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Madder

China qiàn
Japan akane / sen / sei
Madder Vertical Wall Scroll

茜 is the name for Rubia cordifolia, Indian madder, munjeet, Japanese madder, Rubia argyi, rose madder or red madder.

茜 is a flowering plant that since ancient times, the root has been used to create red, pink, and other red-hued dyes.

In Japan, this can be the surname or given names Sen, Sei, or Akane.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Madderakane / sen / seiqiàn / qian4  / qian  /