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by Gary
May 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Asian Calligraphy: Other
Topic: need help with Chinese text and seal on silk paintings
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Re: need help with Chinese text and seal on silk paintings

I can often translate and tell you something about your painting. I do this for the token amount of $20. If interested, just add this item to your cart and checkout: m Use the coupon code 5Bucks to get $5 off and make it $15 instead of $20. Hopefully, it really is a "pair" that match up so...
by Gary
Mar 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: What does it mean? Please
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

Re: What does it mean? Please

Sorry for the late reply. I totally missed this post. You have "Chi" or "Qi", which can be defined as energy. Though it's more complicated than just that. Yours is a very stylized variation of the character. Other versions look like this: m I discuss a lot more about this charact...
by Gary
Feb 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: What tattoo should I get?
Replies: 1
Views: 2192

Re: What tattoo should I get?

Take a look at this page: m The first entry is the most common good luck symbol across all of Asia (used in China, Japan, old Korean, old Vietnamese, Singapore, and also seen in Malaysia, and Chinese communities in Thailand around the world. If you need tattoo templates, I offer those starting at ju...
by Gary
Feb 3, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Japanese Translation
Replies: 1
Views: 2274

Re: Japanese Translation

戦 Japanese variant of 戰|战 (suffix) (1) war; battle; (2) match; competition; (1) war; battle; campaign; fight; (2) (archaism) troops; forces; (surname) Sen; (personal name) Isao 抜 is not in my Japanese dictionary, though noted as a Japanese variant of a Chinese character. Japanese variant of 拔[ba2] 拔...
by Gary
Dec 22, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Bamboo Drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 10846

Re: Bamboo Drawing

Yes, I know his son was taking over the family business, but I have lost track of him. Next time I have a chance, I will head to the village where Mr. Wang lived and see if I can track him down.
by Gary
Dec 22, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Scroll Mounting Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

They are on the way, tracking number 9405510200883299063880

Should be delivered tomorrow:
https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmA ... 3299063880
by Gary
Dec 22, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Misc. Questions
Topic: Help identifying, Chinese & Japanese figurines
Replies: 1
Views: 4888

Re: Help identifying, Chinese & Japanese figurines

I don't know the first one, but the second one (with the beard) is the god of prosperity and affluence: m If you need appraisal advice, start with this article that I wrote 9 years ago: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9 I just updated the links in that article, so all should be ...
by Gary
Dec 22, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Misc. Questions
Topic: Help for Identifying Japanese Painting Artist Signature
Replies: 3
Views: 5922

Re: Help for Identifying Japanese Painting Artist Signature

It's signed 雲林 which is the Japanese surname Kumobayashi. The meaning is "cloud forest". This can be easily confused with Yunlin county in Taiwan (Yunlin being how it's romanized from Chinese). This is sometimes a Japanese given name, Unrin (pronunciation borrowed into Japanese from Chines...
by Gary
Dec 22, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Need English translation of Japanese calligraphy on a painting I have
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: Need English translation of Japanese calligraphy on a painting I have

Please see the "Attachments" tab below the text entry area when you post or reply.
by Gary
Nov 13, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Scroll Mounting Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Here you go: m m m I have a batch of artwork I need to send to Beijing this coming week. I forget if you are in the USA, but if so, you can mail it to me, and I will send it by EMS (Express Mail) to Beijing for $5 each piece. Otherwise, EMS costs $60 in postage, but is the safest way. Please do not ...
by Gary
Nov 13, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Appraisal & Artwork Information Inquiries
Topic: Mark on Chinese bronze
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Mark on Chinese bronze

These old "fang zhuanshu" or "square seal script" characters are always tough to decipher. There are over about 30,000 of them. Not all of the descendants of these characters are still in common use today. Also, there are often upwards of 20 variants of each zhuanshu character. I...
by Gary
Oct 18, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Help calligraphy wall scroll Artist Name ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: Help calligraphy wall scroll Artist Name ???

First, this is Chinese, not Japanese. Here's the big caveat regarding artist information: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2407 For telling you more about the value, you need an expert: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9 For $10, I will translate and give you ...
by Gary
Sep 11, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Misc. Questions
Topic: Will I be defacing an antique if I paint this?
Replies: 2
Views: 7385

Re: Will I be defacing an antique if I paint this?

That is a nice guardian lioness - very unique, as I have not seen one in that style/pose before. Too bad you don't have the complete set. If you told me that you bought this 20+ years ago, I would say the likelihood of it being a real antique was higher. Around the year 2000, they kind of started to...
by Gary
Aug 28, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Order Status / Issues
Topic: Order 18843
Replies: 1
Views: 2036

Re: Order 18843

While we are not late yet, we are going to be. This was sent with 30 other customers' orders to my studio in the USA. I'll be shipping it to you via Air Mail to the Netherlands tomorrow. Sorry for the delay. Normally we ship custom artwork direct from Beijing to Europe. This was a bit of a mistake o...
by Gary
Aug 5, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Picture into a scroll?
Replies: 7
Views: 9460

Re: Picture into a scroll?

You can email it to me: gary@orientaloutpost.com

If too big for email, use Dropbox or Google Drive.
by Gary
Aug 3, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: I need my tattoo verified please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3585

Re: I need my tattoo verified please!!

Yours is not the worst. Here is my collection of memorable tattoos that did not mean what these inked folks thought their tattoos represented... "Terrible Mistake" http://www.orientaloutpost.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=438 "Terrible Mistake" (part 2 and 3) http://www.orientaloutpos...
by Gary
Aug 3, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Picture into a scroll?
Replies: 7
Views: 9460

Re: Picture into a scroll?

The total length will be over 5 feet with the top and bottom panels of the scroll. If you provide a longer image, I can make everything longer. I am just limited to about 68cm paper panel width, as the finished wall scroll must fit in a 36" mailing tube if bound for the USA via air mail. The le...
by Gary
Aug 2, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: I need my tattoo verified please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3585

Re: I need my tattoo verified please!!

There are about 30 times more Chinese people than Japanese people in the world. You will encounter far more native Chinese people in the USA (except in Hawaii). You'll need to be ready to explain it to both. This reads very similarly in both languages. The uphill battle is that we have this unusual ...
by Gary
Aug 2, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: I need my tattoo verified please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3585

Re: I need my tattoo verified please!!

I presume what you meant this to say is a suggestion of reverence to God. This was one of the older English definitions of "fear". The problem is, the antiquated definition of fear and the common modern definition are quite different. So, you can say that your tattoo means, "fear god&...
by Gary
Aug 2, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: I need my tattoo verified please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3585

Re: I need my tattoo verified please!!

Here are the dictionary definitions of 恐怖... Chinese: terrible; frightful; frightening; terror; terrorist. Japanese: fear; dread; dismay; terror; horror; scare; panic. This is the suffix of these words... 恐怖症 means phobia in Chinese and Japanese. 恐怖片 means horror movie in Chinese. 恐怖主義 means terrori...
by Gary
Aug 2, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Picture into a scroll?
Replies: 7
Views: 9460

Re: Picture into a scroll?

I set this up with the maximum dimensions that I am sure I can get shipped out of Beijing. I might be able to go a little bigger if we do this soon, and my wife hand carries it back from Beijing on August 21st when she flies to the USA. Check this out:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=canvaslogo&code=x033320pl0vsivcu2301
by Gary
Jul 25, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Misc. Questions
Topic: Japanese headband translation please!
Replies: 1
Views: 6138

Re: Japanese headband translation please!

The original one (not the one you titled "reverse") is the correct orientation. The large characters say 神風 ("kami kaze" or "divine wind"). This is written from right-to-left as ancient Japanese was (modern Japanese is written left-to-right, like English). It would take...
by Gary
Jul 20, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Tattoo
Replies: 5
Views: 3184

Re: Tattoo

Well, if we ignore the normal usage in Christianity, this is how you would say God is my savior... 上帝是我救主 shàng dì shì wǒ jiù zhǔ 上帝 God 是 is 我 my/me 救主 savior When you are ready, you can order your tattoo template here: m I don't count articles, so just count this as 3 words for the purposes of pri...