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

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bō luó
hara
Polo Scroll

This is a common way to write Polo in Chinese.

This would also be the way to write Polo for the surname or the car made by Volkswagen (the Polo model is sold worldwide with the exception of the USA). It can also refer to Marco Polo in Chinese.

In Japanese, this is a name that romanizes as Hara.

mǎ qiú
Polo Scroll

馬球 is the Chinese title for the ancient game of polo.

During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), the elite and rich would mount their horses and engage in this rigorous sport. It was the only sport of that period that women were also known to play.

The original polo came from Persia and may have been played in China hundreds of years before the Tang popularized it.

The characters “馬球” literally mean “horse ball.”

poro
Polo Scroll

ポロ is the name Polo or Pollo in Japanese Katakana.


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

mǎ kě bō luó
Marco Polo Scroll

馬可波羅 is the Chinese title for Marco Polo, the Venetian explorer who traveled the Silk Road to China in the late 1200s AD.

shuǐ qiú
sui kyuu
Water Polo Scroll

水球 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for water polo.

The literal meaning of the characters is “water ball.”


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Polo波羅
波罗
harabō luó / bo1 luo2 / bo luo / boluopo lo / polo
Polo馬球
马球
mǎ qiú / ma3 qiu2 / ma qiu / maqiuma ch`iu / machiu / ma chiu
Poloポロporo
Marco Polo馬可波羅
马可波罗
mǎ kě bō luó
ma3 ke3 bo1 luo2
ma ke bo luo
makeboluo
ma k`o po lo
makopolo
ma ko po lo
Water Polo水球sui kyuu / suikyuu / sui kyushuǐ qiú / shui3 qiu2 / shui qiu / shuiqiushui ch`iu / shuichiu / shui chiu
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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