Artwork Panel: 31.4cm x 31.5cm ≈ 12¼" x 12½"
Silk/Brocade Border: 40.8cm x 40.8cm ≈ 16" x 16"
Japanese Kanji and Chinese Calligraphy Painting
This single character is often part of other words with similar meanings. Alone, this character can mean to believe, truth, faith, fidelity, sincerity, trust and confidence in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.
It is one of the five basic tenets of Confucius.
In Chinese, it sometimes has the secondary meaning of a letter (as in the mail) depending on context, but it will not be read that way when seen on a wall scroll.
If you want to find a different faith word or want to customize a special faith-related painting, check out our Chinese and Japanese Faith, Belief and Trust Calligraphy page.
The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful portrait with silk brocade border.
This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".