Buy a Snake / Serpent Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

We have many options to create artwork with the character/symbol for Snake / Serpent on a wall scroll or portrait.

See also: Chinese Zodiac and Animal Signs

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Snake / Serpent
  2. Dragon Snake Tiger...
  3. Fire Snake
  4. Viper
  5. Wu Xing Fist
  6. Ophiuchus

Snake / Serpent

Year of the Snake / Zodiac Sign
China shé
Japan hebi
Snake  /  Serpent Wall Scroll

蛇 is the character for snake or serpent in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the snake, you . . .

Are calm.
Are and inspiration to others.
Have a stubborn nature like a mule (you do not like to concede).

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Dragon Snake Tiger
Leopard Crane

China lóng shé hǔ bào hè
Japan ryuu hebi tora hyou tsuru
Dragon Snake Tiger / Leopard Crane Wall Scroll

龍蛇虎豹鶴 is a list of the Chinese characters for the five animals of Shaolin Kung Fu in a comfortable order (meaning that they are in the proper order and will simply "feel right" to a Chinese person who views this arrangement).

Fire Snake

China huǒ shé
Japan hi hebi
Fire Snake Wall Scroll

火蛇 is the Chinese and Japanese title for "fire snake" or "blazing serpent."


Poisonous Snake
China dú shé
Japan doku hebi
Viper Wall Scroll

毒蛇 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for viper.

This can mean viper but may also refer to any poisonous snake or poisonous serpent.

Wu Xing Fist

Five Forms Fist of Kung Fu
China wǔ xíng quán
Japan gokeiken
Wu Xing Fist Wall Scroll

五形拳 is "Wu Xing Fist" or "Five Form Fist." The forms refer to Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Crane, and Leopard. This term is used in Kung Fu, and is recognized by both Chinese and Japanese practitioners of martial arts.

Ophiuchus Zodiac Symbol / Sign

China shé fū zuò
Ophiuchus Zodiac Symbol / Sign Wall Scroll

蛇夫座 is the Chinese way to write Ophiuchus (serpent bearer) of western astrology. Please note this version is only used in Chinese (not Japanese).

See Also:  Chinese Zodiac

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
hebishé / she2 / she
Dragon Snake Tiger
Leopard Crane
ryuu hebi tora hyou tsuru
ryu hebi tora hyo tsuru
lóng shé hǔ bào hè
long2 she2 hu3 bao4 he4
long she hu bao he
lung she hu pao ho
Fire Snake 火蛇hi hebi / hihebihuǒ shé / huo3 she2 / huo she / huoshe
Viper 毒蛇doku hebi / dokuhebidú shé / du2 she2 / du she / dushe tu she / tushe
Wu Xing Fist 五形拳gokeikenwǔ xíng quán
wu3 xing2 quan2
wu xing quan
wu hsing ch`üan
wu hsing chüan
Ophiuchus Zodiac Symbol
蛇夫座shé fū zuò
she2 fu1 zuo4
she fu zuo
she fu tso
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.

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.