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irasshai mase
Welcome Scroll

This is the Japanese greeting that you'll hear just about every time you enter a sushi bar, restaurant, or shop in Japan.

This calligraphy would be appropriate to hang by the entry door of your business or shop.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Hiragana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

A Traditional Warm Welcome

huān yíng guāng lín
A Traditional Warm Welcome Scroll

This would be the ultimate Chinese "welcome mat". Except it will be on your wall, and people will not step on it.

In a somewhat literal translation, you could say it means, "I feel happiness as I welcome you, as you have brought a shining light to this place with your arrival" or in a more simple way, "I am happy you've come as your presents really brightens up the place".

It has become common for this greeting to be announced by the staff upon the arrival of any customer in to a fancy store in China. You will also see these characters on the "welcome mats" in front of 4 and 5 star hotels in China.

Having this on a wall scroll is an extra nice touch. I have seen a few horizontal scrolls with this phrase on the wall behind the reception desk of better hotels, or near the front door of fine shops. At the most fancy department stores and restaurants in China, several greeters (almost always young women) will stand by the front door all wearing sashes with this phrase embroidered on them. As you walk in, they will bow and say "huan ying guang lin" to welcome you to the establishment.

Note: The first two and last two characters do make words in Korean Hanja but seldom used as a sentence like this in Korean.

Welcome Home Scroll

This is a common Japanese way to say, "welcome home".

This is said by a person greeting another as they return home. It's a typical phrase that is almost said by reflex as part of Japanese courtesy or etiquette.

Sometimes written as 御帰りなさい (just first character is Kanji instead of Hiragana).

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

jiē dài
Settai Scroll

接待 is the Japanese surname Settai.

This also is a word that means to receive (a visitor), to admit (allow somebody to enter), reception, welcome, to receive and treat, to entertain, or wait upon.

Make Guests Feel at Home

Home away from home
bīn zhì rú guī
Make Guests Feel at Home Scroll

This Chinese phrase suggests that a good host will make guests feel like they are returning home or are as comfortable as they would be at their own home.

賓至如歸 is also the Chinese equivalent of, "a home away from home", and is used by Chinese hotels, guest houses, and inns to suggest the level of their hospitality will make you feel at home during your stay.

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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
Welcomeいらっしゃいませirasshai mase
irashai mase
A Traditional Warm Welcome歡迎光臨
huān yíng guāng lín
huan1 ying2 guang1 lin2
huan ying guang lin
huan ying kuang lin
Welcome Homeお帰りなさいokaerinasai
Settai接待settaijiē dài / jie1 dai4 / jie dai / jiedaichieh tai / chiehtai
Make Guests Feel at Home賓至如歸
bīn zhì rú guī
bin1 zhi4 ru2 gui1
bin zhi ru gui
pin chih ju kuei
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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jiē dài
    jie1 dai4
chieh tai
Make Guests Feel at Home Scroll
to receive (a visitor); to admit (allow sb to enter)
(noun/participle) (1) reception; welcome; serving (food term); (2) wining and dining; business entertainment; corporate entertainment; entertaining politicians; (surname) Setsutai
To receive and treat, or wait upon.



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huān yíng guāng lín
    huan1 ying2 guang1 lin2
huan ying kuang lin
Make Guests Feel at Home Scroll


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Make Guests Feel at Home Scroll
(interjection) welcome home


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Make Guests Feel at Home Scroll
(expression) welcome (in shops, etc.)

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to receive; to answer (the phone); to meet or welcome sb; to connect; to catch; to join; to extend; to take one's turn on duty; to take over for sb
To receive, take; join on; graft.

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to welcome; to meet; to face; to forge ahead (esp. in the face of difficulties)
(surname) Mukae
Go to meet, receive, welcome; to go to meet


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sān zūn
    san1 zun1
san tsun
 sanzon; sanson
    さんぞん; さんそん
(1) (さんぞん only) {Buddh} Buddha triad; image of a Buddha attended by two Bodhisattvas; (2) (さんぞん only) {Buddh} (See 三宝) The Three Jewels; Buddha, the teachings of Buddha, and the community of monks and nuns; (3) (さんぞん only) (See 三尊天井) head and shoulders (stock price, etc. chart pattern); (4) the three people one must esteem: master, father, teacher
The three honoured ones: Buddha, the Law, the Ecclesia or Order. Others are: Amitābha, Avalokiteśvara, and Mahāsthāmaprāpta, who, according to the Pure-land sect, come to welcome the dying invoker. Another group is Bhaiṣajya, Vairocana, and Candraprabha; and another, Śākyamunī, Mañjuśrī, and Samantabhadra; three honored ones



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lái yíng
    lai2 ying2
lai ying
 rai gō
(surname) Raikou
The coming of Buddhas to meet the dying believer and bid welcome to the Pure Land; the three special welcomers are Amitābha, Avalokiteśvara, and Mahāsthāmaprāpta; welcoming



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yōu dài
    you1 dai4
yu tai
 yuutai / yutai
preferential treatment; to give preferential treatment
(noun/participle) preferential treatment; hospitality; warm reception; cordial welcome


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 yuuguu / yugu
(n,vs,adj-no) favorable treatment; favourable treatment; hospitality; warm reception; good treatment; hearty welcome


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 kouguu / kogu
(noun/participle) cordial welcome; hearty welcome; kind treatment; hospitality



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shàn lái
    shan4 lai2
shan lai
svāgata, susvāgata; 'welcome'; well come, a title of a Buddha; v. 善逝; well-come


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xǐ yǔ
    xi3 yu3
hsi yü
welcome fall of rain; seasonable rain
(See 慈雨) friendly shower; welcome rain; rain that comes after a drought


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fèng yíng
    feng4 ying2
feng ying
 hougei / hoge
(honorific) to greet; to fawn
(noun/participle) welcome


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 kouguu / kogu
(noun/participle) cordial welcome; hearty welcome; kind treatment; hospitality


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(Godan verb with "su" ending) (1) (ksb:) (See 寄せる・11) to include; to welcome (in a group); to let in; (Godan verb with "su" ending) (2) (archaism) to bring near; to put close; to let come near


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yǐn jiē
    yin3 jie1
yin chieh
(noun/participle) interview
引攝 To accept, receive, welcome— as a Buddha does all who call on him, as stated in the nineteenth vow 第十九願 of Amitābha; to accept


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 keiu / keu
welcome rain; (female given name) Keiu


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welcome rain; beneficial rain; blessed rain; rain that comes after a drought; (surname, female given name) Jiu


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shòu shǒu
    shou4 shou3
shou shou
To proffer the hand, to come in person to welcome the dying, as e.g. does Guanyin in certain cases.


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jiē yǐn
    jie1 yin3
chieh yin
to greet and usher in (guests, newcomers etc); (Buddhism) to receive into the Pure Land
To receive and lead, to welcome; to lead


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 setsuguu / setsugu
(noun/participle) reception; welcome


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(noun/participle) (1) reception; welcome; serving (food term); (2) wining and dining; business entertainment; corporate entertainment; entertaining politicians; (place-name, surname) Setsutai


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(prefix noun) (1) new members (e.g. club); new students; freshman; (2) (abbreviation) (See 新歓コンパ) event to welcome new students, club members, etc. (e.g. welcome party)


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 raigou / raigo
the coming of Amida Buddha to welcome the spirits of the dead; (surname) Raikou


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kuǎn dài
    kuan3 dai4
k`uan tai
    kuan tai
to entertain; to be hospitable to
(noun/participle) warm welcome; friendly reception; hospitality; entertainment


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(noun/participle) warm welcome; friendly reception; hospitality; entertainment


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 kangei / kange
(n,vs,adj-no) welcome; reception



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huān yíng
    huan1 ying2
huan ying
to welcome; welcome


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welcome rain; beneficial rain; blessed rain; rain that comes after a drought

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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.

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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