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China yè zi
Japan kyouko
Leaf Vertical Wall Scroll

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

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


China chá
Japan cha
Tea Vertical Wall 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

Japan ichi nen ho kki
Determination to Achieve Vertical Wall 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

China zì lǜ
Japan jiritsu
Self-Discipline / Will-Power Vertical Wall 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


Japan kameria
Camellia Vertical Wall Scroll

カメリア is the name Camellia written in Katakana (phonetic 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.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your leaf search...


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Simple Dictionary Definition



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Mandarin yè zi / ye4 zi5
Taiwan yeh tzu
Japanese youko / yoko / ようこ
Camellia Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese foliage; leaf; CL:片[pian4]

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

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

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Mandarin bǐng / bing3
Taiwan ping
Japanese tsuka / つか
Chinese 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
Japanese hilt (of a sword); haft (of a dagger); handle; handgrip
A handle; authority, power.

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

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Mandarin piān / pian1
Taiwan p`ien / pien
Japanese hen / へん
Chinese sheet; piece of writing; bound set of bamboo slips used for record keeping (old); classifier for written items: chapter, article
Japanese (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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Mandarin yīng / ying1
Taiwan ying
Japanese ei / e / えい
Chinese tassel; something shaped like a tassel (e.g. a leaf etc); ribbon
Japanese (1) tail (of a traditional Japanese cap); (2) chinstrap

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Mandarin bāo / bao1
Taiwan pao
Japanese hou / ho / ほう
Chinese bud; flower calyx; luxuriant; profuse
Japanese bract (leaf)
to wrap

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

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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese you / yo / よう
Chinese leaf; page; lobe; (historical) period; classifier for small boats
Japanese (suf,ctr) (1) counter for leaves, pieces of paper, etc.; (2) (archaism) counter for boats
pattra; parṇa; leaf, leaves.

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

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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese peeji / ページ
Chinese page; leaf
Japanese (n,ctr) (kana only) page


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


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Japanese hiba / ヒバ Japanese (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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Japanese icchou / iccho / いっちょう Japanese (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 cho (unit of distance, 109.09 m); (5) one game; one task; (adverbial noun) (6) well then; come then



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Mandarin yī yè / yi1 ye4
Taiwan i yeh
Japanese ichiyou;hitoha / ichiyo;hitoha / いちよう;ひとは
Japanese (1) one leaf; (2) (いちよう only) one page; one sheet; one card; one photo; (3) (archaism) one boat
A leaf; a palm-leaf or page of a sūtra.


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


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


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Mandarin jiǔ pǐn / jiu3 pin3
Taiwan chiu p`in / chiu pin
Japanese kuhon;kokonoshina / くほん;ここのしな
Japanese (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
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.



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Mandarin gān yè / gan1 ye4
Taiwan kan yeh
Japanese hiba / ひば
Chinese dried leaf
Japanese dried leaves; dried daikon leaves


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



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Mandarin jiàn shān / jian4 shan1
Taiwan chien shan
Japanese kensan
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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Japanese houyou / hoyo / ほうよう Japanese bract (leaf)


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Mandarin shí xīn / shi2 xin1
Taiwan shih hsin
Japanese jisshin
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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Japanese senmai;senmai / せんまい;センマイ Japanese (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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Japanese tanyou / tanyo / たんよう Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) simple leaf; monoplane


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


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Mandarin dà rì / da4 ri4
Taiwan ta jih
Japanese dainichi / だいにち
Japanese Mahavairocana (Tathagata); Great Sun; Supreme Buddha of Sino-Japanese esoteric Buddhism
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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Mandarin zǐ yè / zi3 ye4
Taiwan tzu yeh
Japanese shiyou / shiyo / しよう
Chinese cotyledon (first embryonic leaf)
Japanese cotyledon; seed leaf (i.e. the first leaves to emerge when a seed sprouts)


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Japanese kouyou / koyo / こうよう Japanese broad leaf

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Lookup Leaf in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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.

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