Enso - Buddhist Circle - Red on Dragon Cloud Paper - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 43.9cm x 67.1cm  ≈  17¼" x 26½"

Silk/Brocade: 53cm x 128cm  ≈  20¾" x 50¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 62cm  ≈  24½"

Enso - Buddhist Circle - Red on Dragon Cloud Paper - Wall Scroll close up view

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


The Buddhist Zen Circle

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.

About the Artist:


Ling Hua
Artist and Translator at
Oriental Outpost.

This was hand painted by 凌樺 (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.