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We have many options to create artwork with the Chinese characters / Asian symbols / Japanese Kanji for Heaven on a wall scroll or portrait.
See also these related pages: Angels, God, or Nirvana

  1. Heaven / Sky

  2. Kingdom of Heaven

  3. Angel / Messenger of Heaven

  4. Destiny Determined by Heaven

  5. Grace from Heaven / Grace from God

  6. Grace from Heaven...

  7. Heaven and Earth

  8. Blessed by Heaven

  9. Heaven Blesses the Diligent

10. Heaven Rewards Hard Work

11. Heaven Sent

12. Warrior of Heaven

13. Kingdom of Heaven

14. One Family Under Heaven

15. Oneness of Heaven and Humanity

16. Voice of Heaven / Voices from Heaven

17. Warrior of the Heavenly Realm

18. Archangel / Arch Angel


Heaven / Sky

China tiān
Japan ten
Heaven / Sky Vertical Wall Scroll

天 means "heaven" or "sky" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The context determines if you are talking about heaven or the sky above (often they are the same concept).

When combined with other characters, words like "today" and "tomorrow" are created. While sometimes the character for "sun" is used to mean "day," often "sky" represents "day" in Asian languages.
Example: 今天 (this sky) = "today," 明天 (next sky) = "tomorrow" in modern Chinese and Japanese.

In Chinese culture, regardless of which religion, it's almost always assumed that God (and any other deities) live up above in the sky. The concept of God living in the sky is likely the reason heaven is associated with this character.
The equation goes something like this: God's domain is the sky, thus, the sky is heaven.


Note: As a single character, this is a little ambiguous, so you might want to choose our Kingdom of Heaven selection instead.


See Also:  God | Today | Sun

Kingdom of Heaven

China tiān guó
Japan tengoku
Kingdom of Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

天國 is the very Christian way to refer to the "Kingdom of Heaven" in Chinese, old Korean and Japanese. 天國 is also the translation for "paradise."

The first character means "Heaven." The second character means "kingdom" but in modern times has been extended to mean "country" (but no one will translate this particular character combination as "Heaven Country"). 天國 is the ancient version of this word, as in modern times (after WWII) the second character was simplified in mainland China and Japan.

Angel / Messenger of Heaven

China tiān shǐ
Japan ten shi
Angel / Messenger of Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

天使 is the meaning of Angel in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means heaven. The second means messenger. Together it makes sense that we are talking about angels as Heaven's Messengers.

If you are an "Angel Junkie," this may be the wall scroll for you.
I also think it's a great choice if your name happens to be Angel.


See Also:  Angel

Destiny Determined by Heaven

China tiān yì
Japan teni
Destiny Determined by Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

天意 is a way to express destiny in a slightly religious way. Literally this means "Heaven's Wish" or "Heaven's Desire" with the idea of fate and destiny being derived as well. It suggests that your destiny comes from God / Heaven and that your path has already been chosen by a higher power.

My Japanese dictionary defines this word as "divine will" or "providence" but it also holds the meaning of "the will of the emperor." Therefore, I don't suggest this phrase if your audience is Japanese - it feels a little strange in Japanese anyway.

Grace from Heaven / Grace from God

China tiān ēn
Grace from Heaven / Grace from God Vertical Wall Scroll

天恩 is the deepest way to say "Heaven's Grace" or "God's Grace" in Chinese.

The first character means Heaven or sky (referring in this case to the domain of God).
The second character means grace, blessings, benevolence, favor/favour, acts of kindness, merits, or beneficial influence.

This title can also be defined as:
Blessings of Heaven, Favor of the Emperor, Divination's luckiest day, or blessings of nature. Note: When you see "Emperor" above, keep in mind that the Emperor, like the Pope is theoretically chosen by God, or seen as an emissary or conduit of God in ancient Asian culture. It would only be read that way in a certain context such as, "The Emperor, in his mercy, bestowed upon him Heaven's Grace and the prisoner was set free."


Note: Technically, this is a Japanese word too (pronounced "ten-on") but it's rarely used in Japan anymore. Therefore, this title is best if your audience is Chinese.

Grace from Heaven
Grace from God

Japan kami no on kei
Grace from Heaven / Grace from God Vertical Wall Scroll

神の恩恵 means God's Grace in Japanese.

The first two characters act to create a word that means "divine," "God's," or "The Spirit's."

The last two Kanji mean grace, favor/favour, blessing, or benefit.

Heaven and Earth

China tiān dì
Japan tenchi
Heaven and Earth Vertical Wall Scroll

天地 is "Heaven and Earth" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This title is used in many different contexts. It can be a general term but also used by Buddhists and in other religions.

This can also be used to refer to all of nature, the universe, the top and bottom, realm of life, or sphere of existence.

Blessed by Heaven

Japan ten kei
Blessed by Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

天恵 means "Heaven's Blessing," "Blessings from Heaven," or "Blessed by Heaven" in Japanese Kanji.

Depending on the context in which this is used, it can also mean, "gift of nature," or even, "natural resources" (as in Heaven or God bestowed things like oil, iron, gold, and other natural resources upon mankind).

Heaven Blesses the Diligent

China tiān dào chóu qín
Heaven Blesses the Diligent Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be interpreted a few different ways:
God blesses those who work hard.
It is the way of Heaven to smile on the diligent.
God will reward those that are worthy.
Heaven blesses those who are diligent.

Whichever translation you like, a scroll like this on your wall may serve as a reminder to work hard because your diligence will pay off both in this life and the next.


Note: This can be pronounced in Korean, but it's not a commonly used term.

Heaven Rewards Hard Work

China huáng tiān bù fù kǔ xīn rén
Heaven Rewards Hard Work Vertical Wall Scroll

This inspirational Chinese proverb can be translated a few ways:

Heaven will not disappoint the person who tries.

If you try hard, you're bound to succeed eventually.

Heaven rewards diligent work.

Sincere/heartful effort reaps the grace of Heaven.

Heaven Sent

China tiān lái
Japan tenrai / takara / sora
Heaven Sent Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese title means: heavenly; divine; inspired; heaven sent.

This can also be the Japanese surname Tenrai or Japanese female given names Takara or Sora.

Warrior of Heaven

China tiān lì shì
Japan ten riki shi
Warrior of Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

天力士 means "Heavenly Warrior," or "Hero of Heaven," in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

Often used in a Buddhist context.

Kingdom of Heaven

China tiān guó
Japan tengoku
Kingdom of Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

天國 is the same meaning and pronunciation as our other entry for "Kingdom of Heaven" but the second character was simplified in Japan and mainland China to this version. Choose the appearance that you like best (they will be somewhat universally understood - as most people are aware of this simplification in places where they still use all traditional characters - such as Taiwan and Hong Kong). You can consider the other version to be the "ancient version."

One Family Under Heaven

China tiān xià yī jiā
Japan tenka ikka
One Family Under Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

This proverb can also be translated as "The whole world is one family."

It is used to mean that all humans are related under heaven.

The first two characters can be translated as "the world," "whole country," "descended from heaven," "earth under heaven," "the public" or "the ruling power."

The second two characters can mean "one family," "a household," "one's folks," "a house" or "a home." Usually this is read as "a family."

Note: This proverb can be understood in Japanese, though not commonly used.

Oneness of Heaven and Humanity

China tiān rén hé yī
Oneness of Heaven and Humanity Vertical Wall Scroll

This title represents the oneness of heaven and humanity. It conveys the idea that man is an integral part of nature.

You can also read this as "heaven and man in unity," or "nature and man in unity." The "man" is really "people" or "humans" and is not gender-specific in Chinese.

Voice of Heaven / Voices from Heaven

China tiān táng zhī yīn
Voice of Heaven / Voices from Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

This title can be translated as either "voice of heaven" or "voices from heaven."

The first two characters mean heaven.
The third character is a possessive article (kind of like making heaven into heaven's).
The last character means voice but can also mean sound.

Note: This can be pronounced in Korean but it's not a commonly used term.

Warrior of the Heavenly Realm

China tiān jiè lì shì
Japan ten kai riki shi
Warrior of the Heavenly Realm Vertical Wall Scroll

天界力士 means "warrior of the heavenly realm" in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

天界力士 is also known as Narayana in Buddhism.

Archangel / Arch Angel

China dà tiān shǐ
Japan dai ten shi
Archangel / Arch Angel Vertical Wall Scroll

大天使 is the title Archangel in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means big or great (in this case, it means "arch").
The second means heaven (or sky).
The last means messenger.

The second and third characters together make the title for angel, which is literally "Heaven's Messenger."

This title would be understood as "The Chief of all Angels," or "The Great Angel." Some might even say it's the boss of Angels.


See Also:  Angel




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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
Heaven
Sky
tentiān / tian1 / tiant`ien / tien
Kingdom of Heaven天國
天国
tengokutiān guó / tian1 guo2 / tian guo / tianguot`ien kuo / tienkuo / tien kuo
Angel
Messenger of Heaven
天使ten shi / tenshitiān shǐ / tian1 shi3 / tian shi / tianshit`ien shih / tienshih / tien shih
Destiny Determined by Heaven天意tenitiān yì / tian1 yi4 / tian yi / tianyit`ien i / tieni / tien i
Grace from Heaven
Grace from God
天恩tiān ēn / tian1 en1 / tian en / tianent`ien en / tienen / tien en
Grace from Heaven
Grace from God
神の恩恵kami no on kei
kaminoonkei
Heaven and Earth天地tenchitiān dì / tian1 di4 / tian di / tiandit`ien ti / tienti / tien ti
Blessed by Heaven天恵ten kei / tenkei
Heaven Blesses the Diligent天道酬勤tiān dào chóu qín
tian1 dao4 chou2 qin2
tian dao chou qin
tiandaochouqin
t`ien tao ch`ou ch`in
tientaochouchin
tien tao chou chin
Heaven Rewards Hard Work皇天不負苦心人
皇天不负苦心人
huáng tiān bù fù kǔ xīn rén
huang2 tian1 bu4 fu4 ku3 xin1 ren2
huang tian bu fu ku xin ren
huangtianbufukuxinren
huang t`ien pu fu k`u hsin jen
huangtienpufukuhsinjen
huang tien pu fu ku hsin jen
Heaven Sent天来tenrai / takara / soratiān lái / tian1 lai2 / tian lai / tianlait`ien lai / tienlai / tien lai
Warrior of Heaven天力士ten riki shi
tenrikishi
tiān lì shì
tian1 li4 shi4
tian li shi
tianlishi
t`ien li shih
tienlishih
tien li shih
Kingdom of Heaven天國
天国
tengokutiān guó / tian1 guo2 / tian guo / tianguot`ien kuo / tienkuo / tien kuo
One Family Under Heaven天下一家tenka ikka / tenkaikka / tenka ika / tenkaikatiān xià yī jiā
tian1 xia4 yi1 jia1
tian xia yi jia
tianxiayijia
t`ien hsia i chia
tienhsiaichia
tien hsia i chia
Oneness of Heaven and Humanity天人合一tiān rén hé yī
tian1 ren2 he2 yi1
tian ren he yi
tianrenheyi
t`ien jen ho i
tienjenhoi
tien jen ho i
Voice of Heaven
Voices from Heaven
天堂之音tiān táng zhī yīn
tian1 tang2 zhi1 yin1
tian tang zhi yin
tiantangzhiyin
t`ien t`ang chih yin
tientangchihyin
tien tang chih yin
Warrior of the Heavenly Realm天界力士ten kai riki shi
tenkairikishi
tiān jiè lì shì
tian1 jie4 li4 shi4
tian jie li shi
tianjielishi
t`ien chieh li shih
tienchiehlishih
tien chieh li shih
Archangel
Arch Angel
大天使dai ten shi
daitenshi
dà tiān shǐ
da4 tian1 shi3
da tian shi
datianshi
ta t`ien shih
tatienshih
ta tien shih
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.


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.