Category: Asian Art Bargain Bin
Artwork Panel: 32.8cm x 109.2cm ≈ 13" x 43"
Silk/Brocade: 42.3cm x 169.8cm ≈ 16¾" x 66¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 51.3cm ≈ 20¼"Information about caring for your wall scroll
This wall scroll is discounted because of a "red ghost".
If you are wondering, red ghost refers to a red shadow of the artist's red signature stamp. This is sometimes transfer from a previous painting which happens when the artist signs all of his work at the same time and piles up the paintings before the red ink is dry. It's more common than I would like, and it costs me a lot of money - but I am picky about quality, so my loss is your gain.
This was created by a Japanese master calligrapher and would have been $100+ if not for this minor flaw.
This Japanese proverb relays the vicissitudes of life. Some would more naturally translate it into English as "Always rising after a fall or repeated failures".
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The first Kanji is literally "7". The second means "fall down" (sometimes this Kanji means "turn around", "revolve" or "turn over", but in this case, it's holds the meaning of "fall"). The third is "8". And the last is "get up", "rouse", or "rise".
Basically if you fail 7 times, you should recover from those events and be prepared to rise an 8th time. This is also applies if it is the world or circumstances that knock you down seven times...
...just remember that you have the ability to bounce back from any kind of adversity.
Note: This can be pronounced two ways. One is "shichi ten hakki". The other is "nana korobi ya oki".
If you click on the "Add to Cart" button, you will get the exact wall scroll pictured here, created by calligrapher Li Dan-Qing of Beijing.
All of our Asian calligraphy scrolls are hand painted with special ink on xuan paper and then the wall scroll is built by hand using rice paper, silk, wood etc.
Asian calligraphy is only practiced by those with a keen and agile hand. It is an art that dates back thousands of years, and great artists, writers, and poets are often admired for their calligraphy ability and style.
This hanging scroll is really nice since it doesn't require framing. Just hang it on your wall as Asian people have done for centuries.
Want to customize your wall scroll? Just click on the "Select and Customize" button below and select from options for colors of paper and silk. You can also select a famous master-calligrapher which will allow you to select from several styles of calligraphy, more color choices, and larger sizes.
This item was listed or modified
Jun 15th, 2012
Gary's random little things about China:
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.