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光 is the simplest way to express "light" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It can also mean ray or bright. Chinese tend to use a two-character word for light/bright, so this character is probably best if your audience is Japanese. Also, when pronounced Rei, this can be a Japanese female given name.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
hikariguāng / guang1 / guangkuang

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Light / Bright / Shine Scroll
light; ray; CL:道[dao4]; bright; only; merely; to use up
(1) light; (2) illumination; ray; beam; gleam; glow; (3) happiness; hope; (4) influence; power; (5) vision; eyesight; (female given name) Rei
光明 prabha, light, brightness, splendour, to illuminate.

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variant of 照[zhao4]; to shine; to illuminate

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according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; to look at (one's reflection); to take (a photo); photo; as requested; as before
(given name) Hikaru
To shine, illumine; to superintend; a dispatch, pass; as, according to; to illumine

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candle; (literary) to illuminate
(1) light; lamp; (n,n-suf) (2) obsolete unit of luminous intensity (approx. 1.0067 candela); (personal name) Shiki
a candle


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èr guāng
    er4 guang1
erh kuang
The dual lights, i.e. 色光 the halo from a Buddha's body and 心光 the light from his mind. Also 常光 the constant halo from the bodies of Buddhas and 神通光 the supernatural light sent out by a Buddha (e.g. from between his eyebrows) to illuminate a distant world; two lights


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liù huì
    liu4 hui4
liu hui
The six kinds of wisdom. Each is allotted seriatim to one of the six positions 六位 q. v. (1) 聞慧 the wisdom of hearing and apprehending the truth of the middle way is associated with the 十住; (2) 思慧 of thought with the 十行; (3) 修慧 of observance with the 十廻向; (4) 無相慧 of either extreme, or the mean, with the 十地; (5) 照寂慧 of understanding of nirvana with 等覺慧; (6) 寂照慧 of making nirvana illuminate all beings associated with 佛果 Buddha-fruition. They are a 別教 Differentiated School series and all are associated with 中道 the school of the 中 or middle way.



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yuán zhào
    yuan2 zhao4
yüan chao
to completely illuminate; to completely illuminate


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tiǎo míng
    tiao3 ming2
t`iao ming
    tiao ming
to illuminate; to open up (a topic)


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míng bai
    ming2 bai5
ming pai
 meihaku / mehaku
clear; obvious; unequivocal; to understand; to realize
(adjectival noun) obvious; clear; plain; evident; apparent; explicit; overt
to illuminate; to illuminate



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jiàn míng
    jian4 ming2
chien ming
to illuminate gradually; to illuminate gradually


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zhào liàng
    zhao4 liang4
chao liang
to illuminate; to light up; lighting
(personal name) Teruaki


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zhào xīn
    zhao4 xin1
chao hsin
to illuminate the mind; to illuminate the mind


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zhào míng
    zhao4 ming2
chao ming
 shoumei / shome
lighting; illumination; to light up; to illuminate
(n,vs,adj-no) illumination; lighting; (given name) Teruaki


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zhào yìng
    zhao4 ying4
chao ying
 shouei / shoe
to shine; to illuminate
(noun/participle) portrait; (personal name) Terue


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zhào lǐ
    zhao4 li3
chao li
according to reason; usually; in the normal course of events; to attend to
(personal name) Teri
to illuminate the principle; to illuminate the principle


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zhào yào
    zhao4 yao4
chao yao
to shine; to illuminate
to shine



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zhào lín
    zhao4 lin2
chao lin
 shourin / shorin
(noun/participle) looking down (from the heavens); visit of a high-ranking person
illuminate the surrounding area from a high place; illuminate the surrounding area from a high place



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zhào jiàn
    zhao4 jian4
chao chien
(female given name) Terumi
to illuminate; to illuminate


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zhē zhào
    zhe1 zhao4
che chao
To suppress or to reveal (or illuminate); destructive or constructive; to negate or to affirm; refuting and establishing



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diǎn liàng
    dian3 liang4
tien liang
to illuminate; to turn on the lights; to light (a blaze)


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wěi nǐ yě
    wei3 ni3 ye3
wei ni yeh
vibhā, to shine, illuminate, tr, by 明, a name for the Shingon sect 眞言 because of its power to dispel the darkness of delusion; (Skt. vibhā)


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(transitive verb) (1) to shine on; to illuminate; (transitive verb) (2) to compare (with); to refer to



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zhào fǎ lún
    zhao4 fa3 lun2
chao fa lun
 shō hōrin
illuminate the wheel of the dharma; illuminate the wheel of the dharma


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gǔ jiào zhào xīn
    gu3 jiao4 zhao4 xin1
ku chiao chao hsin
 kokyō shōshin
the ancient teachings illuminate the mind; the ancient teachings illuminate the mind


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zhōu zā biàn zhào
    zhou1 za1 bian4 zhao4
chou tsa pien chao
 shūsō henshō
to illuminate everywhere; to illuminate everywhere


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(v5m,vi) (See 差し込む・さしこむ・3) to shine in (light); to illuminate


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 hanaakari / hanakari
the brilliance of cherry blossoms which illuminate the evening


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(transitive verb) to illuminate; to shine a light on; to light up



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xuān shuō kāi shì xiǎn fā
    xuan1 shuo1 kai1 shi4 xian3 fa1
hsüan shuo k`ai shih hsien fa
    hsüan shuo kai shih hsien fa
 sensetsu kaiji kenhotsu
explain, reveal, and illuminate; explain, reveal, and illuminate

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When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

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When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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.

Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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