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All custom calligraphy items are made-to-order in our little Beijing artwork-mounting workshop.
Buy a Tai Chi Quan Fa calligraphy wall scroll here!
Start your custom "Tai Chi Quan Fa" project by clicking the button next to your favorite "Tai Chi Quan Fa" title below...
Prices for small custom wall scrolls start at:
2 Characters: $33.88
3 Characters: $38.88
4 Characters: $43.88
Customizations that you select may raise or lower the price. Medium size available for $7 more.
Tai Chi Chuan / Tai Ji Quan
tài jí quán
tai kyoku ken
This is the famous Taoist meditation and martial art exercise. The direct translation of these characters would be something like "grand ultimate fist", but that does not quite hit the mark for what this title really means.
This is the common Tai Chi Chuan title with "Dao" (the Way) added to the end.
Tai Chi / Tai Ji
This is the shortened title for Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Ji Quan that as sometimes used in Western countries. Basically just removing the last character which means fist. I don't recommend this two-character selection because it's not really a word without the third character in Japanese and Chinese.
Your Price: $32.88More Info
All of our calligraphy is completely done by hand in the ancient way.
When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to our 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.
Therefore, allow a few weeks for delivery from the time you place your order. Rush options are available!
When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)
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.
If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.
Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...
Feet On the Ground
I Love You
Kanji Symbol for Peace
Love the Life You Live
|Love Without Reason|
One Family Under Heaven
Respect and Loyalty
Strength of Spirit
With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
Of course, only one in 500 searches results in a purchase - Hey buy a wall scroll!!!
The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Tai Chi Chuan / Tai Ji Quan||太极拳|
|tai kyoku ken|
|tài jí quán|
tai ji quan
t`ai chi ch`üan
|tai4 ji2 quan2|
tai chi chüan
|Tai Chi Chuan Dao / Tai Ji Quan Dao||太极拳道|
|n/a||tài jí quán dào|
tai ji quan dao
t`ai chi ch`üan tao
|tai4 ji2 quan2 dao4|
tai chi chüan tao
|Tai Chi / Tai Ji||太极|
If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "tai chi quan fa" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.
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