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  1. Mountain
  2. Nothing is Impossible with Persistence
  3. Sam
  4. Sanchi / Yamaji
  5. Shannan
  6. Mountain Villa
  7. Xander
  8. Alisan
  9. Mt. Fuji
10. Scarecrow
11. Capricorn
12. Alexander
13. Alexandre
14. Bounce Back...
15. Furinkazan
16. High Mountain Long River
17. Longevity / Long Life Wishes
18. Where There is a Will, There is a Way
19. Alessandra
20. Alessandro
21. Alexandra
22. Longevity / Long Life Wishes
23. Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu
24. Shaolin Generational Poem


China shān
Japan yama

山 is the Chinese character, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja for mountain.

Nothing is Impossible with Persistence

China yí shān
Japan isan
Nothing is Impossible with Persistence

移山 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for, "to remove mountains," or "to move a mountain."

Figuratively, this means you can accomplish the impossible by sheer persistence.

移山 is the short form of a proverb about a man who had much persistence, and was able to move a whole mountain (a bucket of soil at a time).


China shān mǔ

山姆 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Sam

Sanchi / Yamaji

China shān dì
Japan san chi / yama ji
Sanchi / Yamaji

山地 means mountainous region, hilly area, or hilly country in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

山地 is also a Japanese surname that romanizes as Yamaji or Sanchi.

Note: This is not the only Japanese name that romanizes as Yamaji or Sanchi. Make sure this is the right one before you order.


China shān nán

山南 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Shannan.

Mountain Villa

China shān zhuāng
Mountain Villa

This Chinese word literally means "mountain villa".

It can also be translated as manor house or just villa. 山莊 is used in hotel names and other fancy titles.

Mountain Villa

Japan yamajou / sansou
Mountain Villa

山荘 is a Japanese word that means mountain villa, mountain retreat, or mountain cottage.

This can also be a Japanese surname that romanizes as Yamajou, Yamajo, Sansou, or Sanso.


China shān dé

山德 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Xander.


China ā lǐ shān

阿里山 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Alisan.

Mt. Fuji

China fù shì shān
Japan fujiyama / fujisan
Mt. Fuji

富士山 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji title for Mt. Fuji in Japan

富士山 is also known as Fujiyama or Fuji-san.


Japan kakashi

案山子 is a Japanese word that means scarecrow.

Colloquially, this can also refer to a figurehead within a corporation (stands tall with authority, but has no backbone or power).

This can also be the Japanese given name Kagashi, or female given names Kakashi, Anzanshi, or Anzanko.

Sometimes the title 鳥威し is used for scarecrows in Japan, but 案山子 is far more common.

Capricorn Zodiac Symbol / Sign

China shān yáng zuò
Japan yagi-za
Capricorn Zodiac Symbol / Sign

山羊座 is the Chinese and Japanese way to write Capricorn (horned goat) of western astrology.

See Also:  Chinese Zodiac


China yǎ lì shān dà

This the transliteration of the name Alexander into Mandarin Chinese.


China yà lì shān dà

亞歷山大 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Alexandre

Bounce Back
Stage a Comeback

China dōng shān zài qǐ
Bounce Back / Stage a Comeback

This Chinese proverb means, "make a comeback," or "resuming after a failure." It's sometimes used in terms of losing a job and then getting it back. However, it applies to any kind of comeback after difficulty.

The literal meaning of this Chinese idiom is, "[The] Eastern Mountain Again [will] Rise."


military strategy
China fēng lín huǒ shān
Japan fuu rin ka zan

風林火山 is the battle strategy and proverb of Japanese feudal lord Takeda Shingen (1521-1573 A.D.).

This came from the Art of War by Chinese strategist and tactician Sun Tzu (Sunzi).

You can think of this as a sort of abbreviation to remind officers and troops how to conduct battle.

風林火山 is literally a word list: Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain.

The more expanded meaning is supposed to be...

"Swift as the wind, quiet as the forest, fierce as fire, and immovable as a mountain"

"As fast as the wind, as quiet as the forest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain"

"Move as swift as the wind, stay as silent as a forest, attack as fierce as fire, undefeatable defense like a mountain"

"Move swiftly like the wind, stay silent like the forest, attack fiercely like fire, take tactical position on the mountain"

See Also:  Art of War

High Mountain Long River

China shān gāo shuǐ cháng
High Mountain Long River

This Chinese idiom means, "high as the mountain and long as the river." It figuratively means, "noble and far-reaching."

Not sure this is valid or commonly used in Korean. It probably was borrowed into Korean a few hundred years ago but is obscure now.

Longevity / Long Life Wishes

Japan nan zan no jyu
Longevity / Long Life Wishes

南山之壽 is a wish for long life for someone. The first part of this Japanese phrase is, "Nan Zan," which literally means "south mountain." This mountain is one of good wishes, good fortune, and prosperity. The title is often used as a salutation of good wishes.

The third Kanji is just a connector, and the last Kanji means long life or longevity.

I guess you could translate this phrase as "May your life be as long as Nan Zan is tall."

Where There is a Will, There is a Way

China yú gōng yí shān
Where There is a Will, There is a Way

愚公移山 is the Chinese proverb (also somewhat known in Japan and Korea) for, "the silly old man moves a mountain."

Figuratively, this means, "where there's a will, there's a way."

Based on a fable of Lord Yu (愚公). He moved the soil of the mountain in front of his house. After years of effort, he finally moved the entire mountain.

The moral of the story: Anything can be accomplished if one works at it ceaselessly.

The Japanese version of this is 愚公山を移す (gu kou yama wo utsu su). But better to get the Chinese version, since this is originally a Chinese proverb.

See Also:  Nothing Is Impossible


China yà lì shān dé lā

亞歷山德拉 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Alessandra.


China yà lì shān dé luó

亞歷山德羅 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Alessandro.


China yà lì shān dé lā

亞歷山德拉 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Alexandra

Longevity / Long Life Wishes

A wish for a long and prosperous life
China fú rú dōng hǎi shòu bǐ nán shān
Longevity / Long Life Wishes

This is a phrase that means "May you have good fortune as great as the eastern oceans, and may your life last as long as the southern mountains."

In ancient Chinese mythology, the eastern oceans and southern mountains are where God resides (basically it is the same as saying "heaven"). So it's like saying, "May your good fortune and life be as vast as the heavens."

There is also a longer, 14-character version of this phrase. Also, this can be cut into two scrolls (with half the phrase on each side - great for hanging on either side of a doorway). Just let me know if you'd like a special version (there is an additional cost).

Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu

China yuǎn shàng hán shān shí jìng xiá bái yún shēng chù yǒu rén jiā tíng chē zuò ài fēng lín wǎn shuàng yè hóng yú èr yuè huā
Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu

This poem was written almost 1200 years ago during the Tang dynasty. It depicts traveling up a place known as Cold Mountain, where some hearty people have built their homes. The traveler is overwhelmed by the beauty of the turning leaves of the maple forest that surrounds him just as night overtakes the day, and darkness prevails. His heart implores him to stop, and take in all of the beauty around him.

First before you get to the full translation, I must tell you that Chinese poetry is a lot different than what we have in the west. Chinese words simply don't rhyme in the same way that English, or other western languages do. Chinese poetry depends on rhythm and a certain beat of repeated numbers of characters.

I have done my best to translate this poem keeping a certain feel of the original poet. But some of the original beauty of the poem in it's original Chinese will be lost in translation.

Far away on Cold Mountain, a stone path leads upwards.
Among white clouds peoples homes reside.
Stopping my carriage I must, as to admire the maple forest at nights fall.
In awe of autumn leaves showing more red than even flowers of early spring.

Hopefully, this poem will remind you to stop, and "take it all in" as you travel through life.
The poet's name is "Du Mu" in Chinese that is: 杜牧.
The title of the poem, "Mountain Travels" is: 山行
You can have the title, poet's name, and even Tang Dynasty written as an inscription on your custom wall scroll if you like.

More about the poet:

Dumu lived from 803-852 AD and was a leading Chinese poet during the later part of the Tang dynasty.
He was born in Chang'an, a city of central China and former capital of the ancient Chinese empire in 221-206 BC. In present day China, his birthplace is currently known as Xi'an, the home of the Terracotta Soldiers.

He was awarded his Jinshi degree (an exam administered by the emperor's court which leads to becoming an official of the court) at the age of 25, and went on to hold many official positions over the years. However, he never achieved a high rank, apparently because of some disputes between various factions, and his family's criticism of the government. His last post in the court was his appointment to the office of Secretariat Drafter.

During his life, he wrote scores of narrative poems, as well as a commentary on the Art of War and many letters of advice to high officials.

His poems were often very realistic, and often depicted every day life. He wrote poems about everything, from drinking beer in a tavern to weepy poems about lost love.

The thing that strikes you most is the fact even after 1200 years, not much has changed about the beauty of nature, toils and troubles of love and beer drinking.

Shaolin Generational Poem

China sōng shān shào lín sì cáo dòng zhèng zōng chuán xù qī shí zì bèi jué fú huì zhì zǐ jiào běn yuán kě wù zhōu hóng pǔ guǎng zōng dào qìng tóng xuán zǔ qīng jìng zhēn rú hǎi zhàn jì chún zhēn sù dé xíng yǒng yán héng miào tǐ cháng jiān gù xīn lǎng zhào yōu shēn xìng míng jiàn chóng zuò zhōng zhēng shàn xǐ xiáng jǐn zhì yuán jì dù xuě tíng wéi dǎo shī yǐn rǔ guī xuàn lù
Shaolin Generational Poem

This is a poem, including title, that celebrates the tactics and virtues of the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks for future generations.

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Mandarin shān / shan1
Taiwan shan
Japanese yama / やま    san;zan / さん;ざん
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese mountain; hill; anything that resembles a mountain; CL:座[zuo4]; bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons; gable; surname Shan
Japanese (n,ctr) (1) mountain; hill; (2) mine (e.g. coal mine); (3) heap; pile; (4) crown (of a hat); thread (of a screw); tread (of a tire); protruding part of an object; (5) climax; peak; critical point; (6) guess; speculation; (7) (used by policemen, crime reporters, etc.) criminal case; crime; (8) mountain climbing; mountaineering; (9) (See 山鉾) festival float (esp. one mounted with a decorative halberd); (10) {mahj} wall; wall tile; (11) (archaism) temple; temple grounds; (prefix noun) (12) wild; (suffix) (1) (after the name of a mountain) Mt.; Mount; (2) (after a temple's honorific mountain name) (See 山号) Mt.; Mount; (personal name) Yamamura; (personal name) Yamafuku; (surname) Yamataka; (personal name) Yamazumi; (personal name) Yamaji; (surname) Yamazaki; (surname) Yamasaki; (surname) Yamasa; (personal name) Yamakatsu; (surname) Yama; (surname) Noboru; (given name) Takashi; (surname) Taka; (surname) Sen; (place-name) San; (given name) Ganzan
A hill, mountain; a monastery.


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Mandarin shān nán / shan1 nan2
Taiwan shan nan
Japanese yamaminami / やまみなみ    yamanami / やまなみ    sannan / さんなん
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese Lhokha prefecture of Tibet, Tibetan: Lho kha
Japanese (place-name, surname) Yamaminami; (surname, female given name) Yamanami; (place-name, surname) Sannan


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Mandarin shān dì / shan1 di4
Taiwan shan ti
Japanese sanchi(p);yamachi / さんち(P);やまち
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese mountainous region; hilly area; hilly country
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) mountainous district; (place-name, surname) Yamadzi; (place-name, surname) Yamachi; (place-name, surname) Yamaji; (surname) Sanchi


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Japanese sansou / sanso / さんそう
Shaolin Generational Poem
Japanese mountain villa; mountain retreat; mountain cottage; (surname) Yamajou; (place-name) Sansou



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Mandarin shān zhuāng / shan1 zhuang1
Taiwan shan chuang
Chinese manor house; villa; (used in hotel names)


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Mandarin yí shān / yi2 shan1
Taiwan i shan
Japanese isan
To remove mountains.


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Mandarin fù shì shān / fu4 shi4 shan1
Taiwan fu shih shan
Japanese fujiyama / ふじやま    fujisan / ふじさん    toshiya / としや
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese Mt. Fuji, Japan
Japanese Mount Fuji; Mt. Fuji; Fujiyama; Fuji-san; (place-name, surname) Fujiyama; (place-name) Fujisan; (personal name) Toshiya


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Mandarin shān yáng zuò / shan1 yang2 zuo4
Taiwan shan yang tso
Japanese yagiza / やぎざ
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese Capricorn (constellation and sign of the zodiac); Japanese variant of 魔羯座
Japanese Capricornus (constellation); Capricorn; the Goat


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Japanese kagashi / かがし    kakashi / かかし    anzanshi / あんざんし    anzanko / あんざんこ
Shaolin Generational Poem
Japanese (1) (kana only) scarecrow; (2) figurehead; (given name) Kagashi; (female given name) Kakashi; (female given name) Anzanshi; (female given name) Anzanko


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Mandarin ā lǐ shān / a1 li3 shan1
Taiwan a li shan
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese Alishan, mountain range in Taiwan; Alishan township in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县[Jia1 yi4 xian4], west Taiwan



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Mandarin yǎ lì shān dà / ya3 li4 shan1 da4
Taiwan ya li shan ta
Japanese Arekisandai
Chinese Alexander (name); Alexandria (town name)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin shān gāo shuǐ cháng / shan1 gao1 shui3 chang2
Taiwan shan kao shui ch`ang / shan kao shui chang
Chinese high as the mountain and long as the river (idiom); fig. noble and far-reaching


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Mandarin yú gōng yí shān / yu2 gong1 yi2 shan1
Taiwan yü kung i shan
Chinese the old man moves mountains (idiom); fig. where there's a will, there's a way


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Mandarin dōng shān zài qǐ / dong1 shan1 zai4 qi3
Taiwan tung shan tsai ch`i / tung shan tsai chi
Chinese lit. to return to office after living as a hermit on Mount Dongshan (idiom); fig. to make a comeback


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Japanese fuurinkazan / furinkazan / ふうりんかざん Japanese (expression) (yoji) as fast as the wind, as quiet as the forest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain


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Japanese oyama / おやま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) (polite language) (familiar language) mountain


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Mandarin yī shān / yi1 shan1
Taiwan i shan
Japanese issan / いっさん
Japanese (1) whole temple complex; all the temples on a mountain; (2) (orig. meaning) (See 一山・ひとやま・1) one mountain; (surname) Hitotsuyama; (surname) Kazunobu; (place-name, surname) Ichiyama; (surname, given name) Ichizan
A hill; a monastery; Yishan, the name of a Chinese monk who voyaged to Japan in A.D. 1299 and who was also styled 一寧 Yining.


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Mandarin sān shān / san1 shan1
Taiwan san shan
Japanese sanzan / さんざん
Chinese Sanshan district of Wuhu city 蕪湖市|芜湖市[Wu2 hu2 shi4], Anhui
Japanese (1) three mountains; (2) three shrines (of Kumano); (3) three kingdoms (of 14th- and 15th-century Okinawa); (place-name, surname) Miyama; (surname) Mitsuyama; (place-name) San'yama; (given name) Sanzan


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Mandarin shàng shān / shang4 shan1
Taiwan shang shan
Japanese jouyama / joyama / じょうやま    kamiyamazaki / かみやまざき    kamiyama / かみやま    kaminoyama / かみのやま    uyayama / うややま    uyama / うやま    ueyama / うえやま    uenoyama / うえのやま
Chinese to go uphill; to spin cocoon (silkworms); to pass away
Japanese (surname) Jouyama; (surname) Kamiyamazaki; (place-name, surname) Kamiyama; (place-name, surname) Kaminoyama; (surname) Uyayama; (place-name) Uyama; (place-name, surname) Ueyama; (personal name) Uenoyama


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Mandarin xià shān / xia4 shan1
Taiwan hsia shan
Japanese gezan(p);gesan / げざん(P);げさん
Chinese (of the sun) to set
Japanese (noun/participle) descending (mountain); (place-name) Nizayama; (surname) Shimoyamo; (place-name, surname) Shimoyama; (surname) Shimiyama; (place-name, surname) Shitayama; (surname) Sagayama; (surname) Kayama


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Mandarin zhōng shān / zhong1 shan1
Taiwan chung shan
Japanese yamanaka / やまなか    nakayuma / なかゆま    nakayama / なかやま    nakamaya / なかまや    chuuzan / chuzan / ちゅうざん    uchiyama / うちやま
Chinese refers to Dr Sun Yat-sen; Zhongshan, prefecture-level city in Guangdong, close to Sun Yat-sen's birthplace; Nakayama (Japanese surname)
Japanese (surname) Yamanaka; (surname) Nakayuma; (place-name, surname) Nakayama; (surname) Nakamaya; (g,p) Chuuzan; (personal name) Uchiyama


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Mandarin wán shān / wan2 shan1
Taiwan wan shan
Japanese maruyama / まるやま    enzan / えんざん
Chinese Maruyama (Japanese surname and place name)
Japanese (place-name, surname) Maruyama; (place-name) Enzan


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Mandarin jiǔ shān / jiu3 shan1
Taiwan chiu shan
Japanese kuyama / くやま
Japanese (surname) Kuyama
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin rǔ shān / ru3 shan1
Taiwan ju shan
Chinese Rushan county level city in Weihai 威海, Shandong


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Mandarin wǔ shān / wu3 shan1
Taiwan wu shan
Japanese gosan;gozan / ごさん;ござん
Japanese (obscure) five most important temples of a region; (surname) Goyama; (given name) Gozan
Five mountains and monasteries: (1) in India, sacred because of their connection with the Buddha: 鞞婆羅跋怒 Vaibhāra-vana; 薩多般那求呵 Saptaparṇaguhā; 因陀羅勢羅求呵 Indraśailaguhā; 薩簸恕魂直迦鉢婆羅 Sarpiṣ kuṇḍikā-prāgbhāra; 耆闍崛 Gṛdhrakūṭa; (2) in China, established during the Five Dynasties and the Southern Sung dynasty, on the analogy of those in India; three at Hangzhou at 徑 Jingshan, 北 Beishan, and 南 Nanshan and two at Ningbo at 阿育王 King Aśoka Shan and 太白 Taiboshan. Later the Yuan dynasty established one at 全陵 Chin Ling, the 天界大龍翔隻慶寺 which became chief of these under the Ming dynasty; five mountain [monasteries]


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Mandarin jīng shān / jing1 shan1
Taiwan ching shan
Japanese kiyouyama / kiyoyama / きようやま    kyouyama / kyoyama / きょうやま    kyouzan / kyozan / きょうざん
Chinese Jingshan county in Jingmen 荊門|荆门[Jing1 men2], Hubei
Japanese (surname) Kiyouyama; (place-name, surname) Kyouyama; (given name) Kyouzan


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Japanese hitoyama / ひとやま Japanese crowd of people; (surname) Hitoyama


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Japanese tazan / たざん Japanese another mountain; another temple


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Mandarin xiān shān / xian1 shan1
Taiwan hsien shan
Japanese sennoyama / せんのやま
Chinese mountain of Immortals
Japanese (personal name) Sennoyama


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Mandarin yǎng shān / yang3 shan1
Taiwan yang shan
Japanese gyousan / gyosan / ぎょうさん
Japanese (adj-na,adv,n) (1) (ksb:) large quantity; plenty; abundance; great many; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) exaggeration; (surname) Ooyama
To look up to the hill; Yang-shan, name of a noted monk; Yangshan

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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
Mountainyamashān / shan1 / shan
Nothing is Impossible with Persistence移山isanyí shān / yi2 shan1 / yi shan / yishani shan / ishan
Sam山姆shān mǔ / shan1 mu3 / shan mu / shanmu
山地san chi / yama ji
sanchi / yamaji
shān dì / shan1 di4 / shan di / shandishan ti / shanti
Shannan山南shān nán / shan1 nan2 / shan nan / shannan
Mountain Villa山莊
shān zhuāng
shan1 zhuang1
shan zhuang
shan chuang
Mountain Villa山荘yamajou / sansou
yamajo / sanso
Xander山德shān dé / shan1 de2 / shan de / shandeshan te / shante
Alisan阿里山ā lǐ shān
a1 li3 shan1
a li shan
Mt. Fuji富士山fujiyama / fujisanfù shì shān
fu4 shi4 shan1
fu shi shan
fu shih shan
Capricorn Zodiac Symbol
山羊座yagi-zashān yáng zuò
shan1 yang2 zuo4
shan yang zuo
shan yang tso
yǎ lì shān dà
ya3 li4 shan1 da4
ya li shan da
ya li shan ta
yà lì shān dà
ya4 li4 shan1 da4
ya li shan da
ya li shan ta
Bounce Back
Stage a Comeback
dōng shān zài qǐ
dong1 shan1 zai4 qi3
dong shan zai qi
tung shan tsai ch`i
tung shan tsai chi
fuu rin ka zan
fu rin ka zan
fēng lín huǒ shān
feng1 lin2 huo3 shan1
feng lin huo shan
High Mountain Long River山高水長
shān gāo shuǐ cháng
shan1 gao1 shui3 chang2
shan gao shui chang
shan kao shui ch`ang
shan kao shui chang
Long Life Wishes
nan zan no jyu
Where There is a Will, There is a Way愚公移山yú gōng yí shān
yu2 gong1 yi2 shan1
yu gong yi shan
yü kung i shan
yà lì shān dé lā
ya4 li4 shan1 de2 la1
ya li shan de la
ya li shan te la
yà lì shān dé luó
ya4 li4 shan1 de2 luo2
ya li shan de luo
ya li shan te lo
yà lì shān dé lā
ya4 li4 shan1 de2 la1
ya li shan de la
ya li shan te la
Long Life Wishes
fú rú dōng hǎi shòu bǐ nán shān
fu2 ru2 dong1 hai3 shou4 bi3 nan2 shan1
fu ru dong hai shou bi nan shan
fu ju tung hai shou pi nan shan
Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu遠上寒山石徑斜白雲生處有人家停車坐愛楓林晚霜葉紅於二月花
yuǎn shàng hán shān shí jìng xiá bái yún shēng chù yǒu rén jiā tíng chē zuò ài fēng lín wǎn shuàng yè hóng yú èr yuè huā
yuan3 shang4 han2 shan1 shi2 jing4 xia2 bai2 yun2 sheng1 chu4 you3 ren2 jia1 ting2 che1 zuo4 ai4 feng1 lin2 wan3 shuang4 ye4 hong2 yu2 er4 yue4 hua1
yuan shang han shan shi jing xia bai yun sheng chu you ren jia ting che zuo ai feng lin wan shuang ye hong yu er yue hua
yüan shang han shan shih ching hsia pai yün sheng ch`u yu jen chia t`ing ch`e tso ai feng lin wan shuang yeh hung yü erh yüeh hua
yüan shang han shan shih ching hsia pai yün sheng chu yu jen chia ting che tso ai feng lin wan shuang yeh hung yü erh yüeh hua
Shaolin Generational Poem嵩山少林寺曹洞正宗傳續七十字輩訣福慧智子覺了本圓可悟周洪普廣宗道慶同玄祖清靜真如海湛寂淳貞素德行永延恆妙體常堅固心朗照幽深性明鑒崇祚忠正善禧祥謹志原濟度雪庭為導師引汝歸鉉路
sōng shān shào lín sì cáo dòng zhèng zōng chuán xù qī shí zì bèi jué fú huì zhì zǐ jiào běn yuán kě wù zhōu hóng pǔ guǎng zōng dào qìng tóng xuán zǔ qīng jìng zhēn rú hǎi zhàn jì chún zhēn sù dé xíng yǒng yán héng miào tǐ cháng jiān gù xīn lǎng zhào yōu shēn xìng míng jiàn chóng zuò zhōng zhēng shàn xǐ xiáng jǐn zhì yuán jì dù xuě tíng wéi dǎo shī yǐn rǔ guī xuàn lù
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song shan shao lin si cao dong zheng zong chuan xu qi shi zi bei jue fu hui zhi zi jiao le ben yuan ke wu zhou hong pu guang zong dao qing tong xuan zu qing jing zhen ru hai zhan ji chun zhen su de xing yong
sung shan shao lin ssu ts`ao tung cheng tsung ch`uan hsü ch`i shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan k`o wu chou hung p`u kuang tsung tao ch`ing t`ung hsüan tsu ch`ing ching chen ju hai chan chi ch`un chen su te hsing yung
sung shan shao lin ssu tsao tung cheng tsung chuan hsü chi shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan ko wu chou hung pu kuang tsung tao ching tung hsüan tsu ching ching chen ju hai chan chi chun chen su te hsing yung
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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Achieve Inner Peace
Brave Heart
Brotherly and Sisterly Love
Family Over Everything
Feng Shui
Fire Dragon
Follow Your Dreams
Follow Your Heart
Forever Family
Forgive and Forget
God Bless You
God is Always With You
Happy Birthday
Happy Life
Heart Sutra
Holy Spirit
Home is Where the Heart Is
House of Good Fortune
Inner Peace and Serenity
Jeet Kune Do
Kingdom of Heaven
Kung Fu
Live Laugh Love
Love and Affection
Mixed Martial Arts
Never Give Up
New Beginning New Life
Once in a Lifetime
Peace and Good Health
Peace and Happiness
Phoenix Rise from the Ashes
Strong Woman
Tai Chi
Tao Te Ching
The Dao of Filial Piety
Tiger Spirit

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.