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Yoko / Brilliant / Glorious

China yào
Japan you kou
Yoko / Brilliant / Glorious

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

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

This is a phrase that was submitted by a customer. I do not have information on the origin of this phrase.

Flowers / Blooming / Splendid / China

China huá
Japan ririka
Flowers / Blooming / 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

Jita-Kyoei
Japan ji ta kyou ei
Mutual Welfare and Benefit

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

China róng
Japan ei
Glory and Honor

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.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin yào / yao4
Taiwan yao
Japanese youkou / yoko / ようこう    you / yo / よう    teru / てる    akira / あきら
Chinese brilliant; glorious
Japanese (given name) Youkou; (given name) You; (personal name) Teru; (given name) Akira
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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Chinese bright; splendid; glorious

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Mandarin xuǎn / xuan3
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese glorious; sob; weep

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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese gen / げん    omu / おむ    umu / うむ    imu / いむ
Chinese tight (closely sealed); stern; strict; rigorous; severe; father; surname Yan
Japanese (surname) Gen; (surname) Omu; (personal name) Umu; (surname) Imu
Commanding, strict, awe-inspiring, glorious. For 華嚴 v. Twelve Strokes.

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Mandarin yáng / yang2
Taiwan yang
Japanese akira / あきら
Chinese to open out, to expand; bright, glorious
Japanese (given name) Akira

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Mandarin bǐng / bing3
Taiwan ping
Chinese bright; glorious

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Mandarin yào / yao4
Taiwan yao
Japanese you / yo / よう    hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    teruko / てるこ    kaguya / かぐや    akira / あきら    aki / あき
Chinese bright; glorious; one of the seven planets of premodern astronomy
Japanese (female given name) You; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (given name) Teruko; (female given name) Kaguya; (given name) Akira; (female given name) Aki
Brilliant, shining. 七曜 The sun, moon, and five planets. 曜宿 These seven and the constellations, the celestial orbs.

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Mandarin huī / hui1
Taiwan hui
Chinese bright; glorious

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Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Chinese brilliant; glorious

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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Chinese blaze of fire; glorious

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Mandarin càn / can4
Taiwan ts`an / tsan
Japanese san / さん
Chinese glorious; bright; brilliant; lustrous; resplendent
Japanese (adjective) brilliant; resplendant; (female given name) San; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Aki

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Mandarin yào / yao4
Taiwan yao
Japanese you / yo / よう    hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    kirari / きらり    kirara / きらら    kagari / かがり    kagaya / かがや    akiraka / あきらか    akira / あきら    aki / あき    akaru / あかる
Chinese brilliant; glorious
Japanese (female given name) You; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Kirari; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kagari; (female given name) Kagaya; (female given name) Akiraka; (female given name) Akira; (female given name) Aki; (surname, female given name) Akaru
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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偉績


伟绩

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Mandarin wěi jì / wei3 ji4
Taiwan wei chi
Japanese iseki / いせき
Chinese great acts
Japanese glorious achievements

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光榮


光荣

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

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六德

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Mandarin liù dé / liu4 de2
Taiwan liu te
Japanese rokutoku
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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功業


功业

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

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嚇々

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

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嚇嚇

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

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嚴淨


严净

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Mandarin yán jìng / yan2 jing4
Taiwan yen ching
Japanese gen jō
Glorious and pure, gloriously pure.

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壯麗


壮丽

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

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奕々

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Japanese ekieki / えきえき Japanese (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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奕奕

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Japanese ekieki / えきえき Japanese (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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散華


散华

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Mandarin sàn huā / san4 hua1
Taiwan san hua
Japanese sange / さんげ
Japanese (noun/participle) falling as flowers do; dying a glorious death
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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昭代

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Japanese shoudai / shodai / しょうだい Japanese glorious reign; enlightened era; (female given name) Teruyo; (place-name) Shoudai; (female given name) Kazuyo; (female given name) Akiyo

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榮美

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Mandarin róng měi / rong2 mei3
Taiwan jung mei
Japanese hideyoshi / ひでよし    eimi / emi / えいみ
Chinese glorious
Japanese (personal name) Hideyoshi; (female given name) Eimi

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洪業

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Japanese kougyou / kogyo / こうぎょう Japanese glorious achievement

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炎經


炎经

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Mandarin yán jīng / yan2 jing1
Taiwan yen ching
Japanese Enkyō
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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爛漫

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

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精光

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Mandarin jīng guāng / jing1 guang1
Taiwan ching kuang
Japanese seikou / seko / せいこう    akimitsu / あきみつ
Chinese nothing left (money, food etc); all finished; bright and shiny; radiant; glorious
Japanese (given name) Seikou; (personal name) Akimitsu

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赫々

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

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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
Yoko
Brilliant
Glorious
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
tianzhiyuzhongzhushen
t`ien chih yü chung chu shen
tienchihyüchungchushen
tien chih yü chung chu shen
Flowers
Blooming
Splendid
China

ririkahuá / hua2 / hua
Mutual Welfare and Benefit自他共榮
自他共荣 / 自他共栄
ji ta kyou ei
jitakyouei
ji ta kyo ei
jitakyoei
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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