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The name Brilliance in Chinese / Japanese...

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 hakkou ryuu
Hakko-Ryu Scroll

八光流 (Hakkō-Ryū) is a style of jujutsu associated with Daito-Ryu.

The title Hakko-Ryu comes from the Japanese phrase which translates as “The Style of the Eighth Light,” or more literally, “Eighth Light Style.”

The 光 character is associated with brightness or brilliance. It can be used to describe someone of great talent or potential. So the meaning goes far beyond just light.

Light / Bright and Promising Future

 guāng míng
 kou mei / mitsu haru
Light / Bright and Promising Future Scroll

光明 is a nice way to say “light” in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

This is because the word also suggests a bright future or refers to someone who is very promising (great future potential).

The first character means light or bright.

The second character means bright and clear (in this context).

This word appears in most Japanese dictionaries, but it is not the most common Japanese Kanji word for light (more commonly used for the name Mitsuharu).

In old Korean Hanja, this can also mean brightness or brilliance.

In the context of Buddhism, this means “Light emanating from a Buddha or Bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion.”

 guāng cǎi
Radiance Scroll

光彩 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for radiance.

Other meanings include luster, splendor/splendour, and brilliance.

光彩 is the radiance you see when a person's arrival brings happiness and joy to the room. Or the radiance on the face of a new bride etc.

If you delve into the dictionary, other forms of radiance will refer to isotopes emitting radiation. 光彩 is not related to radiation and is not the kind that causes cancer.

In Japanese, this can be several female given names such as Misa, Hikari, Hiiro, Teresa, or Arisa. And a more unisex given name of Kousai or Kosai.

Wisdom / Brilliance

 cái zhì
 sai chi
Wisdom / Brilliance Scroll

In Chinese, 纔智 means “ability and wisdom” or “ability and intelligence.”
纔智 can also be defined as brilliance or genius.

In Japanese, 纔智 takes on a meaning more of “wit and intelligence.”

才智Note that the ancient/traditional form is shown above. After WWII, in both Japan and China, the first character was simplified. If you want this reformed/simplified version, just click on the characters to the right, instead of the button above. This is a good choice if your audience is Japanese.

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Leadership / Ability to Lead

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Radiance / Rays of Light

Skill Acquired Through Hard Training

Strength / Ability

Wisdom / Intelligence

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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magnificent; splendid; flowery
(1) flashiness; showiness; brilliance; splendor; (2) bloom; flowers; (female given name) Ririka
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.


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guāng cǎi
    guang1 cai3
kuang ts`ai
    kuang tsai
 kousai / kosai

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luster; splendor; radiance; brilliance
brilliance; splendour; splendor; lustre; luster; (female given name) Misa

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(literary) bright; shining; brilliance


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brilliance (pearls)


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 koutaku / kotaku
brilliance; polish; lustre; luster; glossy finish; (surname) Mitsuzawa



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guāng huá
    guang1 hua2
kuang hua
brilliance; splendor; magnificence
(female given name) Mika


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wēi yào
    wei1 yao4
wei yao
(of) an imposing brilliance



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huì rì
    hui4 ri4
hui jih
 e nichi
light, luster, brilliance


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(n,vs,vi) brilliance



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dì lì
    di4 li4
ti li
brilliance of pearls


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 seisai / sesai
(1) brilliance; luster; lustre; colorfulness; colourfulness; (2) vividness; life


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 eisai / esai
(1) genius; brilliance; unusual talent; (2) gifted person; person of unusual talent


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jīng cǎi
    jing1 cai3
ching ts`ai
    ching tsai
 seisai / sesai
wonderful; marvelous; brilliant
(1) brilliance; luster; lustre; colorfulness; colourfulness; (2) vividness; life


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brightness; brilliance; brilliancy; radiance; glitter


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 eisai / esai
(1) genius; brilliance; unusual talent; (2) gifted person; person of unusual talent; (given name) Eisai


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brightness; brilliance; brilliancy; radiance; glitter


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brilliance; (female given name) Kiki


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brightness; brilliance; brilliancy; radiance; glitter


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 eisai / esai
(1) genius; brilliance; unusual talent; (2) gifted person; person of unusual talent



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tóu jiǎo
    tou2 jiao3
t`ou chiao
    tou chiao
 toukaku / tokaku
youngster's talent; brilliance of youth
(See 頭角を現す) top of the head



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wǔ fó dǐng
    wu3 fo2 ding3
wu fo ting
 go butchō
(五佛頂尊); 五頂輪王 Five bodhisattvas sometimes placed on the left of Śākyamuni, indicative of five forms of wisdom: (1) 白傘佛頂輪王 (白蓋佛頂輪王); 白 M027897佛頂, Sitāta-patra, with white parasol, symbol of pure mercy, one of the titles of Avalokiteśvara; (2) 勝佛頂 Jaya, with sword symbol of wisdom, or discretion; (3) 最勝佛頂 (一字最勝佛頂輪王); 金輪佛頂 (最勝金輪佛頂); 轉輪王佛頂 Vijaya, with golden wheel symbol of unexcelled power of preaching; (4) 火聚佛頂; 光聚佛頂 (or 放光佛頂 or 火光佛頂) ; 高佛頂 Tejorāṣi, collected brilliance, with insignia of authority 如意寶 or a fame; (5) 捨除佛頂; 除障佛頂; 摧碎佛頂; 除業佛頂; 除蓋障佛頂; 尊勝, etc. Vikīrṇa, scattering and destroying all distressing delusion, with a hook as symbol.


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guāng míng zàng
    guang1 ming2 zang4
kuang ming tsang
 kōmyō zō
storehouse of brilliance



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pēn bó yù chū
    pen1 bo2 yu4 chu1
p`en po yü ch`u
    pen po yü chu
to be on the verge of eruption (idiom); (of the sun) to emerge in all its brilliance


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(adj-t,adv-to) resourceful and quick-witted; showing a flash of brilliance; having a keen (sparkling) intellect


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(adj-na,adj-no,n) (yoji) quick-witted; a flash of brilliance; great wisdom


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 saichijuuou / saichijuo
(adj-no,n) (rare) resourceful and quick-witted; showing a flash of brilliance; having a keen intellect


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 hanaakari / hanakari
the brilliance of cherry blossoms which illuminate the evening



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huā dé pú sà
    hua1 de2 pu2 sa4
hua te p`u sa
    hua te pu sa
 Ketoku Bosatsu
Padmaśrī, Lotus-brilliance Bodhisattva, tr. as Lotus-virtue, name of Śubhavyūha, v. 妙, when incarnated as a member of Śākyamuni's retinue.


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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
Hakko-Ryu八光流hakkou ryuu
hako ryu
Bright and Promising Future
光明kou mei / mitsu haru
koumei / mitsuharu
ko mei / mitsu haru
guāng míng
guang1 ming2
guang ming
kuang ming
Radiance光彩kousai / kosaiguāng cǎi
guang1 cai3
guang cai
kuang ts`ai
kuang tsai
sai chi / saichicái zhì / cai2 zhi4 / cai zhi / caizhits`ai chih / tsaichih / tsai chih
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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