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Dojo / Martial Arts Studio

dào cháng
dou jou
Dojo / Martial Arts Studio Vertical Wall Scroll

道場 is the Japanese term for a room or hall in which martial arts are taught. 道場 is often spelled "dojo" which has become a word in the English lexicon. However, the true Romaji is "doujou" or "dōjō."

Please note: The Chinese definition of these characters is quite different. In Chinese, this is a place where Buddhist or Taoist mass is held. It could also be the place where spiritual or psychic events are performed.

Dojo Kun

dou jou kun
Dojo Kun Vertical Wall Scroll

道場訓 is the Japanese term for the rules or doctrine of the dojo.

道場訓 is often a list of roles and expectations posted near the front entrance of a dojo.

Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield

doujou de naki senjou de warau
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll

道場で泣き戦場で笑う is a Japanese phrase that means, "Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield."

You'll see this phrase in a lot of dojos as a kind of philosophical joke.


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


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dojo
Martial Arts Studio
道場
道场
dou jou / doujou / do jo / dojodào cháng
dao4 chang2
dao chang
daochang
tao ch`ang
taochang
tao chang
Dojo Kun道場訓
道場训
dou jou kun
doujoukun
do jo kun
dojokun
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield道場で泣き戦場で笑うdoujou de naki senjou de warau
dojo de naki senjo de warau
dojodenakisenjodewarau
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

道場


道场

see styles
dào chǎng / dao4 chang3
tao ch`ang / tao chang
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
(1) dōjō; hall used for martial arts training; (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 菩提道場) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment

佛道場


佛道场

see styles
fó dào chǎng / fo2 dao4 chang3
fo tao ch`ang / fo tao chang
 butsu dōjō
the platform or terrace of the Path (enlightenment) of the Buddha

入道場


入道场

see styles
rù dào chǎng / ru4 dao4 chang3
ju tao ch`ang / ju tao chang
 nyū dōjō
to enter the ritual site

内道場

see styles
 naidoujou / naidojo / ないどうじょう inner practice hall (for Buddhism; on the imperial palace grounds)

剣道場

see styles
 kendoujou / kendojo / けんどうじょう {MA} kendo hall

坐道場


坐道场

see styles
zuò dào chǎng / zuo4 dao4 chang3
tso tao ch`ang / tso tao chang
 za dōjō
sitting on the seat of enlightenment

早道場

see styles
 hayamichiba / はやみちば (place-name) Hayamichiba

柔道場

see styles
 juudoujou / judojo / じゅうどうじょう judo hall

武道場

see styles
 budoujou / budojo / ぶどうじょう martial arts area (within a school, gym, etc.)

淨道場


淨道场

see styles
jìng dào chǎng / jing4 dao4 chang3
ching tao ch`ang / ching tao chang
 jō dōjō
to purify the place of practice

町道場

see styles
 machidoujou / machidojo / まちどうじょう martial arts school situated in a town

道場分

see styles
 doujoubu / dojobu / どうじょうぶ (place-name) Doujoubu

道場前

see styles
 doujoumae / dojomae / どうじょうまえ (place-name) Doujoumae

道場北

see styles
 doujoukita / dojokita / どうじょうきた (place-name) Doujoukita

道場南

see styles
 doujouminami / dojominami / どうじょうみなみ (place-name) Doujouminami

道場原

see styles
 doujouhara / dojohara / どうじょうはら (place-name) Doujouhara

道場口

see styles
 doujouguchi / dojoguchi / どうじょうぐち (place-name) Doujouguchi

道場宿

see styles
 doujoujuku / dojojuku / どうじょうじゅく (place-name) Doujoujuku

道場寺

see styles
 doujouji / dojoji / どうじょうじ (place-name) Doujouji

道場山

see styles
 doujouyama / dojoyama / どうじょうやま (place-name) Doujouyama

道場樹


道场树

see styles
dào chǎng shù / dao4 chang3 shu4
tao ch`ang shu / tao chang shu
 dōjō ju
The bodhidruma, or tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment; enlightenment tree

道場橋

see styles
 doujoubashi / dojobashi / どうじょうばし (place-name) Doujoubashi

道場町

see styles
 doujoumachi / dojomachi / どうじょうまち (place-name) Doujoumachi

道場神


道场神

see styles
dào chǎng shén / dao4 chang3 shen2
tao ch`ang shen / tao chang shen
 dōjō shin
Tutelary deities of Buddhist religious places, etc; tutelary deities of Buddhist religious places

道場釋


道场释

see styles
dào chǎng shì / dao4 chang3 shi4
tao ch`ang shih / tao chang shih
 dōjō shaku
pre-dawn temple ground chanting

道場駅

see styles
 doujoueki / dojoeki / どうじょうえき (st) Doujou Station

仁王道場


仁王道场

see styles
rén wáng dào chǎng / ren2 wang2 dao4 chang3
jen wang tao ch`ang / jen wang tao chang
 ninnō dōjō
ceremony for recitation of the Sūtra for Humane Kings

嚴淨道場


严淨道场

see styles
yán jìng dào chǎng / yan2 jing4 dao4 chang3
yen ching tao ch`ang / yen ching tao chang
 gon jō dōjō
to adorn and purify the meditation chamber

寂滅道場


寂灭道场

see styles
jí miè dào cháng / ji2 mie4 dao4 chang2
chi mieh tao ch`ang / chi mieh tao chang
 jakumetsu dōjō
(寂場) The place where a buddha attains the truth of nirvāṇa, especially where Śākyamuni attained it; site of the attainment of extinction [of afflictions]

密嚴道場


密严道场

see styles
mì yán d ào chǎng / mi4 yan2 d ao4 chang3
mi yen d ao ch`ang / mi yen d ao chang
 mitsugon dōjō
Practice Site of Mysterious Adornment

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Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
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