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Legendary Turtle

Japan densetsu no kame
Legendary Turtle Wall Scroll

伝説の亀 means "legendary turtle" in Japanese.

Legendary Turtle

China áo
Legendary Turtle Wall Scroll

鼇 means "legendary turtle" in Chinese. 鼇 is a great mythological turtle that travels the seas. The creature is comparable to the dragon of China, however, it so happens that dragons became a bit more famous as history progressed. In modern Chinese, this character can just refer to a large sea turtle.

Note: This character can be pronounced in Korean but this is a very rare Korean Hanja form - it hasn't been used in Korea for at least a few hundred years (even before they switched to Hangul characters).


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沅江九肋

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Mandarin yuán jiāng jiǔ lèi / yuan2 jiang1 jiu3 lei4
Taiwan yüan chiang chiu lei
Chinese rare talent; lit. legendary nine-ribbed turtle of Yuan river

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Legendary Turtle 伝説の亀densetsu no kame
densetsunokame
Legendary Turtle áo / ao2 / ao

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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.
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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.

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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.


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