Leaf in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Leaf

  2. Tea

  3. Yeh

  4. Determination to Achieve

  5. Self-Discipline / Will-Power

  6. Camellia


yè zi
kyouko
Leaf Scroll

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

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

chá
cha
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.

you
Yeh Scroll

葉 is the surname Yeh which is common in Taiwan.

The meaning of this character is harmony, leaf, page, lobe, or (historical) period. The context in which this character is used determines the meaning.

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
jiritsu
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

kameria
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.


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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
Leaf葉子
叶子
kyouko / kyokoyè zi / ye4 zi / ye zi / yeziyeh tzu / yehtzu
Teachachá / cha2 / chach`a / cha
Yeh
you / yoyè / ye4 / yeyeh
Determination to Achieve一念発起ichi nen ho kki
ichinenhokki
ichi nen ho ki
Self-Discipline
Will-Power
自律jiritsuzì lǜ / zi4 lv4 / zi lv / zilvtzu lü / tzulü
Camelliaカメリアkameria
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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Camellia Scroll
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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single-character 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.

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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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