soldier, athlete or fighter must possess.

斗Note: There is more than one way to write the first character of this word. It is sometimes written like the version shown to the right (yes, it's completely different but has the same meaning & pronunciation). If you have a preference, please let us know in the special instructions about your order.

Beautiful Spirit

Japan utsukushi seishin
Beautiful Spirit

美しい精神 is a common way to write "Beautiful Spirit" in Japanese.


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

Fighting Spirit

Alternate Japanese version
Japan tou kon
Fighting Spirit

闘魂 is an alternate title with the meaning "fighting spirit" or "the will to fight."

Courageous Spirit

China gǔ qì
Courageous Spirit

This Chinese title means "unyielding character," "courageous spirit," "integrity," or "moral backbone."

The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger

China lóng hǔ jīng shén
Japan ryu ko sei shin
The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger

This means the spirit of the dragon and tiger. It speaks to the vitality and vigor that is the nature of these two creatures.

Beyond "spirit," the second two characters can also mean mind, soul, or heart. Therefore, you can also say this means "Heart of the Dragon and Tiger," etc.

This is often titled as "Ryukoseishin" in many Japanese martial arts.

Heroic Spirit

China yīng qì
Heroic Spirit

英氣 is a way to write heroic spirit in Chinese.

This may be an arrogant thing to hang on your wall.

Dragon Spirit

China lóng hún
Dragon Spirit

This title means "Dragon Spirit" or "Dragon Ghost."

Dragon Spirit

China lóng shén
Japan ryuu jin
Dragon Spirit

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title can mean, "dragon god," "dragon king," or "dragon spirit."

In the context of Buddhism, this is one of eight kinds of spiritual beings found in Mahāyāna texts.

Fighting Spirit

Japan tou ki
Fighting Spirit

闘氣 is an alternate Japanese title for "fighting spirit." This one is more like "fighting energy." The second character is "ki" the same "ki" in Aikido. This "ki" is the spiritual energy that all martial arts practitioners must master and focus.

Spirit / Soul

China líng
Japan ryou
Spirit / Soul

靈 is spirit or soul in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

If you look in the dictionary, you'll also find definitions for this character like:
quick; alert; efficacious; effective; departed soul; coffin; spiritual; energy; effective; clever.


霊There is a modern Japanese version of this character. The button above will get you the traditional/ancient form. But, if you want the modern Japanese, click on the Kanji to the right instead.

Heart / Mind / Spirit

China xīn
Japan kokoro
Heart / Mind / Spirit

心 would often be translated as "heart".

However, because it was believed in Chinese culture thousands of years that your consciousness and thoughts came from the big red organ in the middle of your chest, it also means "mind" or "spirit" and sometimes even "soul."

In Korean, beyond heart, mind, and spirit, this character can mean moral, nature, mind, affections, intentions, core, and center. In fact, it is used in Chinese to mean "center" as well but only with another character in front of it. For instance, "medical center" or even "shopping center." Separately and alone, it will not be read with that "center" meaning unless thought of as "the center of your soul."

Heroic Spirit / Heroism

China háo qì
Heroic Spirit / Heroism

豪氣 is heroic spirit or heroism in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

This might come across as a bit arrogant to hang on your wall.

Indomitable Spirit

Korean Only
China bǎi shé bù qū
Indomitable Spirit

This Korean proverb means "indomitable spirit," at least, that is the way it is commonly translated in martial arts circles (Taekwondo, Hapkido, etc.).

The literal translation is "[one] hundred [times] broken [still] don't succumb."
Or more naturally translated, "Even if attacked/beaten one hundred times, still be undaunted/indomitable."

Notes:
Some will say this is one long word rather than a proverb.
This is also a proverb/word in Chinese though rarely used in modern times.

Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit

China měi shén
Japan mikami
Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit

In Chinese, this means Goddess of Beauty.

The first character means beauty or beautiful.
The second character means spirit (can also mean god, goddess, or soul).
Some will use this as a short way to say, "Beautiful Spirit."

This has a similar meaning in Japanese but is used more often as a female given name in Japan. As a Japanese given name, it can be pronounced Mikami, Mikan, or Binasu.

Purified Spirit / Enlightened Attitude

A Japanese martial arts title/concept
China xǐ xīn
Japan sen shin
Purified Spirit / Enlightened Attitude

The first Kanji alone means to wash, to bathe, primness, cleanse or purify.

The second Kanji means heart, mind, soul, or essence.

Together, these two Kanji create a word that is defined as "purified spirit" or "enlightened attitude" within the context of Japanese martial arts.

This is one of the five spirits of the warrior (budo), and is often used as a Japanese martial arts tenet. Under that context it's often defined this way: A spirit that protects and harmonizes the universe. Senshin is a spirit of compassion that embraces and serves all humanity and whose function is to reconcile discord in the world. It holds all life to be sacred. It is the Buddha mind.

This title will only be familiar to Japanese who practice certain martial arts. Others may not recognize this word at all.

This word does not show up as a word in too many Chinese dictionaries but it can be read and has the same meaning in Chinese.


先心 There is an issue with the first character. The original, and probably most correct version is shown above. However, many dojo documents and other sources have used a more simple first character. Arguments ensue about which version is correct. If you want to be correct in the Japanese language, use the "Select and Customize" button above. If you want to match the Kanji used by your dojo, click the Kanji shown to the right. There is a slightly different meaning with this first character which means before, ahead, previous, future, precedence.

Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition

China xióng xīn
Japan yuushin
Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition

雄心 is the Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji for great ambition, lofty aspiration, or heroic spirit.

Ghost / Soul / Spirit

China hún pò
Japan kon paku
Ghost / Soul / Spirit

魂魄 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja term for ghost, soul, or spirit.

It's used in the context of Buddhism as:
Animus and anima; the spiritual nature or mind, and the animal soul; the two are defined as mind and body or mental and physical, the invisible soul inhabiting the visible body, the former being celestial, the latter terrestrial.

Esprit de Corps / Team Spirit

China tuán duì jīng shén
Esprit de Corps / Team Spirit

This Chinese word can mean, "esprit de corps" or "team spirit."

Other translations include, collectivism, teamwork, or solidarity.

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse

China lóng mǎ jīng shén
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse

龍馬精神 is an old proverb that is used to wish someone good health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is "The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse." These four characters are often accompanied by four more which mean, "...and the power and prestige of the tiger." Here we are just offering the first part which is considered the short version.

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have an amazing quality. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse, would seem to also be in good health.


Note: In Japanese, this would be read as the spirit of 坂本龍馬 (Sakamoto_Ryōma), a beloved rebel who help abolish the old Japanese feudal system. This can be confusing, so I am declaring this proverb to be Chinese only.

Advance Bravely
Indomitable Spirit

China yǒng wǎng zhí qián
Advance Bravely / Indomitable Spirit

This proverb creates an image of a warrior bravely advancing against an enemy regardless of the odds.

This proverb can also be translated as "indomitable spirit" or "march fearlessly onward."


See Also:  Indomitable | Fortitude

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse,
the Power of a Tiger.

China lóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse, / the Power of a Tiger.

This is an old proverb that is used to wish someone great health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is "The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse, and the power and prestige of the tiger."

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have these qualities. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse, would seem to also be in good health.

Independent Spirit
Independent Heart

Japan dokuritsushin
Independent Spirit / Independent Heart

This means independent spirit or independent heart in Japanese.

The first two characters mean independent or independence. The third character means spirit, heart or mind.

This is a Japanese term, although Chinese people would be able to guess the meaning (the characters make sense individually in Chinese but are not often used this way). Also, the first character would be written 獨 in Traditional Chinese versus 独 which is the Simplified Chinese and modern Japanese version.

Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial

China
Japan bu
Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial

武 is the essence or spirit of a warrior. 武 is part of the word "wu shu" which is sometimes translated as "martial arts" or "kung fu."

In more modern speech and other context, this can mean military, martial, warlike, fierce, and perhaps violent but usually as a prefix for a longer word or phrase.

Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost

China shèng líng
Japan sei rei
Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost

聖靈 / 聖霊 is the title for the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost as used by Jewish, Catholic and Protestant (and other Christian) Chinese people. And yes, Chinese Jews do exist, but there are not many of them.

The first character means Holy, Sacred, Saint or Sage. The second means ghost, spirit, efficacious or intelligence.

聖靈 / 聖霊 is valid in Chinese characters and old Korean Hanja. This will be recognized in Japan but see note below...


霊 In modern Japan, they now use a variant/simplified Kanji of the second character of Holy Spirit. If you want this Japanese version, click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.

Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit

China jīng shén lì liàng
Japan seishin rikiryou
Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit

This title speaks of one's soul or spirit, and the capacity or strength that soul possesses.

The first two characters mean mind, heart, spirit, and/or soul.

The last two characters mean strength, capacity, or ability.

Note: Separately, these are two words in Japanese, and can be pronounced but this does not make a natural title in Japanese (best if your audience is Chinese).

Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Spirit

China měi lì de xīn líng
Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Spirit

美麗的心靈 means beautiful heart, beautiful mind, or beautiful spirit in Chinese.

Indomitable Spirit / Indomitable Attitude

Fukutsu no Seishin
Japan fu kutsu no sei shin
Indomitable Spirit / Indomitable Attitude

不屈の精神 is one of several versions or ways to write "Indomitable Spirit" in Japanese.

This one is the famous, "Fukutsu no Seishin" phrase.

Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit

China nèi zài měi
Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit

This three-character title speaks of beauty on the inside. It's not about outward or physical beauty but rather the inner beauty possessed by someone. This can also be translated as "beauty of spirit."

Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit

Japan nai men bi
Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit

This three-character title speaks of beauty on the inside. It's not about outward or physical beauty but rather the inner beauty possessed by someone. This can also be translated as "beauty of spirit."

Wolf Spirit
Soul of a Wolf

China láng hún
Japan routama / ookami tamashii
Wolf Spirit / Soul of a Wolf

狼魂 is kind of an unusual title in Chinese and Japanese. But many people have searched for this title so we added it. The wolf is not usually seen in a positive light in Asian culture, so this may not be the best title to label yourself.

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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
Spirit 精神sei shin / seishinjīng shén
jing1 shen2
jing shen
jingshen
ching shen
chingshen
Warrior Soul
Heroic Spirit
勇士精神yǒng shì jīng shén
yong3 shi4 jing1 shen2
yong shi jing shen
yongshijingshen
yung shih ching shen
yungshihchingshen
Warrior Soul
Spirit of a Fighter
戦士魂senshi damashii
senshidamashii
senshi damashi
senshidamashi
Mind, Body and Spirit 身心靈 / 身心霊
身心灵
mi shin rei
mishinrei
shēn xīn líng
shen1 xin1 ling2
shen xin ling
shenxinling
shen hsin ling
shenhsinling
Spirit
Spiritual Essence
shin / kamishén / shen2 / shen
Indomitable Spirit 負けじ魂ma ke ji damashii
makejidamashii
ma ke ji damashi
makejidamashi
Fighting Spirit 闘誌
闘志
tou shi / toushi / to shi / toshi
Divine Spirit 御影goeiyù yǐng / yu4 ying3 / yu ying / yuying yü ying / yüying
Independent Spirit 獨立精神
独立精神
dú lì jīng shén
du2 li4 jing1 shen2
du li jing shen
dulijingshen
tu li ching shen
tulichingshen
Free Spirit 自由精神zì yóu jīng shén
zi4 you2 jing1 shen2
zi you jing shen
ziyoujingshen
tzu yu ching shen
tzuyuchingshen
Free Spirit 自由な精神ji yuu na sei shin
jiyuunaseishin
ji yu na sei shin
jiyunaseishin
Fighting Spirit 斗志dòu zhì / dou4 zhi4 / dou zhi / douzhi tou chih / touchih
Beautiful Spirit 美しい精神utsukushi seishin
utsukushiseishin
Fighting Spirit 闘魂tou kon / toukon / to kon / tokon
Courageous Spirit 骨氣
骨气
gǔ qì / gu3 qi4 / gu qi / guqi ku ch`i / kuchi / ku chi
The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger 龍虎精神
龙虎精神
ryu ko sei shin
ryukoseishin
lóng hǔ jīng shén
long2 hu3 jing1 shen2
long hu jing shen
longhujingshen
lung hu ching shen
lunghuchingshen
Heroic Spirit 英氣
英气
yīng qì / ying1 qi4 / ying qi / yingqi ying ch`i / yingchi / ying chi
Dragon Spirit 龍魂
龙魂
lóng hún / long2 hun2 / long hun / longhun lung hun / lunghun
Dragon Spirit 龍神
龙神
ryuu jin / ryuujin / ryu jin / ryujinlóng shén
long2 shen2
long shen
longshen
lung shen
lungshen
Fighting Spirit 闘氣
闘気气
tou ki / touki / to ki / toki
Spirit
Soul

ryou / ryolíng / ling2 / ling
Heart
Mind
Spirit
kokoroxīn / xin1 / xin hsin
Heroic Spirit
Heroism
豪氣
豪气
háo qì / hao2 qi4 / hao qi / haoqi hao ch`i / haochi / hao chi
Indomitable Spirit 百折不屈bǎi shé bù qū
bai3 she2 bu4 qu1
bai she bu qu
baishebuqu
pai she pu ch`ü
paishepuchü
pai she pu chü
Goddess of Beauty
Beautiful Spirit
美神mikamiměi shén / mei3 shen2 / mei shen / meishen
Purified Spirit
Enlightened Attitude
洗心
先心
sen shin / senshinxǐ xīn / xi3 xin1 / xi xin / xixin hsi hsin / hsihsin
Heroic Spirit
Great Ambition
雄心yuushin / yushinxióng xīn
xiong2 xin1
xiong xin
xiongxin
hsiung hsin
hsiunghsin
Ghost
Soul
Spirit
魂魄kon paku / konpakuhún pò / hun2 po4 / hun po / hunpo hun p`o / hunpo / hun po
Esprit de Corps
Team Spirit
團隊精神
团队精神
tuán duì jīng shén
tuan2 dui4 jing1 shen2
tuan dui jing shen
tuanduijingshen
t`uan tui ching shen
tuantuichingshen
tuan tui ching shen
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse 龍馬精神
龙马精神
lóng mǎ jīng shén
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2
long ma jing shen
longmajingshen
lung ma ching shen
lungmachingshen
Advance Bravely
Indomitable Spirit
勇往直前yǒng wǎng zhí qián
yong3 wang3 zhi2 qian2
yong wang zhi qian
yongwangzhiqian
yung wang chih ch`ien
yungwangchihchien
yung wang chih chien
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse, the Power of a Tiger. 龍馬精神虎虎生威
龙马精神虎虎生威
lóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2 hu3 hu3 sheng1 wei1
long ma jing shen hu hu sheng wei
lung ma ching shen hu hu sheng wei
Independent Spirit
Independent Heart
獨立心
独立心
dokuritsushin
Warrior Essence
Warrior Spirit
Martial
buwǔ / wu3 / wu
Holy Spirit
Holy Ghost
聖靈 / 聖霊
圣灵
sei rei / seireishèng líng
sheng4 ling2
sheng ling
shengling
Spiritual Strength
Strength of Spirit
精神力量seishin rikiryou
seishinrikiryou
seishin rikiryo
seishinrikiryo
jīng shén lì liàng
jing1 shen2 li4 liang4
jing shen li liang
jingshenliliang
ching shen li liang
chingshenliliang
Beautiful Heart
Beautiful Spirit
美麗的心靈
美丽的心灵
měi lì de xīn líng
mei3 li4 de xin1 ling2
mei li de xin ling
meilidexinling
mei li te hsin ling
meilitehsinling
Indomitable Spirit
Indomitable Attitude
不屈の精神fu kutsu no sei shin
fukutsunoseishin
Inner Beauty
Beauty of Spirit
內在美
内在美
nèi zài měi
nei4 zai4 mei3
nei zai mei
neizaimei
nei tsai mei
neitsaimei
Inner Beauty
Beauty of Spirit
内面美nai men bi / naimenbi
Wolf Spirit
Soul of a Wolf
狼魂routama / ookami tamashii
routama / ookamitamashii
rotama / okami tamashi
rotama/okamitamashi
láng hún / lang2 hun2 / lang hun / langhun
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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