The name Music in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Music

  2. Music is Life

  3. Musician

  4. The Beatles

  5. Echo

  6. Life is Fun

  7. Benzaiten

 yīn yuè
Music Scroll

音樂 is how to write music in most Asian languages.

It can also express the idea of a musical movement, depending on context.

楽The second character has morphed a bit in Japanese Kanji. If you want the specifically modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right, instead of the button above. The version shown to the left was used in ancient Japan, prior to the Japanese language reformations after WWII (so technically, it’s still Japanese).

Music is Life

 ongaku wa jinseidesu
Music is Life Scroll

This means “music is life” in Japanese.

Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Music is Life

 yīn yuè jiù shì shēng mìng
Music is Life Scroll

音樂就是生命 means “Music is Life,” in Chinese.

This is a title that we composed after so many people searched for it on our website.

 yīn yuè jiā
Musician Scroll

音樂家 is how to write “musician” in most Asian languages.

There is more than one way to express “musician” in China, but this is the traditional and most respectful title.

楽The second character has morphed a bit in Japanese Kanji. If you want the specifically modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right, instead of the button above. The version shown to the left was used in ancient Japan, prior to the Japanese language reformations after WWII (so technically, it’s still Japanese).

See Also:  Harmony | Sing

 pī tóu shì
The Beatles Scroll

披頭士 is the most common Chinese title for the Beatles.

Of course, this refers to the famous fab-four music band of the 1960s.

Other less-common titles for the Beatles include 披頭四樂隊 and 披頭四樂團.

 huí yīn
Echo Scroll

回音 is the word echo in Chinese.

It can also mean reply or turn (ornament in music).

In Japanese, this just has the meaning of turn (melodic ornament) or gruppetto. Only select this if your audience is Chinese.

 lè zài shēng huó
Life is Fun Scroll

This means “life is fun” in Chinese.

樂 means fun, happy, or in some contexts, joyful music.

在 means at/is.

生活 means life or living.

 biàn cái tiān
 ben zai ten
Benzaiten Scroll

弁財天 is a Buddhist term that can be translated or transliterated as Benzaiten or Saraswati.

弁財天 is the Buddhist goddess of music, eloquence, wealth, and water.

This goddess of eloquence came into Buddhism from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Benzaiten and Saraswati are considered by most to be one and the same. However, in Japanese culture, Benzaiten has been conflated with several other dieties.

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Beautiful Life / Life in Perfect Harmony

Harmony / Balance

Life in Harmony / Balanced Life


Melody / Song

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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
音乐 / 音楽
ongakuyīn yuè / yin1 yue4 / yin yue / yinyueyin yüeh / yinyüeh
Music is Life音楽は人生ですongaku wa jinseidesu
Music is Life音樂就是生命
yīn yuè jiù shì shēng mìng
yin1 yue4 jiu4 shi4 sheng1 ming4
yin yue jiu shi sheng ming
yin yüeh chiu shih sheng ming
音乐家 / 音楽家
ongakukayīn yuè jiā
yin1 yue4 jia1
yin yue jia
yin yüeh chia
The Beatles披頭士
pī tóu shì
pi1 tou2 shi4
pi tou shi
p`i t`ou shih
pi tou shih
Echo回音kaionhuí yīn / hui2 yin1 / hui yin / huiyin
Life is Fun樂在生活
lè zài shēng huó
le4 zai4 sheng1 huo2
le zai sheng huo
le tsai sheng huo
ben zai ten
biàn cái tiān
bian4 cai2 tian1
bian cai tian
pien ts`ai t`ien
pien tsai tien
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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Benzaiten Scroll
Benzaiten Scroll
Benzaiten Scroll
Benzaiten Scroll

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Benzaiten Vertical Portrait

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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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