The Name Heike in Japanese/Chinese on a Custom-Made Wall Scroll.

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hǎi kè
Heike Scroll

海克 is the name Heike in Chinese (Mandarin).

haike
Heike Scroll

ハイケ is the name Heike in Japanese.


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

Heike Star / Betelgeuse

hei ke boshi
Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll

平家星 is the old Japanese title for the Betelgeuse star in the constellation Orion.

While also known as Alpha Orionis or Betelgeuse in the West, this was the “Heike star” in Japan.

The powerful Taira clan, known colloquially as the 平家 (Heike clan), adopted this star's red color as its symbol sometime in the late 800s AD. They called the star 平家星 (Heike-boshi).


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Heike海克hǎi kè / hai3 ke4 / hai ke / haikehai k`o / haiko / hai ko
Heikeハイケhaike
Heike Star
Betelgeuse
平家星hei ke boshi
heikeboshi
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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Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
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Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
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