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Chan / Zen
Meditation
Japanese Kanji / Chinese Symbol Wall Scroll


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Chan / Zen -  Meditation - Japanese Kanji / Chinese Symbol Wall Scroll
122.8cm
48¼"
50.8cm
20"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.6cm x 67.3cm  ≈  12¾" x 26½"

Silk/Brocade: 41.8cm x 122.8cm  ≈  16½" x 48¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.8cm  ≈  20"

Information about caring for your wall scroll
禅 modern Japanese Zen 禪 ancient Japanese Zen / Chinese Chan 禅 modern Chinese Chan

Zen / Chan / Meditation

Chinese / Japanese Kanji / old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Chan / Zen - Meditation - Japanese Kanji / Chinese Symbol Wall Scroll close up view

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

This is the character that is Romanized and pronounced "Zen" in Japanese. This character actually means "meditation" and is often associated with a practice (and sect) of "Meditation Buddhism" or "Zen Buddhism". This character and concept originally came from China, where this character is Romanized and pronounced "Chan".

The form written on this scroll is one of a couple alternates used in China and Japan: 禪 ancient Japanese Zen / Chinese Chan
This form can be considered the traditional Chinese and ancient Japanese form. Here's some info about the other ways to write this character...

In modern Japan, it's often written with three dots above the radical on the right: Japanese Zen Kanji
In China, this character was sometimes written in an alternate or "shorthand" form: 禅 modern Chinese Chan This shorthand form is now the official Simplified Chinese version, but this form has existed for over a thousand years.

Want a Zen wall scroll completely customized to your desires?
Link: Options for custom Zen and Chan-related Chinese/Japanese/Korean calligraphy are available here!


About the calligrapher:

This was painted by a friend named Cao Zhang. He's a Buddhist calligrapher who currently lives in Lakeside, California with his wife, son, and daughter. His daughter and mine are schoolmates, and my wife can often be found at his special Buddhist meditation sessions.


More about the artwork:

This is painted on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.

This item was listed or modified
Mar 28th, 2018

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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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