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Japanese Snapping Turtle / Chinese Soft Shell Turtle

China biē
Japan suppon
Japanese Snapping Turtle / Chinese Soft Shell Turtle Vertical Wall Scroll

鼈 refers to a species of turtle.

Sinensis Turtle

鼈 is Trionyx Sinensis.

鼈 refers to different turtles in different languages. See individual language notes below:

Japanese: 鼈 means "snapping turtle" or "mud turtle." But rarely used as a single Kanji like this in Japanese.

Chinese: 鼈 means soft-shelled turtle. A specific species, Trionyx Sinensis which is native to Asia.
In China, this species is related to the "wang ba," a soft-shelled turtle sometimes known in English as a banjo turtle (due to its long neck, and general shape). Unfortunately, there is a word, "wang ba dan" which means the egg of this species of turtle. That term has come to mean "bastard" in Chinese (a turtle hatches from an abandoned egg, and does not know who his mother or father is). 鼈 is not a good selection for a wall scroll if your audience is Chinese.

In Korean, this character can be pronounced (though most Koreans would have to look it up in a dictionary). It has not been in common use in Korea for at least a few hundred years.

General notes: You may notice that the bottom half of this character is the same as some other turtle-related titles. That bottom half is actually an ancient character that means "toad." 黽 Though not see in this way today, most turtle-related characters hold the meaning of "a toad with a shell" in their ancient origin. That toad character is rarely used alone anymore but you can see what it looks like in the image to the right.

Japanese Snapping Turtle

Japan ka mi tsu ki game
Japanese Snapping Turtle Vertical Wall Scroll

噛み付き亀 is the verbose Japanese title for a Japanese snapping turtle.

Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

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Japanese kamitsukigame / かみつきがめ
Japanese Snapping Turtle Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (kana only) snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)


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Japanese wanigame;wanigame / わにがめ;ワニガメ Japanese (kana only) alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)


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Japanese kamitsukigame / かみつきがめ Japanese (kana only) snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)


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Japanese wanigame / ワニガメ Japanese (kana only) alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)


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Japanese kamitsukigame / カミツキガメ Japanese (kana only) snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)


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Japanese kamitsukigame;kamitsukigame / かみつきがめ;カミツキガメ Japanese (kana only) snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Japanese Snapping Turtle
Chinese Soft Shell Turtle
suppon / suponbiē / bie1 / biepieh
Japanese Snapping Turtle噛み付き亀ka mi tsu ki game

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