Artwork Panel: 31.7cm x 32.1cm ≈ 12½" x 12½"
Silk/Brocade Border: 41.7cm x 42.1cm ≈ 16½" x 16½"
Chinese Calligraphy Painting
This is the simplest way to write wisdom in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Being a single character, the meaning is open to interpretation, and can also mean intellect or reason.
This character is also one of the five tenets of Confucius.
Beyond the title definitions, this also can mean, resourcefulness, or wit.
This character is sometimes included in the Bushido code, but usually not considered part of the seven key concepts of the code.
You may want to have a look at our Bushido - Code of the Samurai - Way of the Warrior web page.
If you want to find a different wisdom word or want to customize a special wisdom painting, check out our Chinese and Japanese Wisdom 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".