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白虎 is the title "White Tiger" in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.
In Chinese folklore, the White Tiger rules or represents the seven mansions (constellations) of the west sky. However, in modern Chinese, a "white tiger" is also slang for hairless female genitalia (be careful about this, as Chinese men might secretly laugh or snicker when they see your white tiger wall scroll).
In Japanese folklore, the White Tiger is a god said to rule over the western heavens. They also know of the Chinese seven mansions of the western heavens. In Japanese, this can also be the given name Byakko.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your white tiger search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| bái hǔ / bai2 hu3
| White Tiger (the seven mansions of the west sky); (slang) hairless female genitalia
(1) White Tiger (god said to rule over the western heavens); (2) (astron) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the western heavens; (given name) Byakko
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| hán / han2
| white tiger
| yè / ye4
| a kind of bird similar to pheasant
(1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma; (female given name) Nue
| sì xiàng / si4 xiang4
shishou / shisho ししょう
| four divisions (of the twenty-eight constellations 二十八宿[er4 shi2 ba1 xiu4] of the sky into groups of seven mansions), namely: Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙[Qing1 long2], White Tiger 白虎[Bai2 hu3], Vermilion Bird 朱雀[Zhu1 que4], Black Tortoise 玄武[Xuan2 wu3]
four images; four symbols; four emblems; four phenomena; four phases; (given name) Shishou
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|White Tiger||白虎||byakko / hakko|
byako / hako
|bái hǔ / bai2 hu3 / bai hu / baihu||pai hu / paihu|
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