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  1. Dependable
  2. The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel
  3. Realistic / Practical
  4. Integrity...
  5. Realistic / Practical
  6. Loyalty / Devotion
  7. Discipline


Dependable

China jiān yì kě kào
Dependable Wall Scroll

The first two characters mean resolute with firm determination.
The second two characters mean reliable.

Together, this creates a 4-character expression that clearly means dependable.

The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel

Japan bushi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi
The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel Wall Scroll

武士の一言、金鉄の如し is an old Japanese proverb about the value of the word of a warrior. Here's a couple versions of how this can be translated:

A warrior's single word is as unchanging and reliable as gold and steel.
A warrior's promise is as dependable as gold, and his [scabbard contains] untarnished steel (a sword).


Note: Sometimes this phrase is written as 男子の一言、金鉄の如し (danshi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi)


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Realistic / Practical

Japan genjitsu shugi / genjisu syugi
Realistic / Practical Wall Scroll

現実主義 means realistic or practical. If you need a reminder to remain grounded in your life, this is a great way to do that.

Integrity
Sincere Honest and Faithful

Japan sei jitsu
Integrity / Sincere Honest and Faithful Wall Scroll

誠實 is the Japanese version of integrity which can also be defined as a combination of "sincere, honest and faithful."

Some may also define this as "loyal" or "loyalty." In some context, it can mean "genuine." Yes, all of this meaning in just one Japanese word!

Realistic / Practical

China tā shí
Realistic / Practical Wall Scroll

踏實 means realistic or practical. If you need a reminder to remain grounded in your life, this is a great way to do that. It also can have the meanings of "at ease" or "down to earth."

Loyalty / Devotion

China zhōng yì
Japan chuu gi
Loyalty / Devotion Wall Scroll

忠義 is another form of loyalty or devotion.

In Chinese, this is more specifically about being loyal and devoted to your friends.

In Japanese, this is more often used to mean loyalty to your country or nation.

Except for the slight difference noted above between Japanese and Chinese, this word is understood universally in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. It can also be used to describe devotion or fidelity.

It should be noted that this Kanji combination is being used less and less in modern Japan (this is a better choice if your audience is Chinese, though any Japanese person will clearly understand it).

Discipline

China guī
Japan kiritsu
Discipline Wall Scroll

This Japanese word for discipline relays the ideas of keeping order, observance (of rules, laws, regulations).

規律 is also a word in Chinese and old Korean Hanja where it suggests that you are one who follows a certain law of behavior, or have a regular and dependable pattern of behavior, personal regime or rhythm.


See Also:  Self-Control | Will-Power


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dependable 堅毅可靠
坚毅可靠
jiān yì kě kào
jian1 yi4 ke3 kao4
jian yi ke kao
jianyikekao
chien i k`o k`ao
chienikokao
chien i ko kao
The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel 武士の一言、金鉄の如しbushi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi
Realistic
Practical
現実主義genjitsu shugi / genjisu syugi
Integrity
Sincere Honest and Faithful
誠實
誠実
sei jitsu / seijitsu
Realistic
Practical
踏實
踏实
tā shí / ta1 shi2 / ta shi / tashi t`a shih / tashih / ta shih
Loyalty
Devotion
忠義
忠义
chuu gi / chuugi / chu gi / chugizhōng yì / zhong1 yi4 / zhong yi / zhongyi chung i / chungi
Discipline 規律
规律
kiritsuguī / gui1 lu:4 / gui lu: / guilu: kuei lü / kueilü
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.

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.


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

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