Hades in Chinese / Japanese...

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Hell / Judges of Hell

Ancient way to say Hell

yīn sī
Hell / Judges of Hell Scroll

陰司 is the ancient way to say "Hell" or "Netherworld" in Chinese.

This title can also refer to the officials of Hell or the judges of Hades or the Netherworld.

Please note that this is a somewhat terrible selection for a wall scroll. Hanging this in your home is like telling the world that your home is hell. Oddly, a lot of people search for this on my website, so I added it for reference.

Hell / Kingdom of the Underworld

yīn cáo dì fǔ
Hell / Kingdom of the Underworld Scroll

陰曹地府 can mean Hell, Hades, Kingdom of the Underworld, or the Netherworld.

When Chinese people have a conversation about Hell, this is usually the term they use. Please note that this is a somewhat oral and informal word.

陰曹地府 is a really weird selection for a wall scroll, so consider this for educational purposes only.

dì yù
Hell Scroll

地獄 is the way that hell is written in modern Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

There's more than one way to express hell but this is the one that has stood the test of time.

The first character refers to the ground or the earth.
The second character means jail or prison.

You can also translate this word as infernal, inferno, Hades, or underworld.

It should be noted that this is a somewhat terrible selection for a wall scroll. Hanging this in your home is like telling the world that your home is hell. Oddly, a lot of people search for this on our website, so I added it for reference.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Judges of Hell
yīn sī / yin1 si1 / yin si / yinsiyin ssu / yinssu
Kingdom of the Underworld
yīn cáo dì fǔ
yin1 cao2 di4 fu3
yin cao di fu
yin ts`ao ti fu
yin tsao ti fu
jigokudì yù / di4 yu4 / di yu / diyuti yü / tiyü
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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yīn cáo dì fǔ
    yin1 cao2 di4 fu3
yin ts`ao ti fu
    yin tsao ti fu
Hell Scroll
netherworld; Kingdom of the Underworld; Hades

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dark; deep; stupid; the underworld
(female given name) Mei
Darkness, obscurity; deep. Hades; used chiefly in the sense of 無知 ignorance, profound, secret, invisible, e.g. as opposed to 顯 open, manifest; darkness


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jiǔ quán
    jiu3 quan2
chiu ch`üan
    chiu chüan
 kyuusen / kyusen
the nine springs; the underworld of Chinese mythology; Hades
hades; nether regions


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míng shǐ
    ming2 shi3
ming shih
Lictors, or messengers of Hades; messengers of darkness


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míng tǔ
    ming2 tu3
ming t`u
    ming tu
 mei do
(Buddhist term) Hades; the underworld; the other world; realm of the dead


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míng guān
    ming2 guan1
ming kuan
The rulers in Hades; officials of hell


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míng fǔ
    ming2 fu3
ming fu
 meifu / mefu
underworld; hell
(1) (See 冥土) realm of the dead; the other world; underworld; (2) hell
The palace of darkness, Hades; office of hell


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míng wáng
    ming2 wang2
ming wang
 meiou / meo
the king of hell
Hades (Greek god); Pluto (Roman god); (surname) Meiou


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míng jiè
    ming2 jie4
ming chieh
 meikai / mekai
ghost world
hades; realm of the dead
Hades, or the three lower forms of incarnation, i.e. hell, preta, animal; dark realm(s)


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míng tú
    ming2 tu2
ming t`u
    ming tu
(Buddhist term) Hades; the underworld; the other world; realm of the dead; (personal name) Meido


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míng dào
    ming2 dao4
ming tao
the gateway to the ghost world
冥途; 冥土 The dark way, or land of darkness, the shades, Hades, pretas, etc; negative destinies


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dì fǔ
    di4 fu3
ti fu
hell; the nether world; Hades


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nài luò
    nai4 luo4
nai lo
(1) (Buddhist term) Naraka (san: naraka); hell; hades; (2) very bottom; the end; worst possible circumstances; (3) theatre basement; theater basement


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yōu míng
    you1 ming2
yu ming
 yū mei
dark; hell; netherworld; hades
semidarkness; deep and strange; hades; the present and the other world; dark and light


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yōu míng
    you1 ming2
yu ming
the hidden and the visible; that which can be seen and that which cannot; darkness and light; night and day; wisdom and ignorance; evil and good; the living and the dead; men and ghosts
semidarkness; deep and strange; hades; the present and the other world; dark and light; (given name) Yuumei
darkness and light


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 yuukai / yukai
hades; realm of the dead


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(1) (Buddhist term) Naraka (san: naraka); hell; hades; (2) very bottom; the end; worst possible circumstances



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yè chèng
    ye4 cheng4
yeh ch`eng
    yeh cheng
 gō no hakari
The scales of karma, in which good and evil are weighed by the rulers of Hades.



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yè bù
    ye4 bu4
yeh pu
The record, or account book, kept by the rulers of Hades, recording the deeds of all sentient beings; tally of karma



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yè jìng
    ye4 jing4
yeh ching
(personal name) Kazumi
Karma-mirror, that kept in Hades reveals all karma; mirror of karma


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quán xià
    quan2 xia4
ch`üan hsia
    chüan hsia
Hades; the hereafter; (given name) Senka


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quán jiè
    quan2 jie4
ch`üan chieh
    chüan chieh


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quán lù
    quan2 lu4
ch`üan lu
    chüan lu


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(1) soft spot (in the skull of an infant); fontanelle; fontanel; (2) (See 黄泉) gates of Hades; entrance to the underworld; (surname) Izumikado


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fǎ jiè
    fa3 jie4
fa chieh
 hokkai; houkai / hokkai; hokai
    ほっかい; ほうかい
(1) {Buddh} universe; (2) {Buddh} realm of thought; (3) {Buddh} underlying principle of reality; manifestation of true thusness; (4) (ほうかい only) (abbreviation) (See 法界悋気) being jealous of things that have nothing to do with one; being jealous of others who are in love with each other
dharmadhātu, 法性; 實相; 達磨馱都 Dharma-element, -factor, or-realm. (1) A name for "things" in general, noumenal or phenomenal; for the physical universe, or any portion or phase of it. (2) The unifying underlying spiritual reality regarded as the ground or cause of all things, the absolute from which all proceeds. It is one of the eighteen dhātus. These are categories of three, four, five, and ten dharmadhātus; the first three are combinations of 事 and 理 or active and passive, dynamic and static; the ten are: Buddha-realm, Bodhisattva-realm, pratyekabuddha-realm, śrāvaka, deva, Human, asura, Demon, Animal, and Hades realms-a Huayan category. Tiantai has ten for meditaton, i.e. the realms of the eighteen media of perception (the six organs, six objects, and six sense-data or sensations), of illusion, sickness, karma, māra, samādhi, (false) views, pride, the two lower Vehicles, and the Bodhisattva Vehicle; experiential realm


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yǎn mó
    yan3 mo2
yen mo
Yama, the lord of Hades; v. 夜.


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nà luò
    na4 luo4
na lo
(1) (Buddhist term) Naraka (san: naraka); hell; hades; (2) very bottom; the end; worst possible circumstances
hell, purgatory



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tiě zhá
    tie3 zha2
t`ieh cha
    tieh cha
Iron tablets in Hades, on which are recorded each person's crimes and merits; iron tablets



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fáng luó
    fang2 luo2
fang lo
(idem 邏) Warders or patrols in Hades; wardens


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ā páng
    a1 pang2
a p`ang
    a pang
阿防 The ox-head torturers in Hades. Also 阿傍羅刹; ox-head penalty

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