Kami in Chinese / Japanese...

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kemi
Kami Scroll

ケミ is the name Kami in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

kǎ mǐ
Kami Scroll

卡米 is the name Kami transliterated into Mandarin Chinese.

Kawa no Kami / River God

kawa no kami
Kawa no Kami / River God Scroll

川の神 is the title Kawa no Kami - River deity of Japanese folklore.

Spirit / Spiritual Essence

shén
shin / kami
Spirit / Spiritual Essence Scroll

神 is the simplest way to write spirit in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean.

This single character alone will conjure up ideas of the spiritual world. 神 can also be translated as "vital awareness" as in the fact that one must know they exist to exist (I think, therefore, I am).

Other translations include:
God, deity, mysterious, divine essence, lively, spiritual being, divinity, supernatural, soul, mind, nerves, and energy. In some extended context it can mean genius or unusual.

Japanese romanizations vary a lot when this character is combined into other words. However, shin is the original pronunciation taken from Chinese into Japanese. You'll also see it romanized as kami, gami, jin, and a few others, depending on context.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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shén
    shen2
shen
 shin; jin
    しん; じん
Spirit / Spiritual Essence Scroll
deity; soul; spirit; unusual; mysterious; lively; expressive; expression; look; CL:個|个[ge4]; (slang) awesome; amazing
(1) spirit; psyche; (2) (See 神・かみ・1) god; deity; divinity; kami; (female given name) Miwa
Inscrutable spiritual powers, or power; a spirit; a deva, god, or divinity; the human spirit; divine, spiritual, supernatural; psychic power

菩薩


菩萨

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pú sà
    pu2 sa4
p`u sa
    pu sa
 bosatsu(p); bosachi(ok)
    ぼさつ(P); ぼさち(ok)
Spirit / Spiritual Essence Scroll
Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
(n,n-suf) (1) {Buddh} bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (n,n-suf) (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (n,n-suf) (3) (See 本地垂迹説) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.

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shǒu
    shou3
shou
 kami
    かみ
to guard; to defend; to keep watch; to abide by the law; to observe (rules or ritual); nearby; adjoining
(hist) (See 国司,長官・かみ) director (of the provincial governors under the ritsuryō system); (personal name) Morinori
Keep, guard, observe; to keep


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    fa4
fa
 kami
    かみ
hair; Taiwan pr. [fa3]
(out-dated kanji) hair (on the head)
Hair (of the head), locks; hair (of the head)

ネ申

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 kami
    かみ
(n-pref,adj-na) (net-sl) (written with characters resembling 神) (See 神・かみ・2) incredible; fantastic; amazing

上ミ

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 kami
    かみ
(place-name) Kami

上猪

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 kamii / kami
    かみい
(place-name) Kamii

何美

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 kami
    かみ
(surname) Kami

佳味

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 kami
    かみ
delicious taste; (female given name) Yoshimi

依代

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 iyo
    いよ
object representative of a divine spirit; object to which a spirit is drawn or summoned; object or animal occupied by a kami; (female given name) Iyo

内神

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 uchigami; uggan
    うちがみ; うっがん
(kyu:) {Shinto} patron god; ancestor deified as a kami; (place-name) Uchigami

加三

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 kami
    かみ
(surname) Kami

加味

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 kami
    かみ
(noun, transitive verb) (1) seasoning; flavoring; flavouring; (noun, transitive verb) (2) addition; inclusion; taking into account; (surname, female given name) Kami

加未

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 kami
    かみ
(female given name) Kami

加見

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 kami
    かみ
(surname) Kami

可見


可见

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kě jiàn
    ke3 jian4
k`o chien
    ko chien
 kami
    かみ
it can clearly be seen (that this is the case); it is (thus) clear; clear; visible
(personal name) Kami
visible

哉実

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 kami
    かみ
(female given name) Kami

哉美

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 kami
    かみ
(female given name) Kami

嘉見

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 kami
    かみ
(surname) Kami

姫神

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 himekami
    ひめかみ
goddess; (person) Hime Kami (1946-)

年神

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 toshigami
    としがみ
(1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) goddess of (lucky) directions; (surname) Toshigami

憑代

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 yorishiro
    よりしろ
object representative of a divine spirit; object to which a spirit is drawn or summoned; object or animal occupied by a kami

権現

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 gongen
    ごんげん
temporary manifestation of a Buddha (or bodhisattva, etc.) in the form of a Shinto kami; (place-name, surname) Gongen

歳神

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 toshigami
    としがみ
(1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) goddess of (lucky) directions

献物

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 kenmotsu
    けんもつ
offering (to a shogun, emperor, daimyo, kami or Buddha)

祖霊

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 sorei / sore
    それい
(1) ancestral spirit; collective of ancestral spirits which have lost their individualities; (2) ancestor deified as a kami; spirit of a kami

神井

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 kamii / kami
    かみい
(surname) Kamii

紙井

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 kamii / kami
    かみい
(surname) Kamii

紙居

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 kamii / kami
    かみい
(surname) Kamii

訶味


诃味

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hē wèi
    he1 wei4
ho wei
 kami
rejection of flavor

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kamiケミkemi
Kami卡米kǎ mǐ / ka3 mi3 / ka mi / kamik`a mi / kami / ka mi
Kawa no Kami
River God
川の神kawa no kami
kawanokami
Spirit
Spiritual Essence
shin / kamishén / shen2 / shen
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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