Artwork Panel: 32.3cm x 32.3cm ≈ 12¾" x 12¾"
Silk/Brocade: 41.4cm x 87.9cm ≈ 16¼" x 34½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.4cm ≈ 19¾"
Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll
This character can also be translated as propriety, good manners, politeness, rite, worship or an expression of gratitude.
See our Respect web page for more respect-related terms in Chinese and Japanese that you can custom order.
This respect character is one of the tenets or core values of Confucius.
This is also one of the tenets of the Samurai. You may want to have a look at our Bushido - Code of the Samurai - Way of the Warrior web page.
Both modern Japanese and modern mainland Chinese use the same simplified version of this respect character. The older traditional version looks like this:
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".
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 silk brocade wall scroll. Except for the use of a lathe to turn the wooden knobs, this wall scroll is virutally 100% handmade from start to finish (even the paper is made by hand).