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Category: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

Longevity / Long Life Special Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Longevity / Long Life Special Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 49.7cm x 98.3cm  ≈  19½" x 38¾"

Silk Scroll: 59.1cm x 154cm  ≈  23¼" x 60½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 68.1cm  ≈  26¾"

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Longevity / Long Life

Longevity / Long Life Special Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This is a very unique form of calligraphy. It's a Chinese character that is made to look like an actual figure. In this case, an older man with a wispy beard holding a peach. Note that a peach is also a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture.

The large character is also a representation of "shou" which means longevity and long life in Chinese. Written in smaller characters is the title "shou bi nan shan" which basically means "May your life be as tall as South Mountain". In this case, "South Mountain" is a place were all the fairies and gods like in Chinese mythology. The beings of the legendary South Mountain live forever.

Sandy holds Tiger Special Asian Calligraphy

Here's Sandy holding a tiger special Asian calligraphy wall scroll. As you can see, it's a nice large-sized wall scroll that will look great in your home.

About the Artist...

This was painted by a very shy artist named Ye Ying-Xing from near Guilin, China. I asked if I could take his picture, but he politely refused with a gesture of modesty. He does not seek fame, and in another gesture of Chinese modesty, he insulted his own artwork, saying that it was not good enough to make such a fuss over.

I think the artwork is worthy, and offers a unique and different style that most people in the west have never seen before (it's even rare in China).

This item was listed or modified
Oct 5th, 2012

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my soy sauce?

When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.

Typical Gallery Price: $70.00