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Hikari in Chinese / Japanese...

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


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Japanese hikari / ひかり


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Japanese hikari / ひかり


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Japanese shikou / shiko / しこう Japanese (See 花札) four brights (high-scoring meld in hanafuda); four lights; four hikari


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Japanese hikari / ひかり


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Mandarin shǔ guāng / shu3 guang1
Taiwan shu kuang
Japanese hikari / ひかり
Chinese dawn; fig. the dawn of a new era
Japanese (1) dawn; daybreak; first light of day; (2) (fig. as in 〜の曙光) first indication; glimpse; gleam; flash; prospects



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Mandarin zhāo yáng // cháo yáng / zhao1 yang2 // chao2 yang2
Taiwan chao yang // ch`ao / chao yang // chao
Japanese hikari / ひかり
Chinese the morning sun; to be exposed to the sun; in a position facing the sun; Chaoyang district in east and northeast Beijing, a county level district of Beijing municipality; Chaoyang prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 in northeast China; Chaoyang district of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin; Chaoyang county in Chaoyang 朝陽|朝阳, Liaoning
Japanese morning sun; sunrise


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Japanese hikari / ひかり Japanese (personal name) Hikari


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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 youri / yori / ようり    hiyori / ひより    hisato / ひさと    hikari / ひかり    haruri / はるり    harusato / はるさと    akari / あかり Japanese (given name) Youri; (female given name) Hiyori; (female given name) Hisato; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Haruri; (given name) Harusato; (female given name) Akari


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Japanese hikari / ひかり


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Japanese mizuki / みづき    mitsuki / みつき    hikari / ひかり Japanese (female given name) Midzuki; (female given name) Mitsuki; (female given name) Hikari


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Japanese hikari / ひかり Japanese (See こだま,のぞみ) Hikari; high-speed Tōkaidō and Sanyō-line Shinkansen train service (faster than Kodama; slower than Nozomi)

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Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll
Radiance Vertical Wall Scroll

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Radiance Vertical Portrait

Lookup Hikari in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

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
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

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Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

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

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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