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This is the Japanese version of an ancient Chinese proverb that means, "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".
Some will also translate this as a 1000 mile road starts with one brick (a small amount).
In this case, the real measurement is an ancient Chinese "li" or 里, which is romanized as "ri" in Japanese. It's about half a kilometer, so three 里 would be a western mile. A journey of 333 miles begins with a single step, just doesn't sound as natural.
Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.
旅行 means journey or travels. It is sometimes used to refer to a vacation.
If you like a good adventure, maybe this is the word for you.
旅 is the single Chinese character, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for trip, travel, or journey.
In older context, this could refer to an army brigade or a 500-man battalion from the Zhou-dynasty Chinese army.
If you believe that life is a journey, this is a nice Japanese title for you wall.
人生行路 means "journey of life" in Japanese Kanji. The actual word order is more like "life (人生) journey (行路)" as Japanese grammar is a bit different than English.
Note: The "journey" part can also be translated as "road", so this is also how to say, "the road of life".
This Japanese proverb states that, "A journey of a thousand miles feels like only one mile". It is understood that in the proverb, this applies when going to see the one you love.
Note that the "mile" or 里 used in this proverb is an old Chinese "li" (pronounced "ri" in Japanese). It's not actually a mile, as the measurement is really closer to 500 meters (it would take 3 of these to get close to a western mile). Still, 1000里 (333 miles) is a long way.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|It is the Journey, Not the Destination||是旅途不是目的||shì lǚ tú bú shì mù dì|
shi4 lu:3 tu2 bu2 shi4 mu4 di4
shi lu: tu bu shi mu di
|shih lü t`u pu shih mu ti
shih lü tu pu shih mu ti
|The Destination is Nothing Without the Journey||不經旅途不成目的|
|bù jīng lǚ tú bù chéng mù dì|
bu4 jing1 lu:3 tu2 bu4 cheng2 mu4 di4
bu jing lu: tu bu cheng mu di
|pu ching lü t`u pu ch`eng mu ti
pu ching lü tu pu cheng mu ti
|A Journey of 1000 Miles Begins with a Single Step||千里之行始於足下|
|qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià|
qian1 li3 zhi1 xing2 shi3 yu2 zu2 xia4
qian li zhi xing shi yu zu xia
|ch`ien li chih hsing shih yü tsu hsia
chien li chih hsing shih yü tsu hsia
|A Journey of 1000 Miles Begins with a Single Step||千里の道も一歩から||sen ri no michi mo i-ppo ka ra|
sen ri no michi mo i-po ka ra
|旅行||ryokou / ryoko||lǚ xíng / lv3 xing2 / lv xing / lvxing||lü hsing / lühsing|
|旅||ryo / tabi||lǚ / lu:3 / lu:||lü|
|Life is a Journey||人生是一段旅程||rén shēng shì yí duàn lǚ chéng|
ren2 sheng1 shi4 yi2 duan4 lv3 cheng2
ren sheng shi yi duan lv cheng
|jen sheng shih i tuan lü ch`eng
jen sheng shih i tuan lü cheng
|Journey of Life||人生行路||jinseikouro|
|yī lù shùn fēng|
yi1 lu4 shun4 feng1
yi lu shun feng
|i lu shun feng
|A Journey of 1000 Miles Feels Like One||千里も一里||sen ri mo ichi ri|
|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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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.
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.
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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