Emperor Symbol in Chinese / Japanese...

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Dragon / Emperor Symbol

lóng
ryuu / tatsu
Dragon / Emperor Symbol Scroll

竜 is an alternate form of dragon.

Still pronounced the same in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

This particular Kanji is often associated as an imperial symbol as well as representing the mythical Asian dragon. You may have seen it on the chest or flag of the emperor in old Japanese and Chinese movies.

Note: I would rate this as a non-universal alternate form. The other dragon character is by far more common, and universally understood.


We strongly recommend symbol of dragon if you are looking for the symbol of dragon.


See Also:  Phoenix | Emperor | King

Dragon

Year of the Dragon / Zodiac Sign
lóng
ryuu / tatsu
Dragon Scroll

龍 is the character for dragon in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

The dragon is the creature of myth and legend that dominates Chinese, Japanese, and even European folklore. In China, the dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, strength and power, and the Chinese dragon is known as the god of water.

From the Chinese Zodiac, if you were born in the year of the Dragon, you . . .

Have a strong body and spirit.
Are full of energy.
Have vast goals.
Have a deep level of self-awareness.
Will do whatever you can to "save face".


See also our Chinese Zodiac or Dragon Calligraphy pages.




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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
Dragon
Emperor Symbol
ryuu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
lóng / long2 / longlung
Dragon
ryuu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
lóng / long2 / longlung
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

表章

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biǎo zhāng
    biao3 zhang1
piao chang
 hyoushou / hyosho
    ひょうしょう
memorial to the Emperor
(noun/participle) (1) symbol; emblem; image; (noun/participle) (2) expressing; representation; making clear (e.g. someone's virtues)
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象徴天皇

see styles
 shouchoutennou / shochotenno
    しょうちょうてんのう
the emperor as a symbol of Japan; symbolic emperor

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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.

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