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5. Winter Season
四季 is the 2-character way to say "Four Seasons."
四季 literally mean "4" and "seasons."
春夏秋冬 is one way to express "The Four Seasons " or "All Year Round ."
The characters here represent Spring, Summer, Autumn (Fall) and Winter.
春 is the word/character used to describe the Spring season in Chinese and Japanese.
夏 is the word/character used to describe the Summer season in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
冬 is the word/character used to describe the Winter season in Chinese and Japanese. It also means winter in Korean Hanja, though a second character is usually added in Korean.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|秋||aki||qiū / qiu1 / qiu||ch`iu / chiu|
|The Four Seasons||四季||shi ki / shiki||sì jì / si4 ji4 / si ji / siji||ssu chi / ssuchi|
|The Four Seasons||春夏秋冬||shunkashuutou|
|chūn xià qiū dōng
chun1 xia4 qiu1 dong1
chun xia qiu dong
|ch`un hsia ch`iu tung
chun hsia chiu tung
|Spring Season||春||haru||chūn / chun1 / chun||ch`un / chun|
|Summer Season||夏||natsu||xià / xia4 / xia||hsia|
|Winter Season||冬||fuyu||dōng / dong1 / dong||tung|
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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.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
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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.
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