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China huī
Japan hikari
Hikari Vertical Wall Scroll

This Kanji often represents a Japanese name romanized as Hikari.

The literal meaning can be the sunshine, light, or to shine upon. It has the same meaning in Chinese and Korean. From ancient Chinese, it is a variant of 輝/辉.

Other Japanese romanizations include Hikaru, Hikatsu, Teru, Terasu, Ki, and Akira.


China guāng cǎi
Japan kousai
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll

光彩 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for radiance.

Other meanings include: luster; splendor/splendour; brilliance.

光彩 is the kind of radiance you see when a person's arrival brings happiness and joy to the room. Or the radiance on the face of a new bride etc.

If you delve into the dictionary, other forms of radiance will refer to isotopes emitting radiation. 光彩 is not related to radiation and is not the kind that causes cancer.

In Japanese, this can be several female given names such as Misa, Hikari, Hiiro, Teresa or Arisa. And a more unisex given name of Kousai or Kosai.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Japanese hikari / ひかり
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese light; ray; CL:道[dao4]; bright; only; merely; to use up
Japanese (1) light; (2) illumination; ray; beam; gleam; glow; (3) happiness; hope; (4) influence; power; (5) vision; eyesight; (female given name) Mitsu; (given name) Hiroshi; (surname, female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Hikarizaki; (p,s,f) Hikari; (given name) Teru; (female given name) Tekari; (female given name) Sakae; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koushou; (surname) Kouzaki; (surname) Kousaki; (personal name) Koukun; (female given name) Kouka; (female given name) Kou; (female given name) Kirara; (personal name) Kaizechuu; (female given name) Akira; (female given name) Aki; (female given name) Akari
光明 prabha, light, brightness, splendour, to illuminate.

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Mandarin xīng / xing1
Taiwan hsing
Japanese hoshi / ほし    sei / se / せい
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese star; heavenly body; satellite; small amount
Japanese (1) star; any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon); (2) (slang) (police slang) offender; perpetrator; (3) star point (in go); hoshi; intersection marked with a dot; (4) circular symbol (said to be shaped like a shining star); (5) bullseye; (6) (See 九星) one's star (out of the nine stars); the star that determines one's fate; (7) small dot; spot; (8) {sumo} point; score; (1) {astron} (See 星宿・3,二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (2) Singapore; (surname) Hotsu; (surname) Hoshizaki; (surname) Hoshisaki; (surname, female given name) Hoshi; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Tina; (female given name) Tiara; (personal name) Seiji; (surname, female given name) Sei; (personal name) Sumio; (female given name) Sutera; (personal name) Jou; (personal name) Shin; (female given name) Kirari; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kirameki; (female given name) Kira; (female given name) Akari
Tara, a star; the 25th constellation consisting of stars in Hydra; a spark.

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Mandarin huī / hui1
Taiwan hui
Japanese hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    hikatsu / ひかつ    teru / てる    terasu / てらす    akira / あきら
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese sunshine; to shine upon; variant of 輝|辉[hui1]
Japanese (given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (personal name) Hikatsu; (surname, given name) Teru; (given name) Terasu; (personal name) Ki; (given name) Akira

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Mandarin kòng // kōng / kong4 // kong1
Taiwan k`ung / kung
Japanese kuu / ku / くう    kara / から
Chinese to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time; empty; air; sky; in vain
Japanese (1) empty air; sky; (2) {Buddh} shunyata; emptiness; the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phenomenon; (3) (abbreviation) (See 空軍) air force; (noun or adjectival noun) (4) fruitlessness; meaninglessness; (5) (See 五大・1) void (one of the five elements); (can be adjective with の) (6) {math} empty (e.g. set); (noun - becomes adjective with の) emptiness; vacuum; blank; (female given name) Ron; (personal name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Noa; (surname) Sorasaki; (female given name) Sora; (female given name) Sukai; (female given name) Shieru; (personal name) Kuukai; (surname, female given name) Kuu; (female given name) Kanata; (female given name) Kasumi; (female given name) Urue; (surname, female given name) Aki; (female given name) Aoi
śūnya, empty, void, hollow, vacant, nonexistent. śūnyatā, 舜若多, vacuity, voidness, emptiness, non-existence, immateriality, perhaps spirituality, unreality, the false or illusory nature of all existence, the seeming 假 being unreal. The doctrine that all phenomena and the ego have no reality, but are composed of a certain number of skandhas or elements, which disintegrate. The void, the sky, space. The universal, the absolute, complete abstraction without relativity. There are classifications into 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, and 18 categories. The doctrine is that all things are compounds, or unstable organisms, possessing no self-essence, i.e. are dependent, or caused, come into existence only to perish. The underlying reality, the principle of eternal relativity, or non-infinity, i.e. śūnya, permeates all phenomena making possible their evolution. From this doctrine the Yogācārya school developed the idea of the permanent reality, which is Essence of Mind, the unknowable noumenon behind all phenomena, the entity void of ideas and phenomena, neither matter nor mind, but the root of both.

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Mandarin huā // huà // huá / hua1 // hua4 // hua2
Taiwan hua
Japanese ririka / りりか    ran / らん    madoka / まどか    furooria / ふろーりあ    fua / ふあ    hikari / ひかり    hanna / はんな    haruka / はるか    haru / はる    hana / はな    teru / てる    kemeko / けめこ    kirara / きらら    kana / かな    kasumi / かすみ    kazashi / かざし    kaoru / かおる    ka / か    aki / あき
Chinese magnificent; splendid; flowery; old variant of 花[hua1]; flower; Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi; surname Hua; abbr. for China
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Ran; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Furo-ria; (personal name) Fua; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Haru; (surname, female given name) Hana; (female given name) Teru; (female given name) Kemeko; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kana; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Kazashi; (m,f) Kaoru; (surname, given name) Ka; (female given name) Aki
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.

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Mandarin yáng / yang2
Taiwan yang
Japanese you / yo / よう
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese positive (electric.); sun; male principle (Taoism); Yang, opposite: 陰|阴[yin1]
Japanese (1) (ant: 陰・いん・1) yang (i.e. the positive); (2) (See 陽に) the open (i.e. a visible place); (female given name) Himari; (female given name) Hinata; (female given name) Hina; (given name) Hitaka; (female given name) Hizashi; (surname, female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (personal name) Hi; (female given name) Haruhi; (female given name) Haruna; (female given name) Haruki; (female given name) Haruka; (surname, female given name) Haru; (given name) Noboru; (given name) Takashi; (male given name) Kiyoshi; (female given name) Ataru; (female given name) Akira; (female given name) Akimi; (female given name) Akiho; (female given name) Aki; (female given name) Akari
The side on which the sun shines, the sun, heat, this life, positive, masculine, dynamic, etc; yang

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Mandarin diàn / dian4
Taiwan tien
Japanese hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    touda / toda / とうだ    tousoe / tosoe / とうそえ    den / でん
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese electric; electricity; electrical
Japanese (out-dated kanji) lightning; flash of lightning; lightning bolt; (female given name) Hikaru; (personal name) Hikari; (personal name) Touda; (personal name) Tousoe; (surname, female given name) Den
Lightning, symbolizes the impermanent and transient.


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Mandarin guāng cǎi / guang1 cai3
Taiwan kuang ts`ai / kuang tsai
Japanese kousai / kosai / こうさい
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese luster; splendor; radiance; brilliance
Japanese brilliance; splendour; splendor; (female given name) Misa; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hiiro; (female given name) Teresa; (given name) Kousai; (female given name) Arisa


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Mandarin rì guāng / ri4 guang1
Taiwan jih kuang
Japanese nikkou / nikko / にっこう
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese sunlight
Japanese sunlight; sunshine; sunbeams; (female given name) Himi; (female given name) Hikari; (place-name) Nitsukou; (p,s,f) Nikkou
(日光菩薩); 蘇利也波羅皮遮那 Sūrya-prabhāsana. Sunlight, and 月光 (月光菩薩) Moonlight, name of two Bodhisattva assistants of 藥師 the Master of Healing; Sunlight is the ninth in the Dizang Court of the Garbhadhātu group.



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Mandarin yáng guāng / yang2 guang1
Taiwan yang kuang
Japanese youkou / yoko / ようこう
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese sunshine; CL:線|线[xian4]; transparent (open to public scrutiny)
Japanese sunshine; sunlight; (female given name) Youkou; (female given name) Youko; (female given name) Hikari; (given name) Harumitsu; (personal name) Harumi; (personal name) Akira; (personal name) Akimitsu; (female given name) Akimi
The sun's light, also idem陽燄 sun flames, or heat, i.e. the mirage causing the illusion of lakes; sunlight

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Mandarin cǎi / cai3
Taiwan ts`ai / tsai
Japanese maya / まや    hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    sayaka / さやか    saya / さや    sae / さえ    saika / さいか    sai / さい    konogi / このぎ    konoki / このき    kunogi / くのぎ    kazari / かざり    irori / いろり    iroha / いろは    irodori / いろどり    iroe / いろえ    iro / いろ    ayami / あやみ    ayano / あやの    ayane / あやね    ayaka / あやか    aya / あや    akari / あかり
Chinese (bright) color; variety; applause; applaud; lottery prize
Japanese (female given name) Maya; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Sayaka; (female given name) Saya; (female given name) Sae; (female given name) Saika; (surname, female given name) Sai; (personal name) Konogi; (personal name) Konoki; (personal name) Kunogi; (female given name) Kazari; (female given name) Irori; (female given name) Iroha; (female given name) Irodori; (personal name) Iroe; (female given name) Iro; (female given name) Ayami; (female given name) Ayano; (female given name) Ayane; (female given name) Ayaka; (female given name) Aya; (female given name) Akari

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Mandarin huàng // huǎng / huang4 // huang3
Taiwan huang
Japanese mitsuru / みつる    hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    noboru / のぼる    teru / てる    kousou / koso / こうそう    kouji / koji / こうじ    koushou / kosho / こうしょう    kou / ko / こう    atsushi / あつし    akira / あきら    akinori / あきのり    akitsugu / あきつぐ    aki / あき
Chinese to sway; to shake; to wander about; to dazzle; to flash past
Japanese (given name) Mitsuru; (female given name) Hikaru; (personal name) Hikari; (given name) Noboru; (given name) Teru; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koushou; (given name) Kou; (given name) Atsushi; (surname, female given name) Akira; (personal name) Akinori; (personal name) Akitsugu; (female given name) Aki

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Mandarin huǎng / huang3
Taiwan huang
Japanese hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    akira / あきら
Chinese old variant of 晃[huang3]
Japanese (female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Hikari; (female given name) Akira

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Mandarin jǐng / jing3
Taiwan ching
Japanese kei / ke / けい
Chinese bright; circumstance; scenery; surname Jing
Japanese (1) vista; view; scene; scenic view; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for scenes (in a play); (female given name) Miyoshi; (female given name) Hiro; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Keshiki; (given name) Keitei; (personal name) Keiji; (surname, female given name) Kei; (surname) Giyon; (surname) Kagesaki; (surname) Kage; (female given name) Akira
Prospect, view, circumstances; reflection

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Mandarin jīng / jing1
Taiwan ching
Japanese hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    shoudou / shodo / しょうどう    shousuke / shosuke / しょうすけ    shouji / shoji / しょうじ    shou / sho / しょう    sayaka / さやか    katsuhide / かつひで    katsuharu / かつはる    katsutoshi / かつとし    katsusuke / かつすけ    katsushige / かつしげ    katsuo / かつお    katsuaki / かつあき    akira / あきら    akiyo / あきよ    akinori / あきのり    akitsugu / あきつぐ    aki / あき
Chinese crystal
Japanese (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (personal name) Shoudou; (personal name) Shousuke; (personal name) Shouji; (female given name) Shou; (female given name) Sayaka; (personal name) Katsuhide; (personal name) Katsuharu; (personal name) Katsutoshi; (personal name) Katsusuke; (personal name) Katsushige; (personal name) Katsuo; (personal name) Katsuaki; (female given name) Akira; (given name) Akiyo; (personal name) Akinori; (personal name) Akitsugu; (surname, 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    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 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

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Mandarin huī / hui1
Taiwan hui
Japanese ran / らん    fi / ふぃ    hizuru / ひづる    hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    terutsugu / てるつぐ    teruki / てるき    teru / てる    daiya / だいや    daia / だいあ    takashi / たかし    kou / ko / こう    kirari / きらり    kirara / きらら    kagayaki / かがやき    kagaya / かがや    akira / あきら    aki / あき
Chinese splendor; to shine upon
Japanese (surname) Ran; (personal name) Fi; (female given name) Hidzuru; (m,f) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (personal name) Terutsugu; (given name) Teruki; (surname, female given name) Teru; (female given name) Daiya; (female given name) Daia; (given name) Takashi; (surname) Kou; (female given name) Kirari; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kira; (surname) Ki; (female given name) Kagayaki; (female given name) Kagaya; (female given name) Aki


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Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう Japanese (See 花札) the five brights (high-scoring combination in hanafuda); the five light cards; the five hikari cards; (surname) Gokou


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Japanese hikari / ひかり Japanese (female given name) Hikari


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Japanese hikari / ひかり Japanese (female given name) Hikari


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Japanese mitsutoshi / みつとし    hikari / ひかり    akitoshi / あきとし Japanese (male given name) Mitsutoshi; (female given name) Hikari; (male given name) Akitoshi


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Mandarin guāng jǐng / guang1 jing3
Taiwan kuang ching
Japanese koukei / koke / こうけい
Chinese circumstances; scene; about; probably
Japanese scene; spectacle; sight; view; (given name) Mitsukage; (female given name) Hikari; (given name) Koukei


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Japanese hikari / ひかり Japanese (female given name) Hikari


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Japanese mikari / みかり    hikari / ひかり Japanese (female given name) Mikari; (female given name) Hikari


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Japanese mitsuri / みつり    mitsumasa / みつまさ    mitsutada / みつただ    hikari / ひかり Japanese (female given name) Mitsuri; (given name) Mitsumasa; (personal name) Mitsutada; (female given name) Hikari


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Japanese mitsuri / みつり    hikari / ひかり    kirari / きらり Japanese (female given name) Mitsuri; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Kirari


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Japanese hikari / ひかり    kirari / きらり Japanese (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Kirari



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Mandarin guāng huá / guang1 hua2
Taiwan kuang hua
Japanese mika / みか    hikari / ひかり    kouge / koge / こうげ    kouka / koka / こうか    arika / ありか
Chinese brilliance; splendor; magnificence
Japanese (female given name) Mika; (female given name) Hikari; (given name) Kouge; (given name) Kouka; (female given name) Arika


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Japanese ruri / るり    mitsusato / みつさと    misato / みさと    hikari / ひかり    kouri / kori / こうり    akari / あかり Japanese (female given name) Ruri; (surname) Mitsusato; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Kouri; (female given name) Akari

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
hikarihuī / hui1 / hui
Radiance光彩kousai / kosaiguāng cǎi
guang1 cai3
guang cai
kuang ts`ai
kuang tsai
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