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  1. Calm / Tranquility
  2. Keep Calm, Be Not Impatient
  3. Keep Calm in Face of Adversity
  4. Stillness / Quiet / Calm
  5. Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation
  6. Calm and Collected
  7. Calm / Cool
  8. Calm / Cool-Headed
  9. Open and Calm Mind
10. Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind / Calm Mind
11. Peaceful / Tranquil / Calm...
12. Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium


Calm / Tranquility

China ān
Japan an
Calm / Tranquility Wall Scroll

安 is used in a lot of compound words in the CJK world. Alone, this character has a broad span of possible meanings. These meanings include relaxed, quiet, rested, contented, calm, still, to pacify, peaceful, at peace, soothing or soothed.

安 and even the pronunciation was borrowed from Chinese and absorbed into both Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja. In all these languages, this character is pronounced like "an."

Keep Calm, Be Not Impatient

China shǎo ān wú zào
Keep Calm, Be Not Impatient Wall Scroll

少安毋躁 is a short Chinese phrase that means keep calm, don't get excited, and don't be impatient or hot-tempered.

Keep Calm in Face of Adversity

Japan shitsuitaizen
Keep Calm in Face of Adversity Wall Scroll

失意泰然 is a very old Japanese proverb. It suggests, "keeping calm and collected at times of disappointment," or "maintaining a serene state of mind when faced with adversity."

It's hard to relate individual character meanings into the overall meaning unless you also understand Japanese grammar. The word order is very different than English. That being said, here's the character meaning breakdown:
失 To miss, lose or fail.
意 Feelings, thoughts, meaning.
泰 Safe, peaceful.
然 Like that, in that way, however, although.

Using these definitions in English, we might say, "Although you may fail or lose, have a feeling of peace and calm."

Stillness / Quiet / Calm

China jì jìng
Japan sekisei / jakujou
Stillness / Quiet / Calm Wall Scroll

寂靜 is the Chinese and old Japanese word for calmness, stillness, and tranquility.

In Buddhist context, this can refer to the calmness of the heart, enlightenment, or the state of being calm and quiet - free from temptation and distress. Basically a state of earthly nirvāṇa.


Note: The second character is written just slightly differently in modern Japanese (静 instead of 靜). Expect a slight variation if you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher. The version shown here is considered the ancient Japanese and original Chinese form.

Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation

China ān chán
Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation Wall Scroll

These two Chinese characters create a title that means to reach peace and calm through meditation. This is an excellent wall scroll for your relaxation or meditation room.

This is also a Buddhist-related term that encompasses the idea of entering into dhyana meditation.

Calm and Collected

China chén zhuó
Calm and Collected Wall Scroll

These two characters mean calm and collected, or simply not nervous.

Calm / Cool

China zhèn jìng
Japan chin sei
Calm / Cool Wall Scroll

These two characters represent the idea of being calm or cool in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

My Korean dictionary further defines this as quiet, calm, tranquility, pacification.
From my Japanese dictionary: calm, quiet, tranquility, appeasement, pacification.


Note: This term is also used in Korean Hanja but there is a slight deviation in the way they write the second character in Korean. Still, a Korean person who can read Hanja, will be able to read this word. We can write it in the Korean form if you wish (just let us know when you place your order). In Korean, this is the word you might use to tell someone to "calm down" or "take it easy."

Calm / Cool-Headed

China lěng jìng
Japan rei sei
Calm / Cool-Headed Wall Scroll

These characters mean calm and cool-headed in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Other translations: calmness, composure, coolness, serenity, tranquility.

This is a good wall scroll for someone that wants to remind themselves to stay calm and level-headed.

Open and Calm Mind

Japan kyoshintankai
Open and Calm Mind Wall Scroll

虛心坦懐 is a Japanese proverb that means, "with an open and calm mind," "with no preconceived notions," or "without reservations." In some context it can mean frank or candid.

Open and Calm Mind

Japan kyo shin tan kai
Open and Calm Mind Wall Scroll

虚心坦懐 is a Japanese word that means with an open and calm mind.

If you want to remind yourself to approach each situation with no preconceptions, this is a good title for you. This can also refer to the ideas of being candid, frank, and straightforward.

Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind / Calm Mind

China ān xīn
Japan an shin
Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind / Calm Mind Wall Scroll

安心 is a nice word that encompasses great meanings within just two characters. This can be defined as relief, peace of mind, feeling at ease, to be relieved, set one's mind at rest. easiness. To put it another way, it's the idea of feeling a sense of security, safety, and confidence in your state of well-being.

Peaceful / Tranquil / Calm
Free From Worry

China ān níng
Japan an nei
Peaceful / Tranquil / Calm / Free From Worry Wall Scroll

安寧 is a nice word that means peaceful, tranquil, calm, composed, "free from worry," "public peace," tranquility, good health, well-being, or welfare in Chinese and Korean.

Note: The definition in Japanese is not so broad but still means peaceful or "public peace."

Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium

China ān dìng
Japan an tei
Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium Wall Scroll

安定 means: quiet; settled; maintain; calm and orderly; stability; equilibrium.

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Calm
Tranquility
anān / an1 / an
Keep Calm, Be Not Impatient 少安毋躁shǎo ān wú zào
shao3 an1 wu2 zao4
shao an wu zao
shaoanwuzao
shao an wu tsao
shaoanwutsao
Keep Calm in Face of Adversity 失意泰然shitsuitaizen
Stillness
Quiet
Calm
寂靜
寂静
sekisei / jakujou
sekisei / jakujo
sekisei/jakujo
jì jìng / ji4 jing4 / ji jing / jijing chi ching / chiching
Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation 安禪
安禅
ān chán / an1 chan2 / an chan / anchan an ch`an / anchan / an chan
Calm and Collected 沉著
沉着
chén zhuó
chen2 zhuo2
chen zhuo
chenzhuo
ch`en cho
chencho
chen cho
Calm
Cool
鎮靜
镇静
chin sei / chinseizhèn jìng
zhen4 jing4
zhen jing
zhenjing
chen ching
chenching
Calm
Cool-Headed
冷靜
冷静
rei sei / reiseilěng jìng
leng3 jing4
leng jing
lengjing
leng ching
lengching
Open and Calm Mind 虛心坦懐
虚心坦懐
kyoshintankai
Open and Calm Mind 虚心坦懐kyo shin tan kai
kyoshintankai
Peaceful Heart
Peace of Mind
Calm Mind
安心an shin / anshinān xīn / an1 xin1 / an xin / anxin an hsin / anhsin
Peaceful
Tranquil
Calm
Free From Worry
安寧
安宁
an nei / anneiān níng / an1 ning2 / an ning / anning
Stability
Calm and Orderly
Equilibrium
安定an tei / anteiān dìng / an1 ding4 / an ding / anding an ting / anting
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.

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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.

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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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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