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jié gěng huā
ki kyou bana
Bellflower Scroll

桔梗花 means "Chinese bellflower" in Japanese.

Wikipedia Chinese Bellflower In Chinese, it refersto the "Platycodon grandiflorus" (Platycodon grandiflorum), "balloon flower", or "bellflower".

桔梗花 is the three-character version of this title, which clearly suggests that you are talking about the flower, and not the medicinal herb derived from this kind of plant.

Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower

jié gěng
ki kyou
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll

桔梗 means "Chinese bellflower" in Japanese.

In Chinese, it refers to the "Platycodon grandiflorus" (Platycodon grandiflorum), "balloon flower", or "bellflower".

Please note that in Chinese, this particular 2-character title suggests that you are talking about the medicinal herb derived from the stem of this flower/plant.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Bellflower桔梗花ki kyou bana
ki kyo bana
jié gěng huā
jie2 geng3 hua1
jie geng hua
chieh keng hua
Herb of Bellflower
桔梗ki kyou / kikyou / ki kyo / kikyojié gěng / jie2 geng3 / jie geng / jiegengchieh keng / chiehkeng

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jié gěng / jie2 geng3
chieh keng
 kikyou / kikyo / ききょう
Bellflower / Herb of Bellflower Scroll
Chinese bellflower
Chinese bellflower (Platycodon grandiflorus); (surname) Kikiyou


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 rindou;ryuutan;rindou / rindo;ryutan;rindo / りんどう;りゅうたん;リンドウ (kana only) gentian (Gentiana scabra var. buergeri); autumn bellflower


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 hotarubukuro / ほたるぶくろ bellflower


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 tsuriganesou / tsuriganeso / つりがねそう campanula; bellflower


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 rindou / rindo / リンドウ (kana only) gentian (Gentiana scabra var. buergeri); autumn bellflower; (personal name) Lindow


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 chishimagikyou;chishimagikyou / chishimagikyo;chishimagikyo / ちしまぎきょう;チシマギキョウ (kana only) hairyflower bellflower (Campanula chamissonis)


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 nejikikyou / nejikikyo / ねじききょう Chinese bellflower (slightly screwed)


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 tsuriganesou / tsuriganeso / つりがねそう campanula; bellflower


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 berufurawaa / berufurawa / ベルフラワー (place-name) Bellflower


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 chishimagikyou / chishimagikyo / チシマギキョウ (kana only) hairyflower bellflower (Campanula chamissonis)


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 tsuriganesou / tsuriganeso / つりがねそう campanula; bellflower

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