Zen Japanese Kanji - Deluxe Giclee Print Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 24cm x 33.3cm  ≈  9½" x 13"

Silk/Brocade: 33cm x 95.5cm  ≈  13" x 37½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 42cm  ≈  16½"

Zen Japanese Kanji - Deluxe Giclee Print Wall Scroll close up view

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



Print Scroll

This scroll features 禅, the Kanji for Zen printed with an Enso or Zen Circle in the background.

Zen actually means meditation in both Japanese and Chinese (pronounced "chan" in Chinese).

Chan Meditation Character The ancient version of this character came from China and looks like this:

Chinese Zen/Chan Character A shorthand version evolved in China which looks like this:

Japanese Zen Kanji The Japanese Kanji version evolved a little differently in Japan, where they write 3 dots at the upper right side of the character instead of original two boxes (mouths) or the two-dot version commonly seen in China...

The Enso Circle (often called a Zen Circle) in the background of this print adds to the presentation of this Zen artwork.

My Little Experiment

New Print Scrolls Hanging

A new batch of printed calligraphy scrolls, hanging in the studio, awaiting proper photography.

I felt like messing around with doing some giclée print calligraphy with various backgrounds. I came up with some layouts that I really like, and passed them around with my Chinese and Japanese friends who gave them rave reviews.

After giclée printing them on Japanese-made kozo paper, I sent the raw artwork off to Beijing to my workshop where they were built into wall scrolls by hand.

If you want a custom print scroll with your design, or other calligraphy, just contact me.