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mó shù
ma jutsu
Magic Scroll

This mean magic in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This title can also refer to black magic, black arts, sorcery, magic tricks, and in some contexts, juggling.


This is a strange selection for a wall scroll. Probably only appropriate if you are a magician (or an inspiring magician).

mó fǎ
ma ho
Magic Scroll

魔法 is commonly used in Japanese to mean magic.

Depending on context, in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja, this can also mean enchantment, witchcraft, or sorcery.

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name, Maho.

Journey to the West

xī yóu jì
sei yuu ki
Journey to the West Scroll

西遊記 is the original title of the novel, Journey to the West.

Written during the Ming dynasty, this novel by Wu Cheng'en (吳承恩) is one of the four classic stories of Chinese literature.

Sometimes this book is titled, Pilgrimage to the West, Monkey King, or Magic Monkey.

Many movies and TV series dipict or adapt portions of this story.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Magic魔術
魔术
ma jutsu / majutsumó shù / mo2 shu4 / mo shu / moshu
Magic魔法ma ho / mahomó fǎ / mo2 fa3 / mo fa / mofa
Journey to the West西遊記
西游记
sei yuu ki / seiyuuki / sei yu ki / seiyukixī yóu jì
xi1 you2 ji4
xi you ji
xiyouji
hsi yu chi
hsiyuchi
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

魔法

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mó fǎ
    mo2 fa3
mo fa
 mahou / maho
    まほう
Journey to the West Scroll
enchantment; magic
(noun - becomes adjective with の) magic; witchcraft; sorcery; spell; (female given name) Maho

魔術


魔术

see styles
mó shù
    mo2 shu4
mo shu
 majutsu
    まじゅつ
Journey to the West Scroll
magic
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) black magic; sorcery; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) magic tricks; juggling

西遊記


西游记

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xī yóu jì
    xi1 you2 ji4
hsi yu chi
 seiyuuki / seyuki
    せいゆうき
Journey to the West Scroll
Journey to the West, Ming dynasty novel by Wu Cheng'en 吳承恩|吴承恩, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature; also called Pilgrimage to the West or Monkey
Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey); Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature); (wk) Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature); (wk) Alakazam the Great (1960 animated film); (wk) Monkey (1978-1980 TV series); Monkey Magic; (wk) Saiyūki (2006 TV series)

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huà
    hua4
hua
 ka
    か
to make into; to change into; -ization; to ... -ize; to transform; abbr. for 化學|化学[hua4 xue2]
(suffix) (See 化する) action of making something; -ification; (personal name) Fua
To transform, metamorphose: (1) conversion by instruction, salvation into Buddhism; (2) magic powers 通力 of transformation, of which there are said to be fourteen mental and eight formal kinds. It also has the meaning of immediate appearance out of the void, or creation 無而忽起; and of giving alms, spending, digesting, melting, etc; to teach

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zhòu
    zhou4
chou
 ju
    じゅ
incantation; magic spell; curse; malediction; to revile; to put a curse on sb
(1) spell; curse; (2) (Buddhist term) dharani; mantra
dhāraṇī 陀羅尼; mantra; an incantation, spell, oath, curse; also a vow with penalties for failure. Mystical, or magical, formulae employed in Yoga. In Lamaism they consist of sets of Tibetan words connected with Sanskrit syllables. In a wider sense dhāraṇī is a treatise with mystical meaning, or explaining it; a mystical invocation

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yīn
    yin1
yin
generative forces; magic emanation

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    ji4
chi
 sai
    まつり
to offer a sacrifice to (gods or ancestors); memorial ceremony; (in classical novels) to recite an incantation to activate a magic weapon; (lit. and fig.) to wield
festival; feast; (surname, female given name) Matsuri
Sacrifice, sacrificial; sacrifice or make offerings to one's ancestors


𬘡

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yīn
    yin1
yin
generative force; magic emanation

see styles
mèi
    mei4
mei
 miiru / miru
    みいる
demon; magic; to charm
(female given name) Miiru
An ogre, evil spirit; an ogre

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    mo2
mo
 ma
    ま
devil; magic
(1) demon; devil; evil spirit; evil influence; (suffix noun) (2) (See 覗き魔) -crazed person; -obsessed person; fiend; (surname) Ma
魔羅 Māra, killing, destroying; 'the Destroyer, Evil One, Devil' (M.W.); explained by murderer, hinderer, disturber, destroyer; he is a deva 'often represented with a hundred arms and riding on an elephant'. Eitel. He sends his daughters, or assumes monstrous forms, or inspires wicked men, to seduce or frighten the saints. He 'resides with legions of subordinates in the heaven Paranirmita Vaśavartin situated on the top of the Kāmadhātu'. Eitel. Earlier form 磨; also v. 波 Pāpīyān. He is also called 他化自在天. There are various categories of māras, e.g. the skandha-māra, passion-māra, etc; evil demon

一字

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yī zì
    yi1 zi4
i tzu
 ichiji
    いちじ
in a row; in a line
(one) letter; (one) character
One word; a magic or esoteric word; one word

一遍

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yī biàn
    yi1 bian4
i pien
 ippen
    いっぺん
one time (all the way through); once through
(n,n-adv) (1) (kana only) (See 一遍に・1) once; one time; (suffix noun) (2) (kana only) (after a noun) (See 正直一遍,義理一遍) exclusively; only; alone; (given name) Ippen
Once, one recital of Buddha's name, or of a sūtra, or magic formula; style of 智眞 Zhizhen, founder of the 時宗 Ji-shū (Japan); all thoughts

仙丹

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xiān dān
    xian1 dan1
hsien tan
 sentan
    せんたん
elixir; magic potion
elixir (of life)

仙藥


仙药

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xiān yào
    xian1 yao4
hsien yao
legendary magic potion of immortals; panacea; fig. wonder solution to a problem

化城

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huà chéng
    hua4 cheng2
hua ch`eng
    hua cheng
 gejou / gejo
    げじょう
{Buddh} castle magically created by the Buddha
The magic, or illusion city, in the Lotus Sutra; it typifies temporary or incomplete nirvana, i. e. the imperfect nirvana of Hīnayāna; conjured city

化夢


化梦

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huà mèng
    hua4 meng4
hua meng
 kemu
magic and a dream; magic and a dream

呪文

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 jumon
    じゅもん
spell; charm; incantation; magic word

呪法

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 juhou / juho
    じゅほう
(1) {Buddh} esoteric Buddhist ritual where incantations are chanted; (2) magic

呪術


呪术

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zhòu shù
    zhou4 shu4
chou shu
 jujutsu
    じゅじゅつ
magic; sorcery; incantation
incantation

和妻

see styles
 wazuma
    わづま
branch of ancient Japanese magic tricks inherited mainly from oral tradition

咒文

see styles
zhòu wén
    zhou4 wen2
chou wen
 jumon
incantation; spell; to curse
magic formulae; magic formulae

品玉

see styles
 shinadama
    しなだま
(1) tossing several items into the air and attempting to catch them all (form of street performance); (2) sleight of hand; magic; (surname) Shinadama

奇術

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 kijutsu
    きじゅつ
magic; conjuring; sleight of hand; legerdemain

妖術


妖术

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yāo shù
    yao1 shu4
yao shu
 youjutsu / yojutsu
    ようじゅつ
sorcery
black magic; black art; witchcraft; sorcery

寄場

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 yoriba
    よりば
(1) gathering place; (2) (abbreviation) labour camp for drifters, criminals, etc. (Edo period); (3) entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall; (surname) Yoriba

寄席

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 yoseseki
    よせせき
    yose
    よせ
entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall

席亭

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 sekitei / sekite
    せきてい
(1) (See 寄席) entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall; (2) vaudeville theater manager; music hall proprietor

幻妖

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 genyou / genyo
    げんよう
(noun/participle) (1) confusing people; (noun/participle) (2) magic; (noun/participle) (3) ghost, monster, etc., the true identity of which is unknown

幻灯

see styles
 gentou / gento
    げんとう
slide projector; magic lantern

幻燈


幻灯

see styles
huàn dēng
    huan4 deng1
huan teng
 gentou / gento
    げんとう
lantern slides
(out-dated kanji) slide projector; magic lantern

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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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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

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