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

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  1. Hunter

  2. Hunter / Huntsmen

  3. Archer

  4. Orion’s Belt

  5. Sagittarius

liè rén
ryou jin
Hunter Scroll

This is the Chinese title for hunter (as in one who hunts animals).

猟 In Japanese Kanji, a different version of the first character is used. If you want the Japanese version, click on the Kanji to the right, instead of the button above.

hēng tè
Hunter Scroll

亨特 is the name Hunter in Chinese (Mandarin).

This is meant to sound like “Hunter” but it does not mean hunter.

Hunter Scroll

ハンター is the name Hunter in Japanese Katakana.

This sounds like “Hunter” but does not have the meaning of one who hunts.

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

Hunter / Huntsmen

ryou shi
Hunter / Huntsmen Scroll

猟師 is hunter or huntsman in Japanese Kanji.

There are several ways to say “hunter” in Japanese, but this is probably the most common.

The first Kanji means hunting or game.

The second Kanji means master, specialist, or teacher. In this case, it will be read as “master.” So this is also “game master” or “hunt master.”

shè shǒu
i te / sha shu
Archer Scroll

射手 means archer, shooter, or marksman in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Depending on the context, it can also mean “goal-getter” in Chinese. This would also be the word for a bowman.

射手 is modern in Asia, meaning that it's only been in use for a few hundred years. However, the more ancient version of the archer is often not even recognized by the current generation of Chinese and Japanese people.

The first character means “shoot” or “fire” (in the context of a gun or bow). It's also a suffix for radioactive things (in the context of chemistry) - radioactive things “fire off” electrons. In Japanese, the first Kanji is a short name and suffix for archery.

The second character means “hand,” but the hand can also mean a person, in the same way, that a “farmhand” is a person in English.


Ancient title for Archer

yì rén
Archer Scroll

弋人 is the ancient way to write archer in both Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

If you carried a bow into battle in an army of ancient Asia, this would be your title.

Note: 弋人 is an antiquated term that is rarely used in modern Chinese, Korean or Japanese. Beyond archer, this can also mean a ceremonial hunter in Japanese.

Note: This title is so old, that most Asian people will not recognize this as a normal word. It has not been in regular use for many generations.


Modern Chinese Version

gōng jiàn shǒu
Archer Scroll

弓箭手 is how to write “archer” in modern Chinese.

弓箭手 literally means “bow arrow hand.”

There are other ways to write “archer” in Chinese, but this is probably the most common title for modern China. The other, less-common version of “archer” is also more universal because it has the same meaning in Japanese (this one is not used in Japan).

Orion’s Belt

liè hù zuò
Orion’s Belt Scroll

獵戶座 means Orion's Belt, or more literally Orion's Constellation or the “Constellation of the Hunter.”

This title refers not just to the three stars that make up the belt but to the whole constellation known as Orion (or the Hunter).

Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol / Sign

shè shǒu zuò
Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol / Sign Scroll

射手座 is the Chinese and Japanese way to write Sagittarius (archer) of western astrology.

See Also:  Chinese Zodiac

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Hunter獵人 / 猟人
ryou jin / ryoujin / ryo jinliè rén / lie4 ren2 / lie ren / lierenlieh jen / liehjen
Hunter亨特hēng tè / heng1 te4 / heng te / hengteheng t`e / hengte / heng te
Hunterハンターhantaa / hanta
猟師ryou shi / ryoushi / ryo shi
Archer射手i te / sha shu
ite / shashu
shè shǒu / she4 shou3 / she shou / sheshou
Archer弋人yokujinyì rén / yi4 ren2 / yi ren / yireni jen / ijen
Archer弓箭手gōng jiàn shǒu
gong1 jian4 shou3
gong jian shou
kung chien shou
Orion’s Belt獵戶座
liè hù zuò
lie4 hu4 zuo4
lie hu zuo
lieh hu tso
Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol
射手座ite-zashè shǒu zuò
she4 shou3 zuo4
she shou zuo
she shou tso
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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