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  1. Forest

  2. Forest Bathing

  3. Furinkazan

  4. Green

  5. Kobayashi / Shobayashi

  6. Lam

  7. Lim

  8. Pine Forest / Matsubayashi

  9. Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do

10. Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu

11. Resilience / Restoration / Recovery

12. Sen

13. Shaolin

14. Shaolin Chang Chuan

15. Shaolin Chan

16. Shaolin Disciple

17. Shorin-Ryu

18. Shorin-Ryu Shobukan

19. Small Forest


Forest

Given Name

fó léi sī tè
Forest Scroll

佛雷斯特 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Forest.

However, if your name is Forest, I suggest using the Chinese/Japanese/Korean word for forest (wooded area).

sēn
mori
Forest Scroll

森 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for forest.

This can also refer to a dense forest-like place or thing. It can also refer to a shrine grove or sacred grove (a forest of religious significance).

Forest

Wooded Area

sēn lín
shinrin
Forest Scroll

森林 is how to generically write “forest” or “woods” in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

If you look at the first character, you will see that it is made up of three trees. The second is actually two trees. 森林 is one of those words that really visually expresses the meaning.

If your name is Forest, I suggest this title to represent your name.

Forest Bathing

sēn lín yù
shin rin yoku
Forest Bathing Scroll

森林浴 is the title for forest bathing or Shinrinyoku in Japanese and Senlinyu in Chinese.

This is simply the practice of spending time in a forest, often including walking or deep breathing as a form of therapy.

Also defined as forest therapy or a peaceful walk through the woods for health benefits.

Furinkazan

military strategy

fēng lín huǒ shān
fuu rin ka zan
Furinkazan Scroll

風林火山 is the battle strategy and proverb of Japanese feudal lord Takeda Shingen (1521-1573 AD).

This came from the Art of War by Chinese strategist and tactician Sun Tzu (Sunzi).

You can think of this as an abbreviation to remind officers and troops how to conduct battle.

風林火山 is a word list: Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain.

The more expanded meaning is supposed to be...

“Swift as the wind, quiet as the forest, fierce as fire, and immovable as a mountain”

“As fast as the wind, as quiet as the forest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain”

“Move as swift as the wind, stay as silent as a forest, attack as fierce as fire, undefeatable defense like a mountain”

“Move swiftly like the wind, stay silent like the forest, attack fiercely like fire, take a tactical position on the mountain”


See Also:  Art of War

Green

The fresh green of nature

qīng
ao
Green Scroll

青 is nature's color and can refer to forest green, greenish-blue, or the darkest of greens.

青 and color represent nature, youth, and young people.

In the same way, we refer to green bananas and the rookie being green, the same is true in Chinese and Japanese, where, in a certain context, this can mean immature, unripe, or young.

In Japan, this can also be a female given name “Haru.” It can also be used as a given name (for either sex) in China.

Kobayashi / Shobayashi

xiǎo lín
shou bayashi / ko bayashi
Kobayashi / Shobayashi Scroll

小林 means little forest in Japanese and Chinese.

This can also be the Japanese surname or martial arts style called Kobayashi or Shōbayashi.

In Japanese martial arts, this can also be pronounced as Shorin and is included as such in some MA school names.

lín
Lam Scroll

This is the Vietnamese surname Lam in the original Chinese form.

Before Vietnam romanized, 林 was the way to write Lâm. This is also a surname in Chinese and the meaning is “small forest.”

lín
Lim Scroll

林 is a transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Lim.

The meaning is small forest.

Pine Forest / Matsubayashi

sōng lín
matsubayashi
Pine Forest / Matsubayashi Scroll

松林 is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean word that means pine forest.

Also, a Japanese surname that romanizes as Matsubayashi or Shorin/Shourin.

Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do

matsu bayashi ryuu kara te dou
Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Scroll

鬆林流空手道 is the Japanese title for the Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do school of martial arts.

If directly translated, it means “Pine Forest Style Empty Hand Way.”

Notes:
1. 松林流 can be pronounced Matsubayashi-Ryū or Shōrin-Ryū. This can be confusing as Shōrin can also represent 少林 which refers to the Shaolin (little forest) style.
2. 松 can also be written in the traditional form of 鬆.

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.

Resilience / Restoration / Recovery

huī fù lì
Resilience / Restoration / Recovery Scroll

恢復力 suggests having the power to recover, restore, and rehabilitate. This can refer to yourself, someone else, or even to something, like rehabilitating a burned forest. 恢復力 is the essence of resilience in life.

The first two characters are a word that means to reinstate, resume, restore, recover, regain, or rehabilitate, restoration, rehabilitation, recovery, return, improvement, recovery (from an illness), recuperation, or convalescence.

The last character means strength or power.


See Also:  Tenacity | Perseverance

sēn
Sen Scroll

森 is the name Sen in Chinese (Mandarin).

森 means forest in Chinese. It's a little ambiguous as a transliterated name from the Bengali or Indian name Sen, which is derived from Sanskrit and originally means something like “Army.”

Shaolin

Little Forest

shǎo lín
sho rin
Shaolin Scroll

The 少林 or Shaolin monks of China have been practicing the art of Kung Fu for thousands of years. While there are many schools of Kung Fu in China, Shaolin are one of the more religiously devout and disciplined.

The title of Shaolin actually refers to a specific Buddhist monastery. It should be noted that the Shaolin were famous in China long before the Kung Fu TV show. Their fame in China is due to the monks' heroic and swift rescue of an emperor during the Tang Dynasty. Most Chinese people are not keenly aware of the Kung Fu TV show and have no idea who David Carradine is or anything about his character, Kwai Chang Caine.

Note: The literal meaning of 少林 is “little forest.”

The fame of the Shaolin has spread all over Asia, as even though this is a Chinese title, the same characters are used in Japanese with the same meaning.

Shaolin Chang Chuan

shào lín cháng quán
Shaolin Chang Chuan Scroll

少林長拳 is a combination of two titles. The first two characters mean little forest, as in the little forest of the Shaolin monks (shao lin = little forest). The second two characters mean “long fist.”

This title is specific to a particular technique - if you are studying Shaolin Chang Chuan, then you are already aware of all the ramifications.

Shaolin Chan

shǎo lín chán
sho rin zen
Shaolin Chan Scroll

少林禪 translates as “Little Forest Meditation.”

少林禪 is part of a movement to provide spiritual and mental health by integrating the practices of martial arts and meditation.

More information at Shaolin Chan Foundation.

Shaolin Disciple

shǎo lín dì zǐ
Shaolin Disciple Scroll

少林弟子 means Shaolin Disciple in Chinese.

This could also refer to a Shaolin Practitioner or a Shaolin Monk.

Shorin-Ryu

Shaolin Style

shou rin ryuu
Shorin-Ryu Scroll

少林流 is the Japanese martial arts title “Shorin-ryu.”

Though the first part of the title comes from the Shaolin (small forest) monks of China.
In Japan, this refers to the Okinawa School of Karate.

Shorin-Ryu Shobukan

sho rin ryuu sho bu kan
Shorin-Ryu Shobukan Scroll

小林流翔武館 is the title, Shorin-Ryu Shobukan meaning “Little Forest Style - Soaring Warrior House” in Japanese.

There is more than one version of Shorin-Ryu and Shobukan, so make sure the characters here match the ones used at your dojo.

Small Forest

lín
rin
Small Forest Scroll

林 refers to a small forest, a grove, a thicket, or the woods.

In Chinese, this can be the surname Lin. It's also the lin in Shaolin (referring to the monks of the Shaolin temple).

The symbology of this character is two trees side-by-side. Take a look, you can see the tree figures.




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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
Forest佛雷斯特fó léi sī tè
fo2 lei2 si1 te4
fo lei si te
foleisite
fo lei ssu t`e
foleissute
fo lei ssu te
Forestmorisēn / sen1 / sen
Forest森林shinrinsēn lín / sen1 lin2 / sen lin / senlin
Forest Bathing森林浴shin rin yoku
shinrinyoku
sēn lín yù
sen1 lin2 yu4
sen lin yu
senlinyu
sen lin yü
senlinyü
Furinkazan風林火山
风林火山
fuu rin ka zan
fuurinkazan
fu rin ka zan
fēng lín huǒ shān
feng1 lin2 huo3 shan1
feng lin huo shan
fenglinhuoshan
Greenaoqīng / qing1 / qingch`ing / ching
Kobayashi
Shobayashi
小林shou bayashi / ko bayashi
shoubayashi / kobayashi
sho bayashi / ko bayashi
xiǎo lín / xiao3 lin2 / xiao lin / xiaolinhsiao lin / hsiaolin
Lamlín / lin2 / lin
Limlín / lin2 / lin
Pine Forest
Matsubayashi
松林matsubayashisōng lín / song1 lin2 / song lin / songlinsung lin / sunglin
Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do松林流空手道matsu bayashi ryuu kara te dou
matsu bayashi ryu kara te do
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
远上寒山石径斜白云生处有人家停车坐爱枫林晚霜叶红于二月花
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
Resilience
Restoration
Recovery
恢復力
恢复力
huī fù lì
hui1 fu4 li4
hui fu li
huifuli
Sensēn / sen1 / sen
Shaolin少林sho rin / shorinshǎo lín / shao3 lin2 / shao lin / shaolin
Shaolin Chang Chuan少林長拳
少林长拳
shào lín cháng quán
shao4 lin2 chang2 quan2
shao lin chang quan
shaolinchangquan
shao lin ch`ang ch`üan
shaolinchangchüan
shao lin chang chüan
Shaolin Chan少林禪
少林禅
sho rin zen
shorinzen
shǎo lín chán
shao3 lin2 chan2
shao lin chan
shaolinchan
shao lin ch`an
shaolinchan
shao lin chan
Shaolin Disciple少林弟子shǎo lín dì zǐ
shao3 lin2 di4 zi3
shao lin di zi
shaolindizi
shao lin ti tzu
shaolintitzu
Shorin-Ryu少林流shou rin ryuu
shourinryuu
sho rin ryu
Shorin-Ryu Shobukan小林流翔武館sho rin ryuu sho bu kan
shorinryuushobukan
sho rin ryu sho bu kan
Small Forestrinlín / lin2 / lin
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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Small Forest Scroll
Small Forest Scroll
Small Forest Scroll
Small Forest Scroll


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Small Forest Vertical Portrait
Small Forest Horizontal Wall Scroll
Small Forest Vertical Portrait
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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.

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