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  1. Bright and Promising Future

  2. A Bright Future

  3. Light / Bright and Promising Future

  4. Light / Bright / Shine

  5. Light / Bright

  6. Sunny / Clear and Bright

  7. Bright Pearl


Bright and Promising Future

 akarui mirai
Bright and Promising Future Scroll

明るい未来 is a Japanese proverb that means “Bright Future.”

It suggests a lot of possibilities and potential awaits in your future. A great gift for a graduate.

The first part of this proverb literally means bright or light. The second part means the future but can also be translated as “the world to come.”


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

A Bright Future

Incredible 10,000-Mile Flight of the Peng

 péng chéng wàn lǐ
A Bright Future Scroll

鵬程萬里 is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times to wish someone a long and successful career.

It's really about the 10,000 Flight of the Peng (Peng, also known as Roc is a mythical fish that can turn into a bird and take flight).

Zhuangzi

莊子
Zhuangzi or Chuang Tzu

Breaking down each character:
1. Peng or Roc (a kind of bird).
2. Journey (in this case, a flight).
3. 10,000 (Ten Thousand).
4. Li is a unit of distance often referred to as a “Chinese Mile,” though the real distance is about half a kilometer.

Direct Translation: “Peng's Journey [of] 10,000 Li.”
Literal meaning: “The 10,000-Li Flying Range Of The Roc.”
Perceived meaning: “To have a bright future” or “To go far.”

This proverb/idiom comes from the book of Zhuangzi or Chuang Tzu. It tells the tale of a huge fish that could turn into a gigantic bird. This bird was called a “peng” and was many miles long. This legendary size allowed the Peng to fly from the Northern Sea to the Southern Sea in a single bound.

Wishing someone “a Peng's Journey of 10,000 Li” will imply that they can travel far without stopping and will have great success, a long career, and a prosperous future.

Light / Bright and Promising Future

 guāng míng
 kou mei / mitsu haru
Light / Bright and Promising Future Scroll

光明 is a nice way to say “light” in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

This is because the word also suggests a bright future or refers to someone who is very promising (great future potential).

The first character means light or bright.

The second character means bright and clear (in this context).

This word appears in most Japanese dictionaries, but it is not the most common Japanese Kanji word for light (more commonly used for the name Mitsuharu).

In old Korean Hanja, this can also mean brightness or brilliance.

In the context of Buddhism, this means “Light emanating from a Buddha or Bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion.”

Light / Bright / Shine

 guāng
 hikari
 
Light / Bright / Shine Scroll

光 is the simplest way to express “light” in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It can also mean ray or bright. Chinese tend to use a two-character word for light/bright, so this character is probably best if your audience is Japanese. Also, when pronounced Rei, this can be a Japanese female given name.

In the Zen Buddhist context, this is the pure light that everyone possesses at their origin.

Light / Bright

 míng
 mei / myou
 
Light / Bright Scroll

明 means light, bright, clear, clarity, to understand, or wise.

In Chinese, this can refer to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) where it can also be the surname Ming.

In Japanese, this can be romanized many different ways when used as surnames or given names. 明 is a partial list of those names: Meishuu, Mei, Min, Myoujin, Myou, Hinata, Haru, Toshi, Tooru, Sayaka, Saya, Satoshi, Asumi, Akera, Akemine, Akesaki, Ake, Akuru, Akiraka, and Akira.

In the Buddhist context, this represents vidyā (knowledge). To expand that, Buddhists understand this to mean bright, clear, enlightenment, wisdom, or to understand. It represents Buddha-wisdom and its revelation; also the manifestation of a Buddha's light or effulgence.

Sunny / Clear and Bright

 qíng lǎng
 seirou / sero
Sunny / Clear and Bright Scroll

晴朗 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for sunny and cloudless.

This can also mean fair, serene, clear, and bright.

This usually refers to clear weather and sunny skies.

Bright Pearl

 míng zhū
 mei shu
Bright Pearl Scroll

This means bright pearl or jewel of great value.

明珠 is a female given name Mingzhu in Chinese or Meishu in Japanese.




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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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guāng
    guang1
kuang
 hikari
    ひかり

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Light / Bright / Shine
light; ray (CL:道[dao4]); bright; shiny; only; merely; used up; finished; to leave (a part of the body) uncovered
(1) light; (2) illumination; ray; beam; gleam; glow; (3) happiness; hope; (4) influence; power; (5) vision; eyesight; (6) (abbreviation) (See 光回線) optical fiber; optical fibre; (female given name) Rei
光明 prabha, light, brightness, splendour, to illuminate.

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tiān
    tian1
t`ien
    tien
 ten
    てん

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Heaven
day; sky; heaven
(1) sky; (2) {Christn} heaven; (3) God; (4) {Buddh} svarga (heaven-like realm visited as a stage of death and rebirth); (5) {Buddh} deva (divine being of Buddhism); (6) top (of a book); (7) sole (of a Japanese sandal); (8) beginning; start; (9) (abbreviation) (See 天ぷら) tempura; (10) (abbreviation) (obsolete) (See 天竺・1) India; (given name) Hiroshi
Heaven; the sky; a day; cf. dyo, dyaus also as 提婆 a deva, or divine being, deity; and as 素羅 sura, shining, bright.

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míng
    ming2
ming
 mei / me
    めい

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Light / Bright
bright; opposite: dark 暗[an4]; (of meaning) clear; to understand; next; public or open; wise; generic term for a sacrifice to the gods
(1) (ant: 暗) brightness; (2) discernment; insight; an eye (for); (3) (See 明を失う) eyesight; vision; (prefix) (4) (abbreviation) (See 明治) nth year in the Meiji era (1868.9.8-1912.7.30); (surname) Meishuu
vidyā, knowledge. ming means bright, clear, enlightenment, intp. by 智慧 or 聰明 wisdom, wise; to understand. It represents Buddha-wisdom and its revelation; also the manifestation of a Buddha's light or effulgence; it is a term for 眞言 because the 'true word' can destroy the obscurity of illusion; the 'manifestation' of the power of the object of worship; it means also dhāraṇīs or mantras of mystic wisdom. Also, the Ming dynasty A. D. 1368-1644.

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lǎng
    lang3
lang
 rou / ro
    ろう

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Lon
clear; bright
(surname, given name) Rou
bright

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bái
    bai2
pai
 haku
    はく

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White
white; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera
(1) white; (2) (See ボラ・1) striped mullet fry (Mugil cephalus); (3) (See 科白・1) (spoken) line (in a play, film, etc.); one's lines; (4) {mahj} white dragon tile; (5) {mahj} winning hand with a pung (or kong) of white dragon tiles; (6) (abbreviation) (rare) (See 白耳義・ベルギー) Belgium; (7) (abbreviation) (archaism) (See 白人・1) white person; Caucasian; (female given name) Yuki
White, pure, clear; make clear, inform.

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    yi4
i
 yoku
    よく
bright; tomorrow
(prefix) the following; next; (female given name) Asuka

光明

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guāng míng
    guang1 ming2
kuang ming
 koumyou(p); koumei / komyo(p); kome
    こうみょう(P); こうめい

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Light / Bright and Promising Future
light; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
(1) bright light; (2) hope; bright future; (3) {Buddh} light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion; (place-name) Gwangmyeong (South Korea)
v. last entry.

明珠

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míng zhū
    ming2 zhu1
ming chu
 meishu / meshu
    めいしゅ

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Bright Pearl
pearl; jewel (of great value)
(given name) Meishu
bright pearl

明鏡


明镜

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míng jìng
    ming2 jing4
ming ching
 meikyou; myoukyou; meikei / mekyo; myokyo; meke
    めいきょう; みょうきょう; めいけい

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Mirror: Beautiful Clarity
mirror (as a metaphor for something beautiful, bright and flat – such as a lake – or something that provides clarity and insight)
polished mirror; clear mirror; (personal name) Meikyō
a [clear] mirror

碧碧

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 aoao
    あおあお

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Bibi
(out-dated kanji) (adv,adv-to) verdant; fresh and green; bright green; lush

鮮紅


鲜红

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xiān hóng
    xian1 hong2
hsien hung
 senkou / senko
    せんこう

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Scarlet / Bright Red
scarlet; bright red
scarlet; bright red; (given name) Senkou

マンバ

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 manba
    マンバ

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Manba
(1) mamba (snake of the genus Dendroaspis); (2) (abbreviation) (See ヤマンバ) yamanba; manba; girl or young woman adhering to a fashion trend often characterized by extremely gaudy and colourful facial make up, heavily tanned skin and hair dyed in a bright hue; (personal name) Mumba

爐火純青


炉火纯青

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lú huǒ chún qīng
    lu2 huo3 chun2 qing1
lu huo ch`un ch`ing
    lu huo chun ching

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Green Fire
lit. the stove fire has turned bright green (allusion to Daoist alchemy) (idiom); fig. (of an art, a technique etc) brought to the point of perfection

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liàng
    liang4
liang
 riyou / riyo
    りよう
bright; light; to shine; to flash; loud and clear; to show (one's passport etc); to make public (one's views etc)
(personal name) Riyou

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liàng
    liang4
liang
distant; to seek; old variant of 亮[liang4]; bright

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jiǒng
    jiong3
chiung
 hisashi
    ひさし
velvetleaf (Abutilon avicennae), plant of the jute family; bright
(personal name) Hisashi

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    xi1
hsi
bright; splendid; glorious

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jiǒng
    jiong3
chiung
(archaic) light, bright (variant of 冏[jiong3]); (since c. 2005) (slang) emoticon signifying embarrassment, shock, helplessness etc

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cǎi
    cai3
ts`ai
    tsai
 midori
    みどり
(bright) color; variety; applause; applaud; lottery prize
(female given name) Midori
coloring

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jiǎo
    jiao3
chiao
bright; glittery; Taiwan pr. [jiao4]

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qǐn
    qin3
ch`in
    chin
bright

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zhěn
    zhen3
chen
(literary) bright

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biàn
    bian4
pien
(literary) (of sunlight) bright; (literary) happy; delighted (old variant of 忭[bian4])

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zhāo
    zhao1
chao
 shou / sho
    しょう
bright; clear; manifest; to show clearly
(prefix) (abbreviation) (See 昭和・1) nth year in the Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7); (personal name) Masaharu
Bright, illustrious.

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    yu4
bright light

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bǐng
    bing3
ping
bright; glorious

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xiǎng
    xiang3
hsiang
bright; clear

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jun
    jun4
chün
(literary) early morning; (literary) bright; (used in names)

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zhé
    zhe2
che
 setsu
    せつ
bright
(given name) Setsu

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tiǎn
    tian3
t`ien
    tien
(literary) bright

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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
Bright and Promising Future明るい未来akarui mirai
akaruimirai
A Bright Future鵬程萬里
鹏程万里
péng chéng wàn lǐ
peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
peng cheng wan li
pengchengwanli
p`eng ch`eng wan li
pengchengwanli
peng cheng wan li
Light
Bright and Promising Future
光明kou mei / mitsu haru
koumei / mitsuharu
ko mei / mitsu haru
guāng míng
guang1 ming2
guang ming
guangming
kuang ming
kuangming
Light
Bright
Shine
hikariguāng / guang1 / guangkuang
Light
Bright
mei / myou / mei / myomíng / ming2 / ming
Sunny
Clear and Bright
晴朗seirou / sero
seiro / sero
qíng lǎng
qing2 lang3
qing lang
qinglang
ch`ing lang
chinglang
ching lang
Bright Pearl明珠mei shu / meishumíng zhū / ming2 zhu1 / ming zhu / mingzhuming chu / mingchu
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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