JUSTICE / RECTITUDE Chinese / Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll
87.7cm
34½"
50cm
19¾"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.6cm x 31.8cm  ≈  12½" x 12½"

Silk/Brocade: 41cm x 87.7cm  ≈  16" x 34½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50cm  ≈  19¾"

JUSTICE / RECTITUDE Chinese / Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll close up view

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

義

Justice / Righteousness

Also means: honor loyalty morality righteousness.

This is about doing the right thing or making the right decision, not because it's easy, but because it's ethically and morally correct. No matter the outcome or result, one does not lose face if tempering proper justice.

This character can also be defined as righteousness, justice, morality, honor, or "right conduct". In more a more expanded definition, it can mean loyalty to friends, loyalty to the public good, or patriotism. This idea of loyalty and friendship comes from the fact that you will treat those you are loyal to with morality and justice.

This is also one of the five tenets of Confucius doctrine. From the origin of Confucius, this idea went on to become part of the Bushido (Way of the Warrior, or Samurai Code) in Japan.

Pronounced "yi" in Mandarin Chinese and Korean (sounds like saying the letter "E"), and like "gi" in Japanese (sounds like "gee"). Same meaning in all three languages.

If this is not the color or style you want, please note that we have lots of options for custom Justice calligraphy wall scrolls here!


About the artist:

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".


About the materials and construction of this wall scroll:

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).