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Yoko / Brilliant / Glorious

you kou
Yoko / Brilliant / Glorious Scroll

燿 means brilliant or glorious in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

I am listing this character as it is a common Japanese given name that romanizes as Yoko or Youkou. It can also be romanizes as these names as well: Yo, Teru, Akira.

As with most Japanese names, this is not the only character or only name that romanizes as Yoko. Be sure you are getting the correct character before you order.

God in the Glorious Center of Heaven

tiān zhī yù zhōng zhǔ shén
God in the Glorious Center of Heaven Scroll

天之御中主神 is a phrase that was submitted by a customer.

I do not have information on the origin of this phrase.

Flowers / Blooming / Splendid / China

Flowers / Blooming / Splendid / China Scroll

華 means blooming flowers or splendid China.

華 is really open to interpretation. 華 meant flowers or blooming in ancient China. It still has that meaning in Japanese, and Buddhist context.

In modern China, this means glorious, beautiful, splendid, magnificent, or the best part of something. It can also refer to the country of China or something Chinese (such as people - overseas Chinese are often called "hua ren"). 華 is also a surname in China.

In Japanese, this can be the female given name "Ririka". It's also the short name for a certain kind of playing cards in Japan.

In Korean, This can be the surname "Hwa". While it also means splendid, flowery, or the country of China in Korean.

Mutual Welfare and Benefit

ji ta kyou ei
Mutual Welfare and Benefit Scroll

自他共榮 can be translated a few different ways. Here are some possibilities:
Benefit mutually and prosper together.
Mutual welfare and benefit.
A learning concept of mutual benefit and welfare (that applies to all fields of society).
Mutual prosperity.

The first two characters are easy to explain. They are "self" and "others". Together, these two characters create a word which means "mutual" (literally "me and them").

The third character can have different meanings depending on context. Here, it means "in common" or "to share".

The fourth character suggests the idea of "prosperity", "flourishing" or becoming "glorious".

It should be noted that these Kanji are used almost exclusively in the context of Judo martial arts. 自他共榮 is not a common or recognized Japanese proverb outside of Judo.

In modern Japanese Kanji, the last character looks like 栄 instead of 榮. If you want this slightly-simplified version, please let us know when you place your order.

Glory and Honor

Glory and Honor Scroll

榮 relates to giving someone a tribute or praise.

It's a little odd as a gift, so this may not be the best selection for a wall scroll.

I've made this entry just because this character is often misused as "honorable" or "keeping your honor". It's not quite the same meaning, as this usually refers to a tribute or giving an honor to someone.

榮 is often found in tattoo books incorrectly listed as the western idea of personal honor or being honorable. Check with us before you get a tattoo that does not match the meaning you are really looking for. As a tattoo, this suggests that you either have a lot of pride in yourself or that you have a wish for prosperity for you and/or your family.

栄In modern Japanese Kanji, glory and honor looks like the image to the right.

There is a lot of confusion about this character, so here are some alternate translations for this character: prosperous, flourishing, blooming (like a flower), glorious beauty, proud, praise, rich, or it can be the family name "Rong". The context in which the character is used can change the meaning between these various ideas.

In the old days, this could be an honor paid to someone by the Emperor (basically a designation by the Emperor that a person has high standing).

To sum it up: 榮 has a positive meaning, however, it's a different flavor than the idea of being honorable and having integrity.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
you kou / youkou / yo ko / yokoyào / yao4 / yao
God in the Glorious Center of Heaven天之御中主神tiān zhī yù zhōng zhǔ shén
tian1 zhi1 yu4 zhong1 zhu3 shen2
tian zhi yu zhong zhu shen
t`ien chih yü chung chu shen
tien chih yü chung chu shen

ririkahuá / hua2 / hua
Mutual Welfare and Benefit自他共榮
自他共荣 / 自他共栄
ji ta kyou ei
ji ta kyo ei
Glory and Honor
荣 / 栄
eiróng / rong2 / rongjung
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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yào / yao4
 youkou / yoko / ようこう
Glory and Honor Scroll
brilliant; glorious
(given name) Youkou

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/ xi1
bright; splendid; glorious

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xuǎn / xuan3
glorious; sob; weep

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yán / yan2
 gon / げん
tight (closely sealed); stern; strict; rigorous; severe; father
(surname) Gen
Commanding, strict, awe-inspiring, glorious. For 華嚴 v. Twelve Strokes; to adorn

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yáng / yang2
 akira / あきら
to open out, to expand; bright, glorious
(given name) Akira

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bǐng / bing3
bright; glorious

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yào / yao4
 yō / よう
bright; glorious; one of the seven planets of premodern astronomy
(female given name) You
Brilliant, shining. 七曜 The sun, moon, and five planets. 曜宿 These seven and the constellations, the celestial orbs; to shine

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huī / hui1
bright; glorious

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/ yu4
brilliant; glorious

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/ ye4
blaze of fire; glorious

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càn / can4
ts`an / tsan
 san / さん
glorious; bright; brilliant; lustrous; resplendent
(adj-t,adv-to) brilliant; resplendent; (female given name) San


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yào / yao4
 yō / よう
brilliant; glorious
(female given name) You



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wěi jì / wei3 ji4
wei chi
 iseki / いせき
great acts
glorious achievements



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guāng róng / guang1 rong2
kuang jung
 mitsue / みつえ
honor and glory; glorious
(given name) Mitsue


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liù dé / liu4 de2
liu te
The six characteristics of a bhagavat, which is one of a Buddha's titles: sovereign, glorious, majestic, famous, propitious, honored; six attributes


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gōng míng / gong1 ming2
kung ming
 koumyou(p);koumei / komyo(p);kome / こうみょう(P);こうめい
scholarly honor (in imperial exams); rank; achievement; fame; glory
great achievement; glorious deed; (gaining) fame; (earning) distinction; (female given name) Isana



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gōng yè / gong1 ye4
kung yeh
 kougyou / kogyo / こうぎょう
achievement; outstanding work; glorious deed
exploit; achievement


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 kakkaku / かっかく    kakukaku / かくかく (adj-t,adv-to) brilliant; bright; glorious


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 kakkaku / かっかく    kakukaku / かくかく (adj-t,adv-to) brilliant; bright; glorious



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yán jìng / yan2 jing4
yen ching
 gen jō
Glorious and pure, gloriously pure; glorious and pure



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zhuàng lì / zhuang4 li4
chuang li
magnificence; magnificent; majestic; glorious


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 ekieki / えきえき (adjective) (1) (archaism) brilliant; glorious; shining; (2) (archaism) beautiful and thriving; (3) (archaism) piled high; large; (4) (archaism) (obscure) indecisive with fear


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 ekieki / えきえき (adjective) (1) (archaism) brilliant; glorious; shining; (2) (archaism) beautiful and thriving; (3) (archaism) piled high; large; (4) (archaism) (obscure) indecisive with fear



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sàn huā / san4 hua1
san hua
 sange / さんげ
(noun/participle) falling as flowers do; dying a glorious death
to strew flowers


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 shoudai / shodai / しょうだい glorious reign; enlightened era; (female given name) Teruyo



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róng měi / rong2 mei3
jung mei
 hideyoshi / ひでよし
(personal name) Hideyoshi


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 kougyou / kogyo / こうぎょう glorious achievement



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yán jīng / yan2 jing1
yen ching
A name for the Nirvana Sutra, referring to the Buddha's cremation; also to its glorious teaching; Sūtra of the Cremation



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làn màn / lan4 man4
lan man
 ranman / らんまん
brightly colored; unaffected (i.e. behaving naturally)
(adj-t,adv-to) glorious; luxuriant; splendid; in full bloom; in full glory; (female given name) Ranman


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jīng guāng / jing1 guang1
ching kuang
 seikou / seko / せいこう
nothing left (money, food etc); all finished; bright and shiny; radiant; glorious
(given name) Seikou

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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