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China fú ēn
Fern Wall Scroll

弗恩 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Fern.


Japan faan
Fern Wall Scroll

ファーン is the name Fern written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

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

Zenmai / Royal Fern

China wēi
Japan zenmai
Zenmai / Royal Fern Wall Scroll

In Japanese, 薇 is usually romanized as zenmai, and refers to the royal fern (Osmunda Japonica).

In Chinese, this may refer to a different species of fern, Osmunda Regalis.

Other translations include: flowering fern; osmund; fiddlehead fern.

In Japan, this can also be romanized as Uei, and used as a personal name.

Please note that 薇 is not the only character(s) in Japanese that can romanize as zenmai. Be sure you have the right word or name before you order.

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Fern 弗恩fú ēn / fu2 en1 / fu en / fuen
Fern ファーンfaan / fan
Royal Fern
zenmaiwēi / wei1 / wei
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.

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.