Custom Prosperity Chinese & Japanese Calligraphy Art

We have many options to create artwork with Prosperity characters on a wall scroll or portrait.


  1. Prosperity

  2. Abundance and Prosperity

  3. A Life of Happiness and Prosperity

  4. Live in Prosperity

  5. Prosperity and Happiness

  6. Prosperity

  7. Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity

  8. Abundance / Prosperous

  9. Prosperous Business

10. Year-In Year-Out Have Abundance

11. Wealth / Fortune / Riches / Abundance

12. Fortune favors the brave

13. Good Luck / Good Fortune

14. House of Good Fortune

15. Happiness / Fortune / Lucky

16. Soldier of Fortune

17. Wealth / Riches / Fortune

18. Realize Your Ambitions / Ride on the Crest of Success

19. Success

20. Bright and Promising Future

21. Destiny / Fate

22. Fate / Chance Meeting

23. Destiny / Fate

24. Eat Drink and Be Merry

25. A Bright Future

26. Glory and Honor

27. Safety and Well-Being of the Family

28. Live for What You Love

29. Once in a Lifetime


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Prosperity

fán róng
han ei
Prosperity Scroll

繁榮 means "prosperous", "flourishing", or "thriving" when used in regards to a person.

However, when used in reference to a whole country, it can mean "booming economy".

繁榮 is the traditional Chinese, ancient Japanese Kanji, and ancient Korean Hanja version of prosperity.


栄 Note: If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, the second character may look more like the Kanji shown to the right. If you want a different form, please note that in the special instructions for your order.

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Abundance and Prosperity

fán róng fù yù
hanei yuuhuku
Abundance and Prosperity Scroll

繁榮富裕 is a proverb about "Prosperity and Abundance".

繁榮富裕 present and reinforce the ideas of being prosperous, a booming economy, well-to-do, well-off, wealth, riches, and opulence.

繁榮富裕 is the ancient/traditional Chinese way to write this but most Japanese can fully read and understand it. It's also the correct form of old Korean Hanja (though few Koreans of the current generation will be able to read this).


See Also:  Good Fortune

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A Life of Happiness and Prosperity

xìng fú chéng gōng de yì shēng
A Life of Happiness and Prosperity Scroll

This means, "A life of happiness and prosperity" or "A life of happiness and success".

It's a great and very positive and inspirational wall scroll selection.

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A Life of Happiness and Prosperity

kou fuku to ha nei no jin sei
A Life of Happiness and Prosperity Scroll

This Japanese proverb means, "A life of happiness and prosperity" or "A life of happiness and success".


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

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Live in Prosperity

shēng huó yú fán róng zhōng
Live in Prosperity Scroll

This means, "live in prosperity". It's kind of a suggestion to be prosperity the center of your world.

This is the way some people want to live (and you should always live for what you love). However, this phrase does not suggest a peaceful life - rather one that is always busy. It's not for everyone but it might be for you.

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Prosperity and Happiness

fù lè
furaku
Prosperity and Happiness Scroll

富樂 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for a title meaning prosperity and happiness.

If you have a desire to live in prosperity and happiness, this is for you.

Note: This title is often used in a Buddhist context.

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Prosperity

fán róng
hanei
Prosperity Scroll

繁栄 is the same "prosperity" as the Traditional Chinese version, except for a slight change in the way the second character is written (it's the Japanese Kanji deviation from the original/ancient Chinese form).

Chinese people will still be able to read this, though you should consider this to be the Japanese form (better if your audience is Japanese).

繁
荣

Sometimes the Kanji form shown to the right is used in Japanese. It will depend on the mood of the calligrapher, as to which form you may receive. If you have a preference, please let us know at the time of your order.

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Prosperity

(also means salary)
fuchi
Prosperity Scroll

祿 is occasionally used in China to mean prosperity or good fortune.
祿 once meant the "official's salary" in old feudal China and Korea (obviously, the officials lived well, so you can imagine how this was associated with the idea of being prosperous).

祿 is only used in Korean historical documents for "salary". In old Japanese, this means fief, allowance, stipend, reward, pension, grant and sometimes happiness depending on context. It's very obscure in modern Japanese.

We have other entries that are better-suited for a prosperity wall scroll. This entry just addresses "the coffee cup issue" where this character has been used on coffee cups and tee-shirts. However, without context, the meaning is ambiguous to some.

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Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity

qǐ shèng shì kāi tài píng
Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity Scroll

This means "To bring flourishing peace and security to the world (our current era)".

It's really a wish that a new door leading to peace and prosperity could be opened to mankind.

Character and word breakdown:
啟 to open; to start; to initiate; to enlighten or awaken.
盛世 a flourishing period; period of prosperity; a golden age.
開 to open; to start; to turn on.
太平 peace and security; peace and tranquility; peace; tranquility.
I don't really like to do breakdowns like this, as the words altogether create their own unique meaning (encompassed in the main title above). Please take that into consideration.

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Abundance / Prosperous

fù yù
fu yuu
Abundance / Prosperous Scroll

富裕 means prosperous, having abundance, well-to-do, or well-off.

It's a simple word that suggests that "you have made it" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.


See Also:  Good Fortune

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Prosperous Business

xīng lóng
kou ryuu
Prosperous Business Scroll

This kind of prosperity applies to a business. Something great to hang behind your desk if you are a small or large business owner. Doing so says that you either are a successful business, or you wish success and prosperity for your business.

Can also be translated as thriving, flourishing, brisk business, and other words related to prosperity in business.

A good meaning in China but a little antiquated in Japanese.

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Year-In Year-Out Have Abundance

nián nián yǒu yú
Year-In Year-Out Have Abundance Scroll

年年有餘 is a common proverb or wish of prosperity you'll hear around the time of Chinese New Years.

Directly translated character by character it means, "Year Year Have Surplus". A more natural English translation including the deeper meaning would be "Every Year may you Have Abundance in your life".

On a side note, this phrase often goes with a gift of something related to fish. 年年有餘 is because the last character "yu" which means surplus or abundance has exactly the same pronunciation in Mandarin as the word for "fish".

年年有餘 is also one of the most common titles for traditional paintings that feature koi fish.

In China, this phrase might make an odd wall scroll - a customer asked especially for this common phrase which is why it appears here. See my other abundance-related words if you want a wall scroll that will seem more comfortable in Chinese culture.

Note: This can be pronounced in Korean, but it's not a commonly used term.


See Also:  Good Fortune

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Wealth / Fortune / Riches / Abundance

tomi
Wealth / Fortune / Riches / Abundance Scroll

The title says it all; this word is clearly understood in Chinese and Japanese as well as Korean Hanja.

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Fortune favors the brave

yuusha ha kouun ni megumareru
Fortune favors the brave Scroll

This Japanese proverb suggests that in history, the brave or courageous tend to be the ones who win.


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

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Fortune favors the brave

mìng yùn zhōng qíng yú yǒng shì
Fortune favors the brave Scroll

This means, "fortune favors the brave", in Chinese.

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Good Luck / Good Fortune

fuku
Good Luck / Good Fortune Scroll

福 is pronounced "fu" in Chinese.

The character "fu" is posted by virtually all Chinese people on the doors of their homes during the Spring Festival (closely associated with the Chinese New Years).

One tradition from the Zhou Dynasty (beginning in 256 B.C.) holds that putting a fu symbol on your front door will keep the goddess of poverty away.

福 literally means good fortune, prosperity, blessed, happiness, and fulfillment.


See Also:  Lucky

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House of Good Fortune

fú zhái
House of Good Fortune Scroll

Perhaps the Chinese equivalent of "This blessed house" or perhaps "home sweet home".

This phrase literally means "Good fortune house" or "Good luck household". It makes any Chinese person who sees it feel that good things happen in the home in which this calligraphy is hung.

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Happiness / Fortune / Lucky

xìng
saki / sachi / rei / rē
Happiness / Fortune / Lucky Scroll

幸 can mean happiness, good fortune, good luck, and in the old days, good harvest or bounty.

Note: From Japanese, this character is sometimes romanized as "sachi", and is often pronounced "kou" or sometimes "rei" when used in compound words with other Kanji.

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Soldier of Fortune

gù yōng bīng
Soldier of Fortune Scroll

雇佣兵 is "soldier of fortune" in Chinese.

It can also be read as, "mercenary" or "hired gun".

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Soldier of Fortune

fuu un ji
Soldier of Fortune Scroll

風雲児 is "soldier of fortune" in Japanese.

It can also be read as, "lucky adventurer" or "adventurer who takes advantage of troubled times".

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Wealth / Riches / Fortune

cái fù
Wealth / Riches / Fortune Scroll

財富 means wealth or riches in Chinese.

Hanging this on your wall will label you as a "lover of money" or a "greedy person". Order this, only if you don't mind being seen in this light.

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Realize Your Ambitions / Ride on the Crest of Success

dà jiǎn hóng tú
Realize Your Ambitions / Ride on the Crest of Success Scroll

This four-character proverb is used in Chinese to mean "realize your ambitions" or "exhibit your ambition and success".

It's used to talk about someone with great career ambitions. Almost literally, it expresses the idea of someone unfolding a great career like a map or a set of blueprint plans.

Very literally translated, these four characters mean, "Great unfolding of a huge map" or "Great exhibition of a colossal plan".

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Success

chéng gōng
seikou
Success Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese word for "success" is often used to refer to "career success" but is also used for other successes in life.

It matches the western dictionary definition of "The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted". And it's also used it this old Chinese proverb: Failure is the Mother of Success which means Failure is the Mother of Success.

Sometimes this word is translated as prosperity but success, succeed, or successfully are more correct definitions.

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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 possibility 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.

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Destiny / Fate

mìng
inochi / mei
Destiny / Fate Scroll

命 is often translated as "destiny".

Sometimes this character is simply translated as "life" but more in terms of one's lot in life. In certain context, this can mean command or decree (generally from a king or emperor). Of course, such a decree are part of fate and lead you to fulfill your destiny.

In Chinese, this word leans toward the fate or destiny definition.
In Korean, it is usually read simply as "life".
In Japanese, it can mean all definitions shown above, depending on context.


See Also:  Good Fortune

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Fate / Chance Meeting

yuán fèn
Fate / Chance Meeting Scroll

These two characters specifically represent the fate or destiny that brings two people together.

緣份 is like the chance meeting of two people that leads sometime later to marriage.

This could also be the chance meeting of two business people, who become partners and build a huge and successful company.

Basically, this is an idea often associated with a fateful meeting leading to good fortune.

Some will define this word as, "The destiny brings you two together", or "Meant to be".


分 Note: The second character can also be written without the left radical, as shown to the right. If you have a preference, please let use know in the special instructions for your project. There is no difference in meaning or pronunciation, just two (alternate) ways to write the same character.


See Also:  Soulmates | Good Fortune

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Destiny / Fate

yùn mìng
un mei
Destiny / Fate Scroll

These two characters contain the ideas of "fate", "destiny", "fortune" and "luck" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

運命 is often defined as "a person's fate" or "personal fate" in various dictionaries.

These two characters can be reversed (written in either order) and yield roughly the same meaning.

This particular character order happens to be more common in old Korean and less common in modern Chinese.


See Also:  Good Fortune | Good Luck

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Eat Drink and Be Merry

chī hē wán lè jí shí xíng lè
Eat Drink and Be Merry Scroll

This is just about the closest proverb to match the western idea of "Eat, drink, and be merry".

This Chinese proverb more literally means, "Eat, drink, play, be merry, enjoy everything as long as you can".

It's basically a suggestion that you try to enjoy everything in life, as long as you live, or as long as you are able.

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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

庄子 - Zhuangzi

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. It tells the tale of a huge fish which could turn into a gigantic bird. This bird was called "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 will be able to travel far without stopping, and will have great success, a long career, and a prosperous future.

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Glory and Honor

róng
ei
Glory and Honor Scroll

榮 relates to giving someone a tribute or praise.

It's a little odd as a gift, so this may not be the best selection for a wall scroll.

I've made this entry just because this character is often misused as "honorable" or "keeping your honor". It's not quite the same meaning, as this usually refers to a tribute or giving an honor to someone.

榮 is often found in tattoo books incorrectly listed as the western idea of personal honor or being honorable. Check with us before you get a tattoo that does not match the meaning you are really looking for. As a tattoo, this suggests that you either have a lot of pride in yourself or that you have a wish for prosperity for you and/or your family.

栄In modern Japanese Kanji, glory and honor looks like the image to the right.

There is a lot of confusion about this character, so here are some alternate translations for this character: prosperous, flourishing, blooming (like a flower), glorious beauty, proud, praise, rich, or it can be the family name "Rong". The context in which the character is used can change the meaning between these various ideas.

In the old days, this could be an honor paid to someone by the Emperor (basically a designation by the Emperor that a person has high standing).

To sum it up: 榮 has a positive meaning, however, it's a different flavor than the idea of being honorable and having integrity.

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Safety and Well-Being of the Family

Kanai Anzen
ka nai an zen
Safety and Well-Being of the Family Scroll

家內安全 is kind of the Japanese way of saying, "Family First". It's really a Japanese proverb about the safety and well-being of your family, and/or, peace and prosperity in the household.

Some Japanese will hang an amulet in their home with these Kanji on it. The purpose being to keep your family safe from harm.

According to Shinto followers, hanging this in your home is seen as an invocation to God to always keep members of the family free from harm.

We were actually looking for a way to say "family first" in Japanese when this proverb came up in the conversation and research. While it doesn't literally say "family first", it shows that the safety and well-being of your family is your first or most important priority. So, this proverb is the most natural way to express the idea that you put your family first.


See Also:  Peace and Prosperity

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Live for What You Love

jin sei ou ka
Live for What You Love Scroll

人生謳歌 means, "live for what you love" in Japanese.

The first two characters mean "human life" or simply "living". The last two characters mean, "merit", "prosperity", or "what you enjoy". This phrase can suggest working or staying busy for your own goals (in your career).

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Once in a Lifetime

yī qī yī huì
ichigoichie
Once in a Lifetime Scroll

This Japanese title can be translated as "for this time only", "chance meeting", "one meeting, one opportunity", "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime".

The characters literally mean "one time one meeting" - of course, the Kanji characters have meaning far beyond a direct translation like this.

Some might use this proverb to talk of an opportunity that presents itself just once in your life. It could also be the single chance-meeting with your true soul mate. Basically an expression for any event that might happen once in a lifetime.


This is primarily a Japanese title, however, there is also a Traditional Chinese (and old Korean) version of this proverb. Just the last character is different.
會The traditional form was used in Japan before WWII and in Korea prior to 1900. This title is somewhat known in China.

If you want the older traditional form, just click on the character to the right.




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