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Leaf in Chinese / Japanese...

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yè zi
Leaf Scroll

葉子 is the Chinese word for leaf, leaves, or foliage.

In Japan, this is the female given name, Kyōko.

Tea Scroll

茶 means tea. It can refer to prepared tea (ready-to-drink) or to dry tea leaves.

The origin of tea is China but the same character is used in Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja with the exact same meaning. Japanese and Korean even borrowed the pronunciation from Chinese (pronounced "cha" in all three languages).

It's said that an early doctor (or herbologist) in ancient China kept poisoning himself as he tried different new herb concoctions. He invented tea as a means to detoxify himself as he recovered from 1 of the 76 times he nearly poisoned himself to death. Tea is seen not just as a drink but as a form of medicine used to remove impurities from the body.

The word "chai" (used in many languages to refer to various teas) is derived from this Chinese word.

茶 also means camellia, as Asian teas are often based on the leaves of camellia plant varieties.

Determination to Achieve

ichi nen ho kki
Determination to Achieve Scroll

This Japanese proverb, "Ichinen Hokki", suggests being resolved to do something or having a wholehearted intention to accomplish something.

Some will translate this as, "the determination to accomplish something", "turning over a new leaf and being determined to find success".

Self-Discipline / Will-Power

zì lǜ
Self-Discipline / Will-Power Scroll

自律 means self-discipline and self-control.

It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way. With self-discipline, you take charge of yourself.

Not sure if this one works for a Japanese audience.

See Also:  Discipline | Self-Control


Camellia Scroll

カメリア is the name Camellia in Japanese.

This sounds like Camellia, but does not mean the camellia plant or leaf.

Instead of these characters, you may want to go with the name of the plant. Of course, camellia also means tea, as varieties of camellia plants provide the leaves for many kinds of Chinese and Japanese teas.

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

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
kyouko / kyokoyè zi / ye4 zi / ye zi / yeziyeh tzu / yehtzu
Teachachá / cha2 / chach`a / cha
Determination to Achieve一念発起ichi nen ho kki
ichi nen ho ki
自律jiritsuzì lǜ / zi4 lv4 / zi lv / zilvtzu lü / tzulü
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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yè zi / ye4 zi5
yeh tzu
 youko / yoko / ようこ
Camellia Scroll
foliage; leaf; CL:片[pian4]
(female given name) Youko

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shàn / shan4
 ougi(p);oogi(ik) / ogi(p);oogi(ik) / おうぎ(P);おおぎ(ik)
fan; sliding, hinged or detachable flat part of something; classifier for doors, windows etc
folding fan; (female given name) Sen
Fan; door-leaf; translit. ś, ṣ; fan

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fēi / fei1
 tobira / とびら
door with only one leaf
(1) door; gate; opening; (2) title page

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bǐng / bing3
 tsuka / つか
handle or shaft (of an axe etc); (of a flower, leaf or fruit) stem; something that affords an advantage to an opponent; classifier for knives or blades
hilt (of a sword); haft (of a dagger); handle; handgrip; (personal name) Fukumasu
A handle; authority, power; a handle

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/ bo2
 haku / はく
plaited matting (of rushes, bamboo etc); silkworm basket; metal foil; foil paper
(1) foil; (gold, etc.) leaf; (2) prestige

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piān / pian1
p`ien / pien
 hin / へん
sheet; piece of writing; bound set of bamboo slips used for record keeping (old); classifier for written items: chapter, article
(n,n-suf) (1) compilation (of a text); editing; (n,n-suf,ctr) (2) volume (of a text); (3) completed literary work
A slip of bamboo, a slip, leaf, page, books; an article

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yīng / ying1
 ei / e / えい
tassel; something shaped like a tassel (e.g. a leaf etc); ribbon
(1) tail (of a traditional Japanese cap); (2) chinstrap; (given name) Yon

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bāo / bao1
 hou / ho / ほう
bud; flower calyx; luxuriant; profuse
bract (leaf); (given name) Hou
to wrap

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/ ju1
 kaishiki / かいしき
(hemp); sack cloth
leaf, branch with leaves, or paper placed under a serving dish or offering

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/ ye4
 you / yo / よう
leaf; page; lobe; (historical) period; classifier for small boats
(suf,ctr) (1) counter for leaves, pieces of paper, etc.; (2) (archaism) counter for boats; (surname, female given name) You
pattra; parṇa; leaf, leaves.

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yào / yao4
 yaku / やく
leaf of the iris; variant of 藥|药[yao4]
{bot} anther

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/ ye4
 peeji / ページ
page; leaf
(n,ctr) (kana only) page; (personal name) Fukuma


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 bane / バネ (kana only) spring (e.g. coil, leaf); mainspring; power spring


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 hiba / ヒバ (1) hinoki leaf; (2) (kana only) hiba false arborvitae (species of cypress, Thujopsis dolabrata); (3) (kana only) small ornamental false cypress (i.e. a variety of hinoki or a related species); (place-name) Khiva (Russia)


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 icchou / iccho / いっちょう (1) one sheet; one page; one leaf; (2) one block of tofu; one serving (in a restaurant); (3) (also written as 一挺, 一梃) one long and narrow thing (e.g. guns, scissors, spades, hoes, inksticks, palanquins, candles, jinrikishas, shamisen, oars, etc.); (4) one chō (unit of distance, 109.09 m); (5) one game; one task; (adverbial noun) (6) well then; come then



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yī shě / yi1 she3
i she
 ichiyou;hitoha / ichiyo;hitoha / いちよう;ひとは
(1) one leaf; (2) (いちよう only) one page; one sheet; one card; one photo; (3) (archaism) one boat; (female given name) Hitoha
A leaf; a palm-leaf or page of a sūtra; a leaf


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 nanafushi / ななふし (kana only) walking stick (any insect of order Phasmatodea); walkingstick; stick insect; leaf insect


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 shumyaku / しゅみゃく (1) main mountain range; (2) {med} midrib; costa; (3) {bot} main vein (leaf)


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jiǔ pǐn / jiu3 pin3
chiu p`in / chiu pin
 kuhon;kokonoshina / くほん;ここのしな
(1) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 浄土・1) nine levels of Amitabha's Pure Land; (2) (くほん only) (See 九品浄土) Amitabha's Pure Land; (3) (くほん only) (See 九品蓮台) nine-tiered lotus leaf platform in Amitabha's Pure Land; (given name) Kuhon
Nine classes, or grades, i.e. 上上, 上中, 上下 upper superior, middle superior, lower superior, and so on with 中 and 下. They are applied in many ways, e.g. 上品上生 the highest type of incarnate being, to 下品下生, the lowest, with corresponding karma; see 九品淨土. Each grade may also be subdivided into nine, thus making a list of eighty-one grades, with similar further subdivision ad infinitum; nine levels



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gān yè / gan1 ye4
kan yeh
 hiba / ひば
dried leaf
dried leaves; dried daikon leaves


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hù shēng / hu4 sheng1
hu sheng
 gosei / gose / ごせい
alternate phyllotaxy (leaf pattern)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) {bot} alternate (esp. of leaf arrangement)



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jiàn shān / jian4 shan1
chien shan
劍樹地獄 Asipattra. The hill of swords, or sword-leaf trees hell, one of the sixteen hells; also called 刀刃路.


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 houyou / hoyo / ほうよう bract (leaf)


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shí xīn / shi2 xin1
shih hsin
The ten kinds of heart or mind; there are three groups. One is from the 止觀 4, minds ignorant and dark; affected by evil companions; not following the good; doing evil in thought, word, deed; spreading evil abroad; unceasingly wicked; secret sin; open crime; utterly shameless; denying cause and effect (retribution)―all such must remain in the flow 流 of reincarnation. The second group (from the same book) is the 逆流 the mind striving against the stream of perpetual reincarnation; it shows itself in devout faith, shame (for sin), fear (of wrong-doing), repentance and confession, reform, bodhi (i.e. the bodhisattva mind), doing good, maintaining the right law, thinking on all the Buddhas, meditation on the void (or, the unreality of sin). The third is the 眞言 group from the 大日經疏 3; the "seed" heart (i.e. the original good desire), the sprout (under Buddhist religious influence), the bud, leaf, flower, fruit, its serviceableness; the child-heart, the discriminating heart, the heart of settled judgment (or resolve); ten kinds of mind


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 senmai;senmai / せんまい;センマイ (1) (せんまい only) 1000 sheets (of paper); many pages; (2) (kana only) {food} book tripe; bible tripe; leaf tripe; beef omasum; cow omasum; cow psalterium


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 tanyou / tanyo / たんよう (n,adj-na,adj-no) simple leaf; monoplane


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 furuba / ふるば (obsolete) (archaism) old leaf; old leaves; (surname) Koba


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dà rì / da4 ri4
ta jih
 dainichi / だいにち
Mahavairocana (Tathagata); Great Sun; Supreme Buddha of Sino-Japanese esoteric Buddhism; (place-name, surname) Dainichi
Vairocana, or Mahāvairocana 大日如來; 遍照如來; 摩訶毘盧遮那; 毘盧遮那; 大日覺王 The sun, "shining everywhere" The chief object of worship of the Shingon sect in Japan, "represented by the gigantic image in the temple at Nara." (Eliot.) There he is known as Dai-nichi-nyorai. He is counted as the first, and according to some, the origin of the five celestial Buddhas (dhyāni-buddhas, or jinas). He dwells quiescent in Arūpa-dhātu, the Heaven beyond form, and is the essence of wisdom (bodhi) and of absolute purity. Samantabhadra 普賢 is his dhyāni-bodhisattva. The 大日經 "teaches that Vairocana is the whole world, which is divided into Garbhadhātu (material) and Vajradhātu (indestructible), the two together forming Dharmadhātu. The manifestations of Vairocana's body to himself―that is, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas ―are represented symbolically by diagrams of several circles ". Eliot. In the 金剛界 or vajradhātu maṇḍala he is the center of the five groups. In the 胎藏界 or Garbhadhātu he is the center of the eight-leaf (lotus) court. His appearance, symbols, esoteric word, differ according to the two above distinctions. Generally he is considered as an embodiment of the Truth 法, both in the sense of dharmakāya 法身 and dharmaratna 法寳. Some hold Vairocana to be the dharmakāya of Śākyamuni 大日與釋迦同一佛 but the esoteric school denies this identity. Also known as 最高顯廣眼藏如來, the Tathagata who, in the highest, reveals the far-reaching treasure of his eye, i.e. the sun. 大日大聖不動明王 is described as one of his transformations. Also, a śramaņa of Kashmir (contemporary of Padma-saṃbhava); he is credited with introducing Buddhism into Khotan and being an incarnation of Mañjuśrī; the king Vijaya Saṃbhava built a monastery for him.



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zǐ yè / zi3 ye4
tzu yeh
 shiyou / shiyo / しよう
cotyledon (first embryonic leaf)
{bot} cotyledon; seed leaf; (female given name) Shiyou


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 kouyou / koyo / こうよう broad leaf; (surname, female given name) Hiroha

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