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by Gary
Sep 24, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Asian Calligraphy: Other
Topic: Three Kanji wall scrolls to translate
Replies: 9
Views: 35705

Re: Three Kanji wall scrolls to translate

This has been really tough. I should have really looked at it, and ran it past my translator before I took on the job. The cursive characters are hard to read, and in some cases, the language (Chinese, Japanese, or even old Korean Hanja) is hard to determine. Some are certainly Japanese with the Hir...
by Gary
Sep 14, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Asian Calligraphy: Other
Topic: Three Kanji wall scrolls to translate
Replies: 9
Views: 35705

Re: Three Kanji wall scrolls to translate

I am stacked with work through tomorrow. Hopefully I can answer this by Wednesday for you. I will write up everything here on the forum when I have finished working on this.
by Gary
Sep 10, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Asian Calligraphy: Other
Topic: Three Kanji wall scrolls to translate
Replies: 9
Views: 35705

Re: Three Kanji wall scrolls to translate

Translations like this take more time, effort, and expertise than most people appreciate. Therefore I can't do them all for free. The first one is 虎 , written in a very cursive and variant form of 虎 It means " Tiger " A single character like that is pretty easy compared to your phrases, but it takes...
by Gary
Sep 10, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: How to write my name/phrase in Chinese
Replies: 1
Views: 28343

Re: How to write my name/phrase in Chinese

If this is the English name Leen, I have added that here: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=leen However, if that was supposed to be a Chinese name (perhaps from Cantonese), we will need to figure out the meaning and then the correct characters for Leen and TaeHyung. That could be complicat...
by Gary
Sep 10, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: tattoo
Replies: 1
Views: 14163

Re: tattoo

Here's Olivia: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=Olivia Here's Tyler: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=Tyler I'm not sure that adding the king part is going to make much sense. I'll need to talk to a native Japanese translator to see if we can come up with some options that will s...
by Gary
Aug 28, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Six scrolls for mounting August 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 18262

Re: Six scrolls for mounting August 2015

Here are the links Greg: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=red-mica-and-black http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=three-pyramidals-2 http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=three-pyramidals http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=two-pyramidals2 http://w...
by Gary
Aug 28, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: korean calligraphy
Replies: 2
Views: 20927

Re: korean calligraphy

Continuing from our email conversation: Do you want 영원히널사랑해 or the more common 영원히사랑해 ? 영원히 = forever 널 = you (in this context) 사랑해 = I love you So, 영원히널사랑해 is like "forever [regarding] you, I love you", if I understand it correctly myself. I understand the mechanics of Korean language, but I don't ...
by Gary
Jul 20, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Three to mount Feb 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 45503

Re: Three to mount Feb 2015

We're going to give you a couple of wall scroll mountings for free next time you send a batch of artwork in. It's the least I can do for this huge mistake.

-Gary.
by Gary
Jul 20, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Misc. Questions
Topic: Manjushri on lion
Replies: 1
Views: 103624

Re: Manjushri on lion

I looked around a bit. An original thanka style painting would be really expensive. But if you (or I) can find a large enough (at least 1600 pixels wide), I could print it on handmade xuan paper for you, and mount it to a wall scroll.

-Gary.
by Gary
Jul 20, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: A new name
Replies: 1
Views: 12406

Re: A new name

Because this name has meaning, I would pick a title from this page: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=Justice This will be better than picking some characters that kind of sound like "justice". Plus, many of the titles on that page are universal (same meaning of justice in three Asian langu...
by Gary
Jun 22, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Three to mount Feb 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 45503

Re: Three to mount Feb 2015

Sorry Greg. I should have waited a couple days, so I did not have to look like such an idiot. They did locate the artwork - just misfiled by the employee that usually does not file the artwork as it arrives. We will ship it out within 24 hours via EMS (Express Mail) at our expense. I can't wait for ...
by Gary
Jun 22, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Add name Manolis
Replies: 12
Views: 40543

Re: Add name Manolis

That's great. Good luck with the Chinese lessons!

-Gary.
by Gary
Jun 22, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Can't Find The Word I Want for My Custom Calligraphy Wall Scroll
Topic: A Demon who Heals
Replies: 2
Views: 33283

Re: A Demon who Heals

Something like that... 癒し悪魔 Is something like "Therapy Demon". Well, 癒し犬 is therapy dog anyway. 癒し means healing; soothing; therapy; comfort; solace. I need to consult a native Japanese translator to get this to be more natural. Being OK at conversational Japanese does not qualify me to compose new ...
by Gary
Jun 22, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: looking for feedback - tattoo calligraphy
Replies: 2
Views: 18371

Re: looking for feedback - tattoo calligraphy

A couple of us looked at this. There are different styles and thus different tastes. Some people like a certain style, or specifically a certain calligrapher's artwork.

This looks like quality xing-kaishu to me, and my staff.

Cheers,
-Gary.
by Gary
Jun 17, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Three to mount Feb 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 45503

Re: Three to mount Feb 2015

Sorry that I am slow responding. This military deployment keeps me away from civilian computers for weeks at a time. Well Greg, I am, sorry to say that there might be a reason to be nervous. The last message from Beijing was that they had not received this. Do you have a tracking number so I can ver...
by Gary
May 20, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Appraisal & Artwork Information Inquiries
Topic: Just want to know what this signature says
Replies: 2
Views: 16265

Re: Just want to know what this signature says

OK, the other character might be 磐. Pronounced "pan" in Mandarin, or often "Han" in Japanese. It can be a given name. Meaning: firm; stable; rock; boulder; crag; cliff; anchor; Other Japanese pronunciations: (surname/given name) Ban; (given name) Iwane; (given name) Iwao When written in cursive, thi...
by Gary
May 20, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Appraisal & Artwork Information Inquiries
Topic: Just want to know what this signature says
Replies: 2
Views: 16265

Re: Just want to know what this signature says

One of the characters is 新 meaning "new" and romanized as xin (sounds a bit like "shin"). In Japanese, it is usually pronounced "shin" but can also be pronounced various ways when used as a surname, given name, or personal name: (surname) Waka; (surname/given name) Hajime; (surname) Niihama; (surnam...
by Gary
May 20, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Three to mount Feb 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 45503

Re: Three to mount Feb 2015

I sent a message to Beijing to see what the hold up is. I'm surprise that we did not get those out before the Chinese May holiday.
by Gary
May 20, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Misc. Questions
Topic: Unusual Kakejiku/Pleaze Help!?
Replies: 1
Views: 103877

Re: Unusual Kakejiku/Pleaze Help!?

I had a couple people take a look. Just too many things make this difficult. The characters are too light and hard to read, the characters are specially-styled (not typical tensho), and they seem to be overly elaborate (extra strokes or combined characters). They are related to bagua and fortune tel...
by Gary
Apr 27, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: General info about our wall scroll mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 19016

Re: General info about our wall scroll mounting

You can find it here: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=%E7%B2%BE%E7%A5%9E%E5%8B%87%E5%A3%AB If you want this in Hangul (modern Korean), just click on the Hangul characters next to the South Korean Flag. I don't sell a lot of Korean Hangul, so it's not vividly advertised on my site anymore....
by Gary
Apr 27, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Scroll Mounting Cost
Replies: 6
Views: 27121

Re: Scroll Mounting Cost

I think these are coming out in the batch that is already on the way to the USA. I am sending a message to Beijing to double check.

Sorry that I am so late replying. An email server crash, and my current military deployment really limited my time to check the forum lately.

Yours,
-Gary.
by Gary
Apr 27, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Tattoo Idea: Translated Phrase from Japanese
Replies: 5
Views: 24110

Re: Tattoo Idea: Translated Phrase from Japanese

I think you are the same customer that I have been trying to reach by email. I want to clarify the version you want, and get these digital template made and delivered to you. Please email me at Gary @ OrientalOutpost . com
by Gary
Apr 27, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Appraisal & Artwork Information Inquiries
Topic: Asian Jewelry with Kanji
Replies: 1
Views: 12172

Re: Asian Jewelry with Kanji

If I can easily identify the character, I will.

Sometimes its really stylized and hard to read, so I can't tell you until I see it how easy it will be.
by Gary
Mar 30, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Translation and price of a scroll
Replies: 1
Views: 13616

Re: Translation and price of a scroll

One way to do this is to say, "King (or Queen) of all Jewels". This would be 寶王. Lots of other related terms: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/dictionary.php?q=precious+jewel I need to talk to the native translator to figure out how to incorporate the "universe" part naturally into this title you want...
by Gary
Mar 30, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Can't Find The Word I Want for My Custom Calligraphy Wall Scroll
Topic: Companionship
Replies: 1
Views: 11410

Re: Companionship

Do you want this phrase? Or a translation for companionship?

Here's some starters:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.ph ... panionship
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=companion