Blue in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Blue / Indigo

  2. Blue Lotus

  3. Blue Sky

  4. Blue Dragon

  5. Clear Blue Sky

  6. Green Dragon / Blue Dragon

  7. Blue Dragon / Azure Dragon

  8. Cyan

  9. Sapphire

10. Violet Color

11. Ironman Triathlon Event

12. Sapphire

13. Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo

14. Chung Do Kwan

15. Green


Blue / Indigo

Color

lán
ai
Blue / Indigo Scroll

藍 is the single character for the color blue in Chinese.

It can also mean indigo in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

qing lián
seiren
Blue Lotus Scroll

靑蓮 is a common title for Blue Lotus.

靑蓮 is often used in a Buddhist context for blue lotus from the Sanskrit "utpala". This often refers to the clarity and purity of the lotus blue eyes possessed by a Living Buddha. It can also represent purity of mind (without desire, suffering, fear etc).

Blue Sky

The Blue Dome of Heaven

cāng qióng
sou kyuu
Blue Sky Scroll

蒼穹 is a poetic way to express "sky" in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

It's like saying, "The blue dome of heaven", or a way to say "blue sky" within a poem.

Blue Dragon

cāng lóng
Blue Dragon  Scroll

蒼龍 is one of a couple possible titles for, "blue dragon" (occasionally also translated as "green dragon").

The first character means, "deep blue" or "azure".

The last character is dragon.

Clear Blue Sky

qīng tiān
seiten
Clear Blue Sky Scroll

青天 means clear sky, and/or blue sky in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

Sometimes this term is used in Chinese to refer to an upright and honorable official or politician (a very rare thing).

In Japanese, this can also be the name Harutaka.

Green Dragon / Blue Dragon

qīng lóng
sei ryū
Green Dragon / Blue Dragon Scroll

This title can mean blue or green dragon.

The first character can mean blue, green, azure, or celadon.

The second character means dragon.


This is mostly a Chinese title (especially in Buddhism). It will be understood but less commonly used in Japanese and Korean.

Blue Dragon / Azure Dragon

qīng lóng
sei ryuu
Blue Dragon / Azure Dragon Scroll

青龍 is a scholarly title for "Blue Dragon" or "Azure Dragon".

You'll find this title used in ancient Chinese literature and astronomy. This dragon has dominion over the eastern sky or eastern heavens. The Azure Dragon is also noted for representing the spring season. Also seen as an auspicious omen.

Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty canonized the five colored dragons as "kings". The Azure Dragon representing the most compassionate of kings.

In Japanese, this title is known with the same meaning but can also be a given name, Seiryuu.


Note, the first character can be written as 青 OR 靑. Same character, just two ways to write it.

qīng sè
aoiro
Cyan Scroll

青色 is a Chinese word that is used for the color cyan.

This can also refer to a blue-green color.

In Japanese, this is an alternate way to refer to a blue color.

qīng yù
seigyoku
Sapphire Scroll

青玉 is a Japanese word that means sapphire or jacinth.

青玉 literally mean blue/green jade.


Note: This also makes sense in Chinese, but will be read as "blue jade", rather than being understood to be sapphire (藍寶石 is sapphire in Chinese).

Violet Color

gàn
kon
Violet Color Scroll

紺 is a slightly-rare Chinese and old Korean title for the color violet or purple.

In Japanese, this refers to a very deep blue color.

Ironman Triathlon Event

tiě rén
tetsu jin
Ironman Triathlon Event Scroll

鐵人 is the Chinese name for the Ironman Triathlon Event.

The literal meaning of these characters is "iron person".

This can also refer to a Japanese toy, Tetsujin (a big blue tin man).

lán bǎo shí
Sapphire Scroll

藍寶石 means sapphire in Chinese.

Literally, 藍寶石 means blue gem stone.

Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo

Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo Scroll

蒼軒跆拳道 is the title "Chang Hon Taekwon-Do" written in old Korean Hanja.

This literally means, "Pale Blue Kick Fist/Punch Way".

The rather awkward official romanization is "cang heon tae gweon do".


Occasionally, you will see the first Hanja character written as 苍 instead of 蒼. it’s just a different way to write the same character. If you want 苍 instead of 蒼, just let me know.

Chung Do Kwan

qīng tāo quǎn
Chung Do Kwan Scroll

靑濤館 is the Korean martial arts style, Chung Do Kwan, meaning, "Blue Wave School".

If you want this in modern Korean Hangul characters, click on the Hangul next to the Korean flag above instead of the button above.

Also Romanized as "Cheong Do Gwan" or "Ch'ŏng Do Kwan".

Green

The fresh green of nature

qīng
ao
Green Scroll

青 is nature's color and can refer to forest green, greenish-blue, or the darkest of greens.

青 and color represent nature, youth, young people.

In the same way, we refer to green bananas and the rookie being green, the same is true in Chinese and Japanese, where, in a certain context, this can mean immature, unripe, or young.

In Japan, this can also be a female given name "Haru". It can also be used as a given name (for either sex) in China.




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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
Blue
Indigo

ailán / lan2 / lan
Blue Lotus靑蓮
靑莲
seirenqing lián / qing lian2 / qing lian / qinglianch`ing lien / chinglien / ching lien
Blue Sky蒼穹
苍穹
sou kyuu / soukyuu / so kyucāng qióng
cang1 qiong2
cang qiong
cangqiong
ts`ang ch`iung
tsangchiung
tsang chiung
Blue Dragon 蒼龍
苍龙
cāng lóng
cang1 long2
cang long
canglong
ts`ang lung
tsanglung
tsang lung
Clear Blue Sky青天seitenqīng tiān
qing1 tian1
qing tian
qingtian
ch`ing t`ien
chingtien
ching tien
Green Dragon
Blue Dragon
靑龍
靑龙
sei ryū / seiryūqīng lóng
qing1 long2
qing long
qinglong
ch`ing lung
chinglung
ching lung
Blue Dragon
Azure Dragon
青龍 / 靑龍
青龙
sei ryuu / seiryuu / sei ryuqīng lóng
qing1 long2
qing long
qinglong
ch`ing lung
chinglung
ching lung
Cyan青色aoiroqīng sè / qing1 se4 / qing se / qingsech`ing se / chingse / ching se
Sapphire青玉seigyokuqīng yù / qing1 yu4 / qing yu / qingyuch`ing yü / chingyü / ching yü
Violet Color
kongàn / gan4 / gankan
Ironman Triathlon Event鐵人
铁人
tetsu jin / tetsujintiě rén / tie3 ren2 / tie ren / tierent`ieh jen / tiehjen / tieh jen
Sapphire藍寶石
蓝宝石
lán bǎo shí
lan2 bao3 shi2
lan bao shi
lanbaoshi
lan pao shih
lanpaoshih
Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo蒼軒跆拳道
苍轩跆拳道
Chung Do Kwan靑濤館qīng tāo quǎn
qing1 tao1 quan3
qing tao quan
qingtaoquan
ch`ing t`ao ch`üan
chingtaochüan
ching tao chüan
Greenaoqīng / qing1 / qingch`ing / ching
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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Green Scroll
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Green Vertical Portrait
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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.


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