Artwork Panel: 38.1cm x 38.8cm ≈ 15" x 15¼"
Silk/Brocade: 46.8cm x 95.3cm ≈ 18½" x 37½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 55.8cm ≈ 22"Information about caring for your wall scroll
The Buddhist Zen Circle
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is Enso, which is really NOT a regular Asian calligraphy character. It falls more into the category of a symbol. In this case, it can be considered a religious symbol, as it is strongly associated with Japanese Zen Buddhism but is also known and appreciated by many sects of Buddhism.
Some call this "The Circle of Enlightenment". Others call it the "Infinity Circle". If you actually took the meanings of the two Kanji that make up the word "Enso", you could read it as "Mutual Circle" or "Circle of Togetherness". I think the Enso symbol can simply mean different things to different people. Therefore, you should let it have the meaning that you perceive.
This artwork is unsigned. However, upon request, this can be signed by the artist prior to shipping it to you.
See our Enso Symbol Custom Japanese Wall Scrolls page for more custom options.
Artist and Translator at
This was hand painted by (Ling Hua) from Beijing in Northern China.
The image to the left is how she looked the day I met her. A year later, I was married to her. Years later, we have 3 daughters and run this business together.
This item was listed or modified
Jul 1st, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.