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  1. Serendipity
  2. Serendipity / Happy Coincidence
  3. Serendipity / Nice Coincidence
  4. Serendipity / Lucky Coincidence
  5. Serendipity / Chance Discovery
  6. Good Luck


Serendipity

China ǒu rán xìng
Serendipity Wall Scroll

偶然性 is a Chinese and Korean word that means chance, fortuity, or serendipity.

Serendipity

Short Version
China ǒu rán
Japan guu zen
Serendipity Wall Scroll

偶然 is a short way to write serendipity in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.

Serendipity / Happy Coincidence

Japan shiawa se na guu zen
Serendipity / Happy Coincidence Wall Scroll

幸せな偶然 is one of many ways to express serendipity in Japanese.

The first two characters mean happiness, good fortune, luck, or blessing.

In the middle is a Japanese Hiragana character that serves to connect these words/ideas together.

The last two Kanji mean incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.


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

Serendipity / Nice Coincidence

Japan Su teki na guu zen
Serendipity / Nice Coincidence Wall Scroll

素敵な偶然 is a common way to express serendipity in Japanese.

The first two characters mean nice, lovely, dreamy, beautiful, great, fantastic, superb, or cool.

In the middle is a Japanese Hiragana character that serves to connect these words/ideas together.

The last two Kanji mean incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.

Serendipity / Lucky Coincidence

Japan kou un na guu zen
Serendipity / Lucky Coincidence Wall Scroll

幸運な偶然 is one of many ways to express serendipity in Japanese.

The first two Kanji mean fortunate, lucky, fortune, or good luck.

In the middle is a Japanese Hiragana character that serves to connect these words/ideas together.

The last two Kanji mean incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.

Serendipity / Chance Discovery

Japan guuzen no hakken
Serendipity / Chance Discovery Wall Scroll

偶然の発見 is a way to express serendipity in Japanese. This title is more about discovery by chance like the melting candy bar in a Bell radar/communications laboratory that led to the invention of the microwave oven.

The first two Kanji mean incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.

In the middle is a possessive article that connects these words/ideas together.

The last two Kanji mean discovery, detection, or finding.

Good Luck

China xìng yùn
Japan kou un
Good Luck Wall Scroll

This can be translated as "good luck," "fortunate," "lucky" and/or "good fortune" in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Occasionally, this is also translated as a type of happiness or a short way to write serendipity.


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Serendipity 偶然性ǒu rán xìng
ou3 ran2 xing4
ou ran xing
ouranxing
ou jan hsing
oujanhsing
Serendipity 偶然guu zen / guuzen / gu zen / guzenǒu rán / ou3 ran2 / ou ran / ouran ou jan / oujan
Serendipity
Happy Coincidence
幸せな偶然shiawa se na guu zen
shiawasenaguuzen
shiawa se na gu zen
shiawasenaguzen
Serendipity
Nice Coincidence
素敵な偶然Su teki na guu zen
Sutekinaguuzen
Su teki na gu zen
Sutekinaguzen
Serendipity
Lucky Coincidence
幸運な偶然kou un na guu zen
kouunnaguuzen
ko un na gu zen
kounnaguzen
Serendipity
Chance Discovery
偶然の発見guuzen no hakken
guuzennohakken
guzen no haken
guzennohaken
Good Luck 幸運
幸运
kou un / kouun / ko un / kounxìng yùn / xing4 yun4 / xing yun / xingyun hsing yün / hsingyün
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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