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Your Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Search for "Wave"...

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  1. Wave
  2. Big Wave
  3. The Way of the Wave
  4. Tsunami / Tidal Wave
  5. Storm
  6. Rain
  7. Storm / Windstorm
  8. Carry On, Undaunted
  9. Beau
10. No Limitations
11. Chung Do Kwan
12. Inspiration


Wave

China
Japan nami
Wave Wall Scroll

波 is the most simple way to express wave in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja. This single character means wave. In Japanese, this is pronounced "nami" which is the same "nami" as used in the word "tsunami" (harbor wave).

Wave

China bō làng
Japan harou
Wave Wall Scroll

If you like to ride a surf board, and "the way of the wave" is your life, this could the scroll for you.

The additional meanings contained in these characters include ripple, storm, surge, breaker, wandering and unrestrained.

Big Wave

China tāo
Japan nami
Big Wave Wall Scroll

濤 is the Chinese character for "Big Wave." It suggests a wave unlike most, strong and powerful.

濤 is technically also a Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja but it's not commonly used in those Asian languages. Pronunciation in Japanese and Korean provided above for reference only. Just order this if your audience is Chinese.

The Way of the Wave

The Tao of the Waves
China làng zhī dào
The Way of the Wave Wall Scroll

浪之道 is a great title for a surfer whose lifestyle is entwined with the surf and waves.
This can be translated a few different ways:
The Way of the Wave
The Dao of the Wave
The Tao of the Waves
Note: Dao and Tao are the same character, just sometimes romanized differently.

Tsunami / Tidal Wave

Japan tsunami
Tsunami / Tidal Wave Wall Scroll

津波 is the most common way to write tsunami in Japanese. This version should be considered "Japanese only," as it's very uncommon to see this version used in Chinese.


Note: Can also be the surname Tsuwa in Japanese.

Tsunami / Tidal Wave

China jīn làng
Japan tsunami
Tsunami / Tidal Wave Wall Scroll

津浪 is another way to write tsunami in Japanese and Chinese (there's more than one way to write the same word).


Note: Can also be the surname Tsuha in Japanese.

Tsunami / Tidal Wave

China hǎi xiào
Japan tsunami
Tsunami / Tidal Wave Wall Scroll

海嘯 is a common way to write tsunami in Japanese and Chinese (there's more than one way to write the same word).


Note: Can also be written as 津波, 海嘯 or 海啸.

Storm

China fēng bào
Storm Wall Scroll

風暴 is the Chinese word for storm.

If the meaning of storm is somehow important or significant to you, these are the characters you want.

The first character means wind, and the second means violent or sudden.


Note: This would be understood in Korean Hanja, however, Koreans would generally use these characters in reverse order.


See Also:  Rain

Rain

China
Japan ame
Rain Wall Scroll

雨 is how to write "rain" in Chinese. If rain is your name or has some significance to you in your life, this is the character you want.

If your name is Varṣā or Varsha, this is how you name translates into Chinese.


See Also:  Storm | Water

Storm / Windstorm

Best for Japanese audience
China bào fēng
Japan baku fuu / bou fuu / arashi
Storm / Windstorm Wall Scroll

暴風 is the Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja word for storm (can also mean gale, tempest, typhoon, hurricane, gale, violent wind, or windstorm - especially in Korean and Chinese).

If the meaning of storm is somehow important or significant to you, these are the Kanji you want.

The first Kanji means violent or sudden. The second Kanji means wind.

This also means storm in Chinese but more in regards to a wind storm than a general storm. It's about the same for this word in Korean.


See Also:  Rain | Wind

Carry On, Undaunted

China qián fù hòu jì
Carry On, Undaunted Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb figuratively means, "to advance dauntlessly in wave upon wave."

It suggests that you should or can carry on, and have the strength to keep going.

While this proverb is a little bit militaristic, it suggests that in spite of a fallen comrade (or perhaps a loved one), you should keep going and work towards the goal they intended.

Beau

China
Beau Wall Scroll

波 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Beau.

This Chinese character means "wave."

No Limitations

China màn lán
Japan man ran
No Limitations Wall Scroll

漫瀾 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for, "Having no boundaries or limitations."

This literally talks of the vastness of an ocean or river.

Character breakdown:
漫 = free; unrestrained; to inundate; overflowing; boundless.
澜 = swelling water; large wave.

Chung Do Kwan

Chung Do Kwan Wall Scroll

靑濤館 is the Korean martial arts style, Chung Do Kwan, meaning, "Blue Wave School."

If you want this in modern Korean Hangul characters, click on the Hangul next to the Korean flag above instead of the button above.

Also Romanized as "Cheong Do Gwan" or "Ch'ŏng Do Kwan."

Inspiration

China líng gǎn
Japan reikan
Inspiration Wall Scroll

靈感 is the Chinese word that is the closest to hitting the mark for the English word "inspiration." In a more extended context, I have even seen this translated as "brain wave."

The first character means alert, departed soul, efficacious, quick, effective or intelligence. The second character means to feel, to move, to touch or to affect. The combined meaning of these two characters changes a bit but I think it's nice to know the individual meanings to give you a better understanding of where a word comes from.

You could describe this word as, "the thought that pops into your head just before you patent the greatest widget ever invented, that everyone in the world will want."
…At least, that's the idea.

This term can also mean "intelligent thought" if you were to translate it directly from each of these characters. If you are looking for inspiration or otherwise need to be inspired, this is the word for you.


霊When the first character was absorbed into Japanese from Chinese, an alternate form became the standard in Japan. The Kanji shown to the right is the form currently used in Japan. This is still considered an alternate form in China to this day. It's readable by both Chinese and Japanese people but if your audience is Japanese, I recommend the Kanji shown to the right - just click on that Kanji to order that version.




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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
Wave namibō / bo1 / bo po
Wave 波浪harou / harobō làng / bo1 lang4 / bo lang / bolang po lang / polang
Big Wave
namitāo / tao1 / tao t`ao / tao
The Way of the Wave 浪之道làng zhī dào
lang4 zhi1 dao4
lang zhi dao
langzhidao
lang chih tao
langchihtao
Tsunami
Tidal Wave
津波tsunami
Tsunami
Tidal Wave
津浪tsunamijīn làng / jin1 lang4 / jin lang / jinlang chin lang / chinlang
Tsunami
Tidal Wave
海嘯
海啸
tsunamihǎi xiào / hai3 xiao4 / hai xiao / haixiao hai hsiao / haihsiao
Storm 風暴
风暴
fēng bào / feng1 bao4 / feng bao / fengbao feng pao / fengpao
Rain ameyǔ / yu3 / yu
Storm
Windstorm
暴風
暴风
baku fuu / bou fuu / arashi
baku fu / bo fu / arashi
bakufu/bofu/arashi
bào fēng / bao4 feng1 / bao feng / baofeng pao feng / paofeng
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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