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Enigma / Mysterious

shén ào
Enigma / Mysterious Scroll

This Chinese word means mysterious or enigma.

This version of enigma or mystery is somewhat spiritual - as if the soul is the puzzle to be solved.

Enigma / Unpredictable Situation

mí tuán
Enigma / Unpredictable Situation Scroll

This Chinese word can mean riddle, enigma, unpredictable situation, or elusive matters.

Enigma / Puzzle / Riddle

mí / mèi
Enigma / Puzzle / Riddle Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja word can mean riddle, puzzle, enigma, or mystery.

Tea Fate

chá yuán
Tea Fate Scroll

茶緣 is a special title for the tea lover. This kind of means "tea fate" but it's more spiritual and hard to define. Perhaps the tea brought you in to drink it. Perhaps the tea will bring you and another tea-lover together. Perhaps you were already there, and the tea came to you. Perhaps it's the ah-ha moment you will have when drinking the tea.

I've been told not to explain this further, as it will either dilute or confuse the purposefully-ambiguous idea embedded in this enigma.

I happen to be the owner of a piece of calligraphy written by either the son or nephew of the last emperor of China, and this is the title he wrote. It was given to me at a Beijing tea house in 2001. 茶緣 is where I learned to love tea after literally spending weeks tasting and studying everything I could about Chinese tea. I did not understand the significance of the authorship, or meaning of the title at all. Some 10 years later, I realized the gift was so profound and had such providence. Only now I realize the value of a gift that it is too late to give proper thanks for. It was also years later that I ended up in this business, and could have the artwork properly mounted as a wall scroll. It has been borrowed for many exhibitions and shows, and always amazes native Chinese and Taiwanese who read the signature. This piece of calligraphy which I once thought just a bit of ink on a thin and wrinkled piece of paper is now one of my most valued possessions. And by fate, it has taught me to be more thankful of seemingly simple gifts.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
shén ào / shen2 ao4 / shen ao / shenao
Unpredictable Situation
mí tuán / mi2 tuan2 / mi tuan / mituanmi t`uan / mituan / mi tuan

nazomí / mèi / mi2 / mei4 / mi / mei / mi/meimi mei / mimei
Tea Fate茶緣
chá yuán / cha2 yuan2 / cha yuan / chayuanch`a yüan / chayüan / cha yüan
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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Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ mi2
 nazo / なぞ
Tea Fate Scroll
(1) riddle; puzzle; enigma; mystery; (can be adjective with の) (2) enigmatic; mysterious



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shén ào / shen2 ao4
shen ao
Tea Fate Scroll
mysterious; an enigma



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mí tuán / mi2 tuan2
mi t`uan / mi tuan
Tea Fate Scroll
riddle; enigma; unpredictable situation; elusive matters

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/ ye4
 nue / ぬえ
a kind of bird similar to pheasant
(1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma; (female given name) Nue



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pò yì / po4 yi4
p`o i / po i
to break a code; to crack a riddle; to solve an enigma; a breakthrough


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 nazonazo / なぞなぞ (kana only) riddle; puzzle; enigma


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 nazonazo / なぞなぞ (kana only) riddle; puzzle; enigma



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mèn hú lu / men4 hu2 lu5
men hu lu
lit. closed gourd; fig. enigma; complete mystery; taciturn person


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 nue / ぬえ (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) (See トラツグミ) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) mysterious person; person of unknown character; enigma


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 eniguma / エニグマ enigma


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 nanafushigi / ななふしぎ (1) (See 世界の七不思議) seven wonders (of a particular area); (2) (joc) total mystery; enigma; conundrum


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 nue / ぬえ (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) (See 虎鶫) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma


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 nazonazo / なぞなぞ (kana only) riddle; puzzle; enigma

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