信仰 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Religious Devotion / Faith in God / Religious Faith

xìn yǎng
shin kou
Religious Devotion / Faith in God / Religious Faith Vertical Wall Scroll

信仰 means firm belief, faith, persuasion, conviction, and sometimes religion or creed in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

信仰 clearly fits religious connotation of the English word "devotion".

信仰 is often used to refer to a person of faith or a religious person.

This can be directly translated as "firm belief", "creed", "conviction" or simply as "religious" depending on context.

Some will also use this to mean "trust in God" in Japanese (though the term for God is not actually in this title).

It should be noted that this word is a little strange alone on a wall scroll.

While this can be pronounced in Japanese, it’s not a great selection for a wall scroll if your audience is Japanese.

Trust in God / Belief in God

kami no shin kou
Trust in God / Belief in God Vertical Wall Scroll

神の信仰 is the simplest way to express, "Trust in God" in Japanese.

The first character means God, deity, divinity, or spirit (in this case, it will be read as God).

The second character is a particle that links the ideas.

The last two characters mean faith, belief, or creed, in religious context.

Faith Hope Love

shinkou to kibou to ai
Faith Hope Love Vertical Wall Scroll

信仰と希望と愛 is a Japanese list of words (not really a phrase) meaning faith, hope, and love.

Some have associated this word list with Corinthians 13:13, though there are no specific religious connotations in this word list, and it's not directly from that Japanese Bible verse.

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

Seven Heavenly Virtues

xìn yǎng xī wàng cí shàn jiān rěn zhèng yì shèn zhòng jié zhì
shinkou kibou jizen kennin seigi shinchou sessei
Seven Heavenly Virtues Vertical Wall Scroll

This is a list in Chinese and Japanese Kanji of an interpretation of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

1. Faith is belief in God, and the right virtues.
2. Hope is taking a positive future view that good will prevail.
3. Charity is concern for, and active helping of, others.
4. Fortitude is never giving up.
5. Justice is being fair and equitable with others.
6. Prudence is care of and moderation with money.
7. Temperance is moderation of needed things and abstinence from things which are not needed.

The full list is here. This is a word list, not a common phrase. While all Chinese and Japanese people will recognize the words in the list, they may not understand what the list is about (unless they are familiar with the Seven Heavenly Virtues).

don’t get this as a tattoo or anything like that without first consulting a native translator in the target language. These are fine for a wall scroll but a long discussion is needed before you commit to this for a lifetime inking commitment.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Religious Devotion
Faith in God
Religious Faith
信仰shin kou / shinkou / shin ko / shinkoxìn yǎng / xin4 yang3 / xin yang / xinyanghsin yang / hsinyang
Trust in God
Belief in God
神の信仰kami no shin kou
kami no shin ko
Faith Hope Love信仰と希望と愛shinkou to kibou to ai
shinko to kibo to ai
Seven Heavenly Virtues信仰希望慈善堅忍正義慎重節制
shinkou kibou jizen kennin seigi shinchou sessei
shinko kibo jizen kennin seigi shincho sesei
xìn yǎng xī wàng cí shàn jiān rěn zhèng yì shèn zhòng jié zhì
xin4 yang3 xi1 wang4 ci2 shan4 jian1 ren3 zheng4 yi4 shen4 zhong4 jie2 zhi4
xin yang xi wang ci shan jian ren zheng yi shen zhong jie zhi
hsin yang hsi wang tz`u shan chien jen cheng i shen chung chieh chih
hsin yang hsi wang tzu shan chien jen cheng i shen chung chieh chih
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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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your 信仰 search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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xìn yǎng / xin4 yang3
hsin yang
 shinkou / shinko / しんこう
to believe in (a religion); firm belief; conviction
(noun/participle) (religious) faith; belief; creed; (given name) Shinkou
To believe in and look up to.


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 fushinkou / fushinko / ふしんこう lack of faith; unbelief; impiety; infidelity


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 shinkoushin / shinkoshin / しんこうしん (religious) piety; faith; devotion


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 shinkouteki / shinkoteki / しんこうてき (adjectival noun) religious; spiritual


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xìn yǎng zhě / xin4 yang3 zhe3
hsin yang che
 shinkousha / shinkosha / しんこうしゃ
believer; devotee; follower; adherent; convert; disciple; admirer


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 mushinkou / mushinko / むしんこう (noun or adjectival noun) lack of religion; irreligion; atheism


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tā lì xìn yǎng / ta1 li4 xin4 yang3
t`a li hsin yang / ta li hsin yang
 tariki shingō
faith in other-power


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 shinkoukokuhaku / shinkokokuhaku / しんこうこくはく profession of faith


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 shinkoubukai / shinkobukai / しんこうぶかい (adjective) devout


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 shinkouseikatsu / shinkosekatsu / しんこうせいかつ life of faith; religious life


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 shinkoukajou / shinkokajo / しんこうかじょう (yoji) articles of faith


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jiā shén xìn yǎng / jia1 shen2 xin4 yang3
chia shen hsin yang
 kejin shingō
house-deity belief


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 sangakushinkou / sangakushinko / さんがくしんこう mountain worship; religion that worships mountains as sacred


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chóng jìng xìn yǎng / chong2 jing4 xin4 yang3
ch`ung ching hsin yang / chung ching hsin yang
 sūkyō shingō
reverence and faith



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mí lè xìn yǎng / mi2 le4 xin4 yang3
mi le hsin yang
 Miroku shinkō
Maitreya devotion


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 raiseshinkou / raiseshinko / らいせしんこう (yoji) belief in the next world; belief in the hereafter


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 minkanshinkou / minkanshinko / みんかんしんこう folk beliefs; folk religion


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qí fú xìn yǎng / qi2 fu2 xin4 yang3
ch`i fu hsin yang / chi fu hsin yang
 kifuku shingō
religious devotion for the sake of good fortune


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 seireishinkou / sereshinko / せいれいしんこう (noun - becomes adjective with の) animism



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guān yīn xìn yǎng / guan1 yin1 xin4 yang3
kuan yin hsin yang
 Kan'non shinkō
devotion to Avalokitêśvara


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 juusoushinkou / jusoshinko / じゅうそうしんこう (See シンクレティズム) syncretism


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 aokishinkou / aokishinko / あおきしんこう (person) Aoki Shinkou



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gǎi biàn xìn yǎng zhě / gai3 bian4 xin4 yang3 zhe3
kai pien hsin yang che
a convert


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 katorikkushinkou / katorikkushinko / カトリックしんこう Catholicism

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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.

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