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Devotion
Japanese Wall Scroll


Devotion - Japanese Wall Scroll
Devotion - Japanese Wall Scroll
105.2cm
41½"
45.5cm
18"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 27.1cm x 49.1cm  ≈  10¾" x 19¼"

Silk/Brocade: 36.5cm x 105.2cm  ≈  14¼" x 41½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 45.5cm  ≈  18"

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Reason for discount: Minor wrinkle. This would have been a $180 wall scroll by a Japanese master calligrapher. In fact, the wrinkle is so minor that it almost passed inspection.

專心

Devotion / Dedication / Attentive / Focused

Devotion - Japanese Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

專 means "for a particular person, occasion, or purpose," "focused on one single thing," "concentrated" and sometimes, "special."
心 means "heart" or "mind" by itself.

Together, these two characters make a word that means, "paying attention with your heart." It's often translated as, "dedication," as in "be absorbed in" or "concentrate one's efforts." It's also used to mean, "with single mind," "whole-heartedly," "paying attention," "undivided attention," "concentration (-ed)," "engrossed," "devotionally (listening/watching)," and/or "attentive."

My favorite translation, which comes from the Oxford Advanced Chinese/English Dictionary is, "wholehearted devotion."

If it seems like the meaning of this word is quite open, you are correct. The context in which the word is used matters a lot. It can mean different things depending on how you use it. This makes it kind of nice as you can decide what this means to you (within some limits). This word is always positive in meaning, so even if a Chinese person reads it differently than you, it will still have a good meaning.

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