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This can be translated as "No one knows a son better than his father."
This idiom is based on the idea that after spending many years together, family members know everything about each other. Better than anyone else, a father knows the qualities and shortcomings of his son.
If you are looking for something about "father and son," this is probably the best selection.
知子莫若父 is the original proverb (very old) but others have been composed about various combinations of mothers, sons, daughters, and fathers.
長男 is a Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji title for eldest son (may be the only son), first born son.
This can also be the Japanese personal name "Nobuo."
This simply means "mother and son," or the essence of the relationship and bond between mother and son.
母子 is really a single word that expresses this idea (showing how important or significant this bond is).
母子 is not the most common choice for a wall scroll, it is acceptable if you feel this term is important to you.
See Also: Mother and Daughter
This Kanji represents a bond, as in the bond between mother and daughter, father and son, family ties, or a family bond.
絆 is the kind of character that says, no matter what happens (difficult times), we have this bond that cannot be broken.
If you go to the Japanese dictionary, the definition is: bonds (between people); (emotional) ties; relationship; connection; link; tether; fetters.
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This Kanji is best if your audience is Japanese. While this is also a Chinese character, it has a completely different meaning in Chinese (it means to hinder or stumble in Chinese). It's a very rare character in Korean Hanja but does mean bond in Korean (used in Korean words for certain kinds of glue and sticking plaster).
寶寶 is how Chinese people express "baby."
The word is composed of the same character twice, and therefore literally means "double precious" or "double treasure."
This would be a nice wall scroll to put either inside or by the door of your baby's room (not on the door, as wall scrolls swing around wildly when hung on doors that open and close a lot).
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|No one knows a son better than the father||知子莫若父||zhī zǐ mò ruò fù|
zhi1 zi3 mo4 ruo4 fu4
zhi zi mo ruo fu
|chih tzu mo jo fu
|wǒ ér / wo3 er2 / wo er / woer||wo erh / woerh|
|First Born Son||長男|
|chounan / chonan||zhǎng nán|
|Mother and Son||母子||bo shi / boshi||mǔ zǐ / mu3 zi3 / mu zi / muzi||mu tzu / mutzu|
|Father and Son||父息子||chichi musuko|
|Father and Son||父與子|
|fù yù zǐ|
fu4 yu4 zi3
fu yu zi
|fu yü tzu
|manago / aiko / yoshiko||ài zǐ / ai4 zi3 / ai zi / aizi||ai tzu / aitzu|
|教子||jiào zǐ / jiao4 zi3 / jiao zi / jiaozi||chiao tzu / chiaotzu|
|kizuna||bàn / ban4 / ban||pan|
|bǎo bao / bao3 bao / bao bao / baobao||pao pao / paopao|
|Baby||乳児||nyuu ji / nyuuji / nyu ji / nyuji|
|Baby||赤ん坊||akan bou / akanbou / akan bo / akanbo|
|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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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