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2. Lucky Star
3. Five Star
6. Star Lotus
7. Star Man
10. Sun Moon Stars
星 is how “star” is written in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean.
Thousands of years ago, when this character was first developed, there was the belief that you could see remnants of stars in everything. In fact, some early Chinese men of science suggested that all living things came from “stardust” or cosmic debris. This could explain why the upper portion of this character means “sun” (a star itself) and the lower portion means “birth” or “life.”
Oddly enough, modern-day scientists suggest that we are all made up of cosmic dust. Seems they were getting it right in China at a time when the western world thought the Earth was flat and the Church was claiming that the sun and all cosmic bodies revolved around the Earth.
平家星 is the old Japanese title for the Betelgeuse star in the constellation Orion.
While also known as Alpha Orionis or Betelgeuse in the West, this was the “Heike star” in Japan.
The powerful Taira clan, known colloquially as the 平家 (Heike clan), adopted this star's red color as its symbol sometime in the late 800s AD. They called the star 平家星 (Heike-boshi).
星蓮花 is the title Star Lotus in Chinese.
For star lotus, some may write 星荷 instead - especially in Taiwan for reasons I am not sure of. 星荷 is sometimes romanized as “sing he” or “sing ho” though it would be “xīng hé” in mainland pinyin romanization. If you need a particular version or more info, please get in touch with me.
金星 literally means gold star. Most of the time, in the context of the sky, this refers to the planet Venus.
Away from the sky, this can refer to a dazzling victory (e.g. win of a rank-and-file wrestler over the grand champion) or be the Japanese surname Kinboshi.
In the Buddhist context, this is Śukra, from Sanskrit for the planet Venus.
日月星辰 is a title that encompasses all of the heavenly bodies or celestial bodies.
Namely, this includes the Sun, Moon, and Stars of our universe.
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Star||星||hoshi||xīng / xing1 / xing||hsing|
|Lucky Star||福星||fukusei||fú xīng / fu2 xing1 / fu xing / fuxing||fu hsing / fuhsing|
|wǔ xīng jí|
wu3 xing1 ji2
wu xing ji
|wu hsing chi
|Throwing Star||手裏剣||shu ri ken / shuriken|
|平家星||hei ke boshi|
|xīng lián huā|
xing1 lian2 hua1
xing lian hua
|hsing lien hua
|Star Man||スターマン||sutaaman / sutaman|
|Star Man||外星人||wài xīng rén|
wai4 xing1 ren2
wai xing ren
|wai hsing jen
|金星||kinboshi / kinsei||jīn xīng / jin1 xing1 / jin xing / jinxing||chin hsing / chinhsing|
|A Vast Sky Full of Stars||繁星||fán xīng / fan2 xing1 / fan xing / fanxing||fan hsing / fanhsing|
|Sun Moon Stars||日月星||nichigetsusei||rì yuè xīng|
ri4 yue4 xing1
ri yue xing
|jih yüeh hsing
|The Sun, Moon, and Stars||日月星辰||nichigetsuseishin||rì yuè xīng chén|
ri4 yue4 xing1 chen2
ri yue xing chen
|jih yüeh hsing ch`en
jih yüeh hsing chen
|A Vast Sky Full of Stars||空一面の星||sora ichimen no hoshi|
|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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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.
When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!
When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
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.
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.
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.
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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