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熊 is the way to write "bear" (as in the animal) in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
If you are a bear fanatic, this is the wall scroll for you.
熊 is not specific to species, such as panda bear, polar bear, brown bear, etc.
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See Also: Panda
熊貓 is how to write "panda" in Chinese. 熊貓 is kind of a generic term that is applied to all pandas. When most people think of panda bears, they are really thinking of the "giant panda" which has black and white fur.
The literal meaning of these characters are "bear cat". Chinese do, in fact, think of pandas as "cat-like bears".
北斗七星 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja title for Ursa Major, The Big Dipper, or The Great She-Bear.
You will also see the shorter title of 北斗星 and sometimes just 斗 is used to refer to the dipper when the astrological context is established.
大熊貓 is how to write "giant panda" in Chinese.
大熊貓 is specific to the "giant panda" which has black and white fur. Not to be confused with other types of smaller pandas in China.
The literal meaning of these characters is "great/big bear cat". Chinese do, in fact, think of pandas as "cat-like bears".
Note: In Japanese, they only express Giant Panda in Katakana, which is ジャイアント パンダ” (Jaianto Panda). So we have not included that for wall scroll orders.
This single character means to win or be victorious.
This can also be translated: To overcome; success; to beat; to defeat; to surpass; superior to; to get the better of; better than; surpassing; superb.
In other context, this can mean: Beautiful (scenery); scenic spot; scenic beauty.
In Taiwanese Mandarin, this can be pronounced with the first tone (sheng1) and mean: Able to bear; equal to (a task).
In Japan, this can also be the name Masaru.
In Korea, this has the same meaning but can also be the surname Sŭng.
This Japanese proverb suggests that you should embrace, pursue, and realize your ambitions.
The first part means ambitions or aspirations.
The last part means to embrace, or to hold in your arms.
Here's the character breakdown:
大志 (taishi) ambition; aspiration.
を (o) particle
抱く (idaku) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; to harbor (harbour); to bear (e.g. a grudge); to entertain (e.g. suspicion); to sleep with; to sit on eggs.
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||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Bear||熊||kuma||xióng / xiong2 / xiong||hsiung|
|白熊||haguma / shirokuma||bái xióng|
|běi jí xióng|
bei3 ji2 xiong2
bei ji xiong
|pei chi hsiung
|Panda Bear||パンダ||pan da / panda|
|Use Hard Work to Overcome Adversity||刻苦耐勞|
|kè kǔ nài láo|
ke4 ku3 nai4 lao2
ke ku nai lao
|k`o k`u nai lao
ko ku nai lao
|The Big Dipper|
|北斗七星||hoku to shichi sei|
|běi dǒu qī xīng|
bei3 dou3 qi1 xing1
bei dou qi xing
|pei tou ch`i hsing
pei tou chi hsing
|dà xióng māo|
da4 xiong2 mao1
da xiong mao
|ta hsiung mao
|shou / sho||shèng / sheng4 / sheng|
|Realize Your Ambitions|
Embrace Your Ambition
|大志を抱く||taishi wo Idaku|
|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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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