The name Maple in Chinese / Japanese...

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 fuu / kaerude
Maple Scroll

楓 is the most simple way to say “maple” as in the tree and syrup.

Some other technical names include Formosan Sweetgum (Liquidambar formosana), or Acer spp.

Red Maple Tree

Red Maple Tree Scroll

花の木 is a Japanese title that means flowering tree.

It usually refers to the Japanese red maple tree (Acer Pycnanthum).

This can also be the Japanese name Hananoki.

Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu

 yuǎn shàng hán shān shí jìng xiá bái yún shēng chù yǒu rén jiā tíng chē zuò ài fēng lín wǎn shuàng yè hóng yú èr yuè huā
Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu Scroll

This poem was written almost 1200 years ago during the Tang dynasty.

It depicts traveling up a place known as Cold Mountain, where some hearty people have built their homes. The traveler is overwhelmed by the beauty of the turning leaves of the maple forest that surrounds him just as night overtakes the day, and darkness prevails. His heart implores him to stop, and take in all of the beauty around him.

First, before you get to the full translation, I must tell you that Chinese poetry is a lot different than what we have in the west. Chinese words simply don't rhyme in the same way that English or other western languages do. Chinese poetry depends on rhythm and a certain beat of repeated numbers of characters.

I have done my best to translate this poem keeping a certain feel of the original poet. But some of the original beauty of the poem in its original Chinese will be lost in translation.

Far away on Cold Mountain, a stone path leads upwards.
Among white clouds, people's homes reside.
Stopping my carriage I must, as to admire the maple forest at nights fall.
In awe of autumn leaves showing more red than even flowers of early spring.

Hopefully, this poem will remind you to stop, and “take it all in” as you travel through life.
The poet's name is “Du Mu” in Chinese that is: 杜牧.
The title of the poem, “Mountain Travels” is: 山行
You can have the title, poet's name, and even “Tang Dynasty” written as an inscription on your custom wall scroll if you like.

More about the poet:

Dumu lived from 803-852 AD and was a leading Chinese poet during the later part of the Tang dynasty.
He was born in Chang'an, a city in central China and the former capital of the ancient Chinese empire in 221-206 BC. In present-day China, his birthplace is currently known as Xi'an, the home of the Terracotta Soldiers.

He was awarded his Jinshi degree (an exam administered by the emperor's court which leads to becoming an official of the court) at the age of 25 and went on to hold many official positions over the years. However, he never achieved a high rank, apparently because of some disputes between various factions, and his family's criticism of the government. His last post in the court was his appointment to the office of Secretariat Drafter.

During his life, he wrote scores of narrative poems, as well as a commentary on the Art of War and many letters of advice to high officials.

His poems were often very realistic and often depicted everyday life. He wrote poems about everything, from drinking beer in a tavern to weepy poems about lost love.

The thing that strikes you most is the fact even after 1200 years, not much has changed about the beauty of nature, toils, and troubles of love and beer drinking.

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


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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More info & calligraphy:

maple (genus Acer)
(kana only) Formosan sweetgum (Liquidambar formosana); (surname, female given name) Momiji


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More info & calligraphy:

Red Maple Tree
(1) flowering tree; (2) Japanese red maple (Acer pycnanthum); (place-name) Hananoki

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maple; also pr. [zu2]; Taiwan pr. [cu4]


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 toukaede; toukaede / tokaede; tokaede
    とうかえで; トウカエデ
trident maple; acer buergerianum


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 shoufuu / shofu


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 kajikaede; kajikaede
    かじかえで; カジカエデ
(kana only) horned maple (Acer diabolicum)



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fēng mù
    feng1 mu4
feng mu


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 fuurin / furin
maple grove



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fēng shù
    feng1 shu4
feng shu
(female given name) Fuki



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fēng táng
    feng1 tang2
feng t`ang
    feng tang
 fuutou; kaedetou / futo; kaedeto
    ふうとう; かえでとう
maple syrup
(See メープルシュガー) maple sugar



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fēng yè
    feng1 ye4
feng yeh
maple leaf
maple leaf; (female given name) Kaede


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qì mù
    qi4 mu4
ch`i mu
    chi mu
maple (timber)



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qì shù
    qi4 shu4
ch`i shu
    chi shu
maple (tree) (Acer spp.)


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 urikaede; urikaede
    うりかえで; ウリカエデ
(kana only) hawthorn-leaf maple (Acer crataegifolium); uri maple


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maple (tree) (Acer spp.)


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 kanpuu / kanpu
maple-leaf viewing


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 tetsukaede; tetsukaede
    てつかえで; テツカエデ
(kana only) Nippon maple (Acer nipponicum)


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 kurokaede; kurokaede
    くろかえで; クロカエデ
(kana only) black maple (Acer nigrum)


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 hitotsubakaede; hitotsubakaede
    ひとつばかえで; ヒトツバカエデ
(kana only) lime-leaved maple (Acer distylum)


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 mitsudekaede; mitsudekaede
    みつでかえで; ミツデカエデ
(kana only) ivy-leaved maple (Acer cissifolium)


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 sankakukaede; sankakukaede
    さんかくかえで; サンカクカエデ
(kana only) trident maple (Acer buergerianum)


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 hatsumomiji; hatsumomijiba(ok); hatsumomichiba(ok)
    はつもみじ; はつもみじば(ok); はつもみちば(ok)
first maple leaves to turn red in the season


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 kominekaede; kominekaede
    こみねかえで; コミネカエデ
garden maple; komine maple; acer micranthum


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 itayakaede; itayakaede
    いたやかえで; イタヤカエデ
(kana only) painted maple (Acer mono)



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qì táng jiāng
    qi4 tang2 jiang1
ch`i t`ang chiang
    chi tang chiang
maple syrup


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(kana only) grey-budded snake-bark maple (Acer rufinerve); redvein maple; Honshu maple


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(kana only) grey-budded snake-bark maple (Acer rufinerve); redvein maple; Honshu maple


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(kana only) Nikko maple (Acer maximowiczianum)


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 satoukaede; satoukaede / satokaede; satokaede
    さとうかえで; サトウカエデ
(kana only) sugar maple (Acer saccharum); rock maple


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 hosoedakaede; hosoekaede
    ほそえだかえで; ホソエカエデ
(kana only) Kyushu maple (Acer capillipes); red snakebark maple

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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
fuu / kaerude
fu / kaerude
fēng / feng1 / feng
Red Maple Tree花の木hananoki
Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu遠上寒山石徑斜白雲生處有人家停車坐愛楓林晚霜葉紅於二月花
yuǎn shàng hán shān shí jìng xiá bái yún shēng chù yǒu rén jiā tíng chē zuò ài fēng lín wǎn shuàng yè hóng yú èr yuè huā
yuan3 shang4 han2 shan1 shi2 jing4 xia2 bai2 yun2 sheng1 chu4 you3 ren2 jia1 ting2 che1 zuo4 ai4 feng1 lin2 wan3 shuang4 ye4 hong2 yu2 er4 yue4 hua1
yuan shang han shan shi jing xia bai yun sheng chu you ren jia ting che zuo ai feng lin wan shuang ye hong yu er yue hua
yüan shang han shan shih ching hsia pai yün sheng ch`u yu jen chia t`ing ch`e tso ai feng lin wan shuang yeh hung yü erh yüeh hua
yüan shang han shan shih ching hsia pai yün sheng chu yu jen chia ting che tso ai feng lin wan shuang yeh hung yü erh yüeh hua
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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