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Cherry Blossom / Sakura

China yīng
Japan sakura
Cherry Blossom / Sakura Vertical Wall Scroll

櫻 is the single-character (short) way to write "cherry blossom" or "cherry tree" in Chinese and traditional Japanese Kanji.


桜There is an alternate version of this character, which has become the standard for Japanese Kanji. If you want this version, instead of the one shown to the upper left, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Although this is an alternate form in Chinese, most Chinese people will think this is just the Japanese version (Chinese people don't necessarily know the history and all alternate forms of Chinese characters from the past). Therefore, this version shown to the right is best if your audience is Japanese (though most Japanese will recognize the form shown in the upper left).

Cherry Blossom

China yīng huā
Japan ouka
Cherry Blossom Vertical Wall Scroll

櫻花 is how to write "cherry blossom" in Chinese and traditional Japanese Kanji.

The first character means "cherry" or sometimes "cherry tree."
The second character means "flowers" or "blossoms."

Oddly, my Chinese dictionary also defines these two characters as "Japanese oriental cherry tree" or "Oriental cherry blossom." However, the first character is the only one that means "cherry," so it can refer to any cherry blossoms in the whole world (not just those in Asia).


桜There is an alternate version of the first character, which has become the standard for Japanese Kanji. If you want this version, instead of the one shown to the upper left, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Although this is an alternate form in Chinese, most Chinese people will think this is just the Japanese version (Chinese people don't necessarily know the history and all alternate forms of Chinese characters from the past). Therefore, this version shown to the right is best if your audience is Japanese (though most Japanese will recognize the form shown in the upper left).

In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai

Japan hana wa sakuragi hito wa bushi
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb simply reads, "[In] Flowers it's Cherry Blossoms, [In] Men it's Warriors."

This is meant to say that of all the flowers in the world, the cherry blossom is the best. And of all men in the world, the Samurai or Warrior is the best

This proverb has been around for a long time. It's believed to have been composed sometime before the Edo Period in Japan (which started in 1603).

Some will drop one syllable and pronounce this, "hana wa sakura hito wa bushi." That's "sakura" instead of "sakuragi," which is like saying "cherry blossom" instead of "cherry tree."


The third character was traditionally written as 櫻. But in modern Japan, that became 桜. You may still see 櫻 used from time to time on older pieces of calligraphy. We can do either one, so just make a special request if you want 櫻.


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

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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

櫻花


樱花

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Mandarin yīng huā / ying1 hua1
Taiwan ying hua
Japanese sakura / さくら
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese oriental cherry (Prunus serrulata or Prunus yedoensis), prized for its blossom; also known as sakura (Japanese) or Yoshino cherry
Japanese (female given name) Sakura

佐鞍

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (surname) Sakura

作倉

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (surname) Sakura

作楽

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (given name) Sakura

作良

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (surname, female given name) Sakura

作藍

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

作裸

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

叉鞍

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲ら

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲暗

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲杳

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲桜

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲樂

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲空

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲藍

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲頼

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

咲麗

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

嗄杳

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

娑倉

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

娑鞍

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

左倉

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (surname) Sakura

彩椋

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (given name) Sakura

朔来

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

朔楽

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

朔羅

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

朔良

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

朔音

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

桜果

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

桜歌

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Japanese sakura / さくら Japanese (female given name) Sakura

桜蝦

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Japanese sakuraebi / さくらえび Japanese sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens)

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In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Wall Scroll
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Wall Scroll
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Wall Scroll
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Wall Scroll


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In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Portrait
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Horizontal Wall Scroll
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai Vertical Portrait
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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
Cherry Blossom
Sakura

樱 / 桜
sakurayīng / ying1 / ying
Cherry Blossom櫻花
樱花 / 桜花
ouka / okayīng huā / ying1 hua1 / ying hua / yinghua
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai花は櫻木人は武士
花は桜木人は武士
hana wa sakuragi hito wa bushi
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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