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Willow

China liǔ
Japan ryuu / yanagi
Willow Wall Scroll

柳 is the Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji for willow (as in willow tree).

In ancient Chinese astronomy/astrology, this can refer to the "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions).

If you want to get scientific, this can refer to any tree of genus Salix including the weeping willow (Salix babylonica).


Notes:
In Chinese, this can be the surname Liu.
In Japanese, it can be the surname Yanagi. It can also be pronounced other ways for different rare surnames. Some Japanese use this as a female given name.
In Korean, this can be the surname Yu, though most of the time it's pronounced ryu in Korean.

The Geisha’s World

China huā liǔ jiè
Japan karyuukai
The Geisha’s World Wall Scroll

This literally means "Flower Willow World/Kingdom." In Japanese, this means "The Realm of the Geisha" or "World of the Geisha." I suppose there is a presumption that the Geisha are surrounded by flowers in their residence. In Chinese and Korean, this pretty much has colloquially come to mean "The Red Light District" or to refer to pimps, prostitutes and johns as a group.


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Mandarin liǔ / liu3
Taiwan liu
Japanese ryuu / ryu りゅう
 yanagi やなぎ
Chinese willow; surname Liu
Japanese (astron) Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (1) (kana only) willow (any tree of genus Salix); (2) (kana only) weeping willow (Salix babylonica); (surname) Riyou; (surname) Riyu; (surname, female given name) Ryuu; (surname, given name) Yuu; (surname) Yu; (surname) Yanagitaka; (p,s,f) Yanagi; (surname) Yanakaki; (surname) Yanai; (female given name) Nuriko; (surname) Teruo; (surname) Tama; (surname) Takayana
A willow.
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觀世音


观世音

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Mandarin guān shì yīn / guan1 shi4 yin1
Taiwan kuan shih yin
Japanese kanzeon かんぜおん
Chinese Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
Regarder of the world's sounds, or cries, the so-called Goddess of Mercy; also known as 觀音; 觀世音善薩; 觀自在 (觀世自在); 觀尹; 光世音 (the last being the older form). Avalokiteśvara, v. 阿 8. Originally represented as a male, the images are now generally those of a female figure. The meaning of the term is in doubt; it is intp. as above, but the term 觀自在 (觀世自在) accords with the idea of Sovereign Regarder and is not associated with sounds or cries. Guanyin is one of the triad of Amida, is represented on his left, and is also represented as crowned with Amida; but there are as many as thirty-three different forms of Guanyin, sometimes with a bird, a vase, a willow wand, a pearl, a 'thousand' eyes and hands, etc., and, when as bestower of children, carrying a child. The island of Putuo (Potala) is the chief centre of Guanyin worship, where she is the protector of all in distress, especially of those who go to sea. There are many sūtras, etc., devoted to the cult, but its provenance and the date of its introduction to China are still in doubt. Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sūtra is devoted to Guanyin, and is the principal scripture of the cult; its date is uncertain. Guanyin is sometimes confounded with Amitābha and Maitreya. She is said to be the daughter of king Śubhavyūha 妙莊王, who had her killed by 'stifling because the sword of the executioner broke without hurting her. Her spirit went to hell; but hell changed into paradise. Yama sent her back to life to save his hell, when she was miraculously transported on a Lotus flower to the island of Poo-too'. Eitel; Avalokitêśvara
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Goddess of Mercy and Compassion

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Mandarin/ qi3
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Chinese Chinese wolfberry shrub (Lycium chinense); willow; surname Qi; Zhou Dynasty vassal state

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Mandarin yáng / yang2
Taiwan yang
Japanese yanagi やなぎ
Chinese poplar; surname Yang
Japanese (1) (kana only) willow (any tree of genus Salix); (2) (kana only) weeping willow (Salix babylonica); (surname) Riyou; (surname) Riyu; (surname) Ryuu; (surname) Yon; (surname, given name) You; (surname) Yo; (surname, female given name) Yanagi; (surname) Yanai; (surname) Paku; (surname) Chi
Willow; aspen, poplar, arbutus; syphilis.

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小雀

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Japanese kogara こがら
Japanese (kana only) willow tit (Parus montanus); (place-name, surname) Kosuzume

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川楊

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Japanese kawayanagi かわやなぎ
Japanese riverside willow (esp. rosegold pussy willow, Salix gracilistyla)

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川柳

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Japanese senryuu / senryu せんりゅう
 kawayanagi かわやなぎ
 kawayagi かわやぎ
Japanese senryu; comic haiku; humorous seventeen-syllable poem; (1) riverside willow (esp. rosegold pussy willow, Salix gracilistyla); (2) (kana only) Salix gilgiana (species of willow); (3) high-quality coarse tea; (archaism) riverside willow; (given name) Senryuu; (place-name, surname) Kawayanagi

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垂楊

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Japanese suiyou / suiyo すいよう
Japanese weeping willow

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垂柳

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Mandarin chuí liǔ / chui2 liu3
Taiwan ch`ui liu / chui liu
Japanese tareyanagi たれやなぎ
Chinese weeping willow (Salix babylonica)
Japanese (place-name, surname) Tareyanagi

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兜羅


兜罗

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Mandarin dōu luō / dou1 luo1
Taiwan tou lo
Japanese tora
妬羅 (or 堵羅 or 蠧羅) tūla, floss, e. g. willow-floss, wild silk; cotton, also called兜羅綿 (or 兜羅M016820); also a tree producing such floss; floss;

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噛柴

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Japanese tamushiba たむしば
Japanese (kana only) willow-leafed magnolia (Magnolia salicifolia); anise magnolia

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楊柳


杨柳

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Mandarin yáng liǔ / yang2 liu3
Taiwan yang liu
Japanese youryuu / yoryu ようりゅう
 kawayanagi かわやなぎ
Chinese willow tree; poplar and willow; name of traditional tune
Japanese (kana only) willow (any tree of genus Salix); (1) (kana only) willow (any tree of genus Salix); (2) (kana only) weeping willow (Salix babylonica); riverside willow (esp. rosegold pussy willow, Salix gracilistyla); (surname) Yanagi; (surname) Yanaizu

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楊枝


杨枝

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Mandarin yáng zhī / yang2 zhi1
Taiwan yang chih
Japanese youji / yoji ようじ
Japanese toothpick; skewer for eating moist wagashi (steel, bamboo, etc.); (place-name, surname) Youji
Willow branches, or twigs, used as dantakāṣṭha, i.e. for cleansing the teeth by chewing or rubbing; willow twigs

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楊葉


杨叶

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Mandarin yáng yè / yang2 ye4
Taiwan yang yeh
Japanese yōshō
Wi11ow leaves, e.g. yellow willow leaves given to a child as golden leaves to stop its crying, a parallel to the Buddha's opportune methods of teaching; willow-leaves

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柳宿

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Mandarin liǔ sù / liu3 su4
Taiwan liu su
Japanese nurikoboshi ぬりこぼし
Japanese Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
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柳条

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Japanese ryuujou / ryujo りゅうじょう
Chinese See: 柳條
Japanese willow twig; (given name) Ryuujou

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柳杞

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Mandarin liǔ qǐ / liu3 qi3
Taiwan liu ch`i / liu chi
Chinese willow

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柳條


柳条

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Mandarin liǔ tiáo / liu3 tiao2
Taiwan liu t`iao / liu tiao
Chinese willow; willow branches; wicker (material for basketwork)

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柳樹


柳树

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Mandarin liǔ shù / liu3 shu4
Taiwan liu shu
Chinese willow

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柳枝

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Mandarin liǔ zhī / liu3 zhi1
Taiwan liu chih
Japanese ryuushi / ryushi りゅうし
 yanaeda やなえだ
Japanese (given name) Ryuushi; (surname) Yanaeda
Willow branches put in clean water to keep away evil spirits; willow branches

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柳葉

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Japanese ryuuyou / ryuyo りゅうよう
 yanagiba やなぎば
 yanaiba やないば
Japanese willow leaf; (1) willow-leaf arrowhead; (2) part of a Japanese stirrup; (personal name) Ryuuba; (surname) Yanagiba; (surname) Yanagiha

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柳腰

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Japanese yanagigoshi やなぎごし
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) slim waist; (2) waist of a willow tree

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柳鶯


柳莺

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Mandarin liǔ yīng / liu3 ying1
Taiwan liu ying
Chinese willow warbler; leaf warbler

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春柳

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Mandarin chūn liǔ / chun1 liu3
Taiwan ch`un liu / chun liu
Japanese haruyanagi はるやなぎ
Chinese Spring Willow Society, pioneering Chinese theatrical company set up in Tokyo in 1906, part of New Culture Movement 新文化運動|新文化运动[Xin1 Wen2 hua4 Yun4 dong4], continued in China from 1912 as 新劇同志會|新剧同志会[Xin1 ju4 Tong2 zhi4 hui4]
Japanese (surname) Haruyanagi

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糸柳

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Japanese itoyanagi いとやなぎ
Japanese weeping willow; (surname) Itoyanagi

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絮雪

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Japanese josetsu じょせつ
Japanese (obscure) willow flower

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絹柳

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Japanese kinuyanagi きぬやなぎ
Japanese (kana only) Salix kinuyanagi (species of willow)

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猫柳

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Japanese nekoyanagi ねこやなぎ
Japanese (kana only) rosegold pussy willow (Salix gracilistyla)

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諸子


诸子

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Mandarin zhū zǐ / zhu1 zi3
Taiwan chu tzu
Japanese moroko もろこ
 shoshi しょし
Chinese various sages; refers to the classical schools of thought, e.g. Confucianism 儒[ru2] represented by Confucius 孔子[Kong3 zi3] and Mencius 孟子[Meng4 zi3], Daoism 道[dao4] by Laozi 老子[Lao3 zi3] and Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3], Mohism 墨[mo4] by Mozi 墨子[Mo4 zi3], Legalism 法[fa3] by Sunzi 孫子|孙子[Sun1 zi3] and Han Feizi 韓非子|韩非子[Han2 Fei1 zi3], and numerous others
Japanese (1) (kana only) gudgeon (any fish of genus Gnathopogon or related genera); (2) willow gudgeon (Gnathopogon caerulescens); (3) longtooth grouper (species of fish, Epinephelus bruneus); (1) gentlemen; you; (all of) you or them; (2) Hundred Schools of Thought; (surname, female given name) Moroko
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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蒲柳

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Japanese horyuu / horyu ほりゅう
Japanese (1) purple willow; (2) infirmity; delicate constitution

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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
Willow ryuu / yanagi
ryuu / yanagi
ryu / yanagi
ryu/yanagi
liǔ / liu3 / liu
The Geisha’s World 花柳界karyuukai / karyukaihuā liǔ jiè
hua1 liu3 jie4
hua liu jie
hualiujie
hua liu chieh
hualiuchieh

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