Custom Rooster (Chicken) Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

We have many options to create artwork with the character for Rooster on a wall scroll or portrait.
If you want to create a cool Rooster Asian character tattoo, you can purchase that on our Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Image Service page and we'll help you select from many forms of ancient Asian symbols that express the idea of Rooster.

See our Chinese Zodiac and Animal Signs webpage.

Jin Ji Du Li

China jīn jī dú lì
Japan kin kei doku ritsu
Jin Ji Du Li Wall Scroll

"Jin Ji Du Li," means "golden rooster stands on one leg."

This also called "crane stance" in English. 金雞獨立 is used in wushu, karate and other forms of martial arts.

This can be pronounced, "kinkei dokuritsu" in Japanese but it's rarely a title used in Japanese.

Rooster / Chicken

Year of the Rooster / Zodiac Sign
Japan niwatori
Rooster / Chicken Wall Scroll

鷄 or 雞 is the character for rooster or chicken in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the rooster (chicken), you . . .

Have a unique sense of color.
Are high principled and responsible.
Have persuasive power.
Are honest.
Have a great ability to communicate.

Common Chinese chicken Alternate Chinese chicken #1 Alternate Chinese chicken #2

Please note: There are a few different ways to write rooster / chicken as shown to the right. If you are particular about the form, please let us know when you place your order.

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Jin Ji Du Li 金雞獨立
kin kei doku ritsu
jīn jī dú lì
jin1 ji1 du2 li4
jin ji du li
chin chi tu li
鷄 or 雞
鸡 or 鶏
niwatorijī / ji1 / ji chi
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.