Would like to place a custom order

The art you like is sold out? Ask here if we have more or can get more.
Locked
wagg
Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 15, 2013 4:32 pm

Would like to place a custom order

Post by wagg » Jun 15, 2013 4:39 pm

Hi,

We would like to place an order for a medium vertical scroll by a master Japanese calligrapher that has the words teacher, respect, and student, in this order. Would you please confirm that this is possible and what the cost would be? We would be having it shipped to canada. Is there an easy way to do this online?

Thank you for your help.

User avatar
Gary
The Boss
Posts: 6092
Joined: Oct 30, 2007 11:30 pm
Location: San Diego / Beijing
Contact:

Re: Would like to place a custom order

Post by Gary » Jun 15, 2013 8:16 pm

Do you want this to mean, "Teachers [should] respect [their] students"? If not, please explain the intended meaning.

If you just want a word list with no subject, verb, or object, please understand that it will read like nonsense in Chinese. Word lists sound OK in English, but generally do not work well in Chinese (with only a handful of exceptions).

-Gary.

wagg
Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 15, 2013 4:32 pm

Re: Would like to place a custom order

Post by wagg » Jun 15, 2013 8:35 pm

Thank you for your response. This is a gift from my son to his sensei. The meaning behind the words was that respect is what is between both the teacher and the student. Thus our idea of the the three words. Rei, sitting between sensei and student. This makes sense to us in english. Do you have a suggestion for Japanese?

Thanks.

User avatar
Gary
The Boss
Posts: 6092
Joined: Oct 30, 2007 11:30 pm
Location: San Diego / Beijing
Contact:

Re: Would like to place a custom order

Post by Gary » Jun 15, 2013 11:25 pm

I have a bunch of great proverbs in Chinese that might work:
教學相長 When you teach someone, both teacher and student will benefit.
名師出高徒 A famous teacher trains a fine student. -or- A cultured man will have a deep influence on his successors.
See this too: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=universal+education


However, in Japanese culture, the respect is more one-way (student to teacher).
There are several versions of this phrase: 三歩さがって師の影を踏まず or 三尺さがって師の影を踏まず are the most common of 5 variations.
Meaning: A student must never forget to honor their teacher.

I'll see if I can come up with anything else. I want to avoid the cost of consulting a Japanese translator if possible. That involves paying the translator $20, and collecting $20 from you, but I lose, as I pay the credit card fee and overhead (one of my very silly business practices).

-Gary.

User avatar
Gary
The Boss
Posts: 6092
Joined: Oct 30, 2007 11:30 pm
Location: San Diego / Beijing
Contact:

Re: Would like to place a custom order

Post by Gary » Jun 15, 2013 11:32 pm

Best Japanese phrase I could find:
先生と生徒が互いに尊敬し合える関係にある
There is mutual respect between teacher and student.

-G.

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests