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Excellence Chinese & Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Buy an Excellence Chinese or Japanese wall scroll.
Start your custom project by clicking on the button next to your favorite title below...

  1. Diligence

  2. Excellence

  3. Excellence / Outstanding

  4. Goodness / Kind-Hearted

  5. Jing Mo / Jing Wu

  6. Masterpiece / Excellent / Outstanding


Diligence

China qín miǎn
Japan kinben
Diligence Vertical Wall Scroll

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you to get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.

勤勉 can also be translated as industry, industrious, assiduity, assiduous, diligent, or sedulity.


See Also:  Hard Work | Tenacity | Commitment | Passion for a Cause

Excellence

China zhuó yuè
Japan taku etsu
Excellence Vertical Wall Scroll

Excellence is doing your best, giving careful attention to every task and every relationship.

卓越 can also be defined as excellence, remarkable, surpassing, splendid, transcendence, preeminence, or distinguished. Sometimes it can mean "superiority."


See Also:  Pride

Excellence / Outstanding

China jié chū
Excellence / Outstanding Vertical Wall Scroll

傑出 means "outstanding," "prominence," "excel," "foremost," and "to shine."

Goodness / Kind-Hearted

China shàn liáng
Japan zen ryou
Goodness / Kind-Hearted Vertical Wall Scroll

善良 means good and honest, kind-hearted, goodness, excellence, and/or virtue.

Jing Mo / Jing Wu

China jīng wǔ
HK jing mo
Jing Mo / Jing Wu Vertical Wall Scroll

This two-character title is used for a certain type of martial arts. You can translate this roughly as "Excellent Marital Arts" or "Excellence in Martial Arts." You will notice that the second character is "wu" as in wushu (martial arts) and wushi (warrior).

More information can be found at the Jing Mo website. You should probably only order this if you are a member of this association.

Note that "jing mo" is the Cantonese pronunciation of these characters. In Mandarin, they are "jing wu."
Also used in Korean but only by those involved with martial arts who can also read Korean Hanja (a small percentage of the population).

Masterpiece / Excellent / Outstanding

China jié zuò
Japan kessaku
Masterpiece / Excellent / Outstanding Vertical Wall Scroll

傑作 means "masterpiece" or "best work." It suggests accomplishing excellence or producing outstanding work.


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Diligence勤勉kinbenqín miǎn / qin2 mian3 / qin mian / qinmianch`in mien / chinmien / chin mien
Excellence卓越taku etsu / takuetsuzhuó yuè / zhuo2 yue4 / zhuo yue / zhuoyuecho yüeh / choyüeh
Excellence
Outstanding
傑出
杰出
jié chū / jie2 chu1 / jie chu / jiechuchieh ch`u / chiehchu / chieh chu
Goodness
Kind-Hearted
善良zen ryou / zenryou / zen ryo / zenryoshàn liáng
shan4 liang2
shan liang
shanliang
Jing Mo
Jing Wu
精武jīng wǔ / jing1 wu3 / jing wu / jingwuching wu / chingwu
Masterpiece
Excellent
Outstanding
傑作
杰作
kessaku / kesakujié zuò / jie2 zuo4 / jie zuo / jiezuochieh tso / chiehtso
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.



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