Please note: The Chinese New Years Holiday is upon us. Custom calligraphy orders placed now will be shipped in Early March. However, in-stock artwork orders are being shipped promptly (as they are located in the USA).

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China lěng
Japan rei
Cold Vertical Wall Scroll

冷 is "cold" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also mean: cool; chilled; unheated.

In Chinese, this can be the surname, Leng.

In Japanese, it can be the given/surname Rei.

冷 is an unusual title for a wall scroll but it's OK if "cold" has special meaning to you, or your name is Leng or Rei.

Calm / Cool-Headed

China lěng jìng
Japan rei sei
Calm / Cool-Headed Vertical Wall Scroll

冷靜 mean calm and cool-headed in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Other translations: calmness, composure, coolness, serenity, tranquility.

冷靜 is a good wall scroll for someone that wants to remind themselves to stay calm and level-headed.

See Also:  Sober Calm

Relentless / Ruthless

China lěng kù
Japan reikoku
Relentless / Ruthless Vertical Wall Scroll

冷酷 means relentless or ruthless in Chinese, and Japanese Kanji. It can also be translated as: grim; unfeeling; callous; cruel; cold hearted.

This is a rather negative word. It's really inappropriate for a wall scroll, so please don't order this unless you really want to shock Asian people who see it.

To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It

China bù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [One who has] not been a monk [does] not know [the feeling of a] cold head.
I need to explain that a Chinese Buddhist monk always has a shaved head, and thus a cold head in winter.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot know the true meaning of hardship until one has experienced it oneself.

This is an idiom in Chinese, so the figurative meaning is what people perceive when they hear or read this phrase. Just as in English, when someone says, "The grass is always greener," one will think about the idea of jealousy, rather than the quality of one's lawn.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin lěng / leng3
Taiwan leng
Japanese rei / re / れい
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese cold; surname Leng
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) (obscure) cold; cool; (2) (abbreviation) (obscure) (See 冷酒・れいしゅ) cold sake; (surname, given name) Rei


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Mandarin lěng kù / leng3 ku4
Taiwan leng k`u / leng ku
Japanese reikoku / rekoku / れいこく
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese grim; unfeeling; callous
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) cruelty; coldheartedness; relentless; ruthless


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Japanese reisei / rese / れいせい
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; composure; coolness; serenity; presence of mind



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Mandarin lěng jìng / leng3 jing4
Taiwan leng ching
Chinese calm; cool-headed
Japanese See: 冷静


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Japanese ohiya / おひや Japanese cold (drinking) water; cold boiled rice


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Japanese horei / hore / ほれい Japanese keep cool


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Mandarin bīng lěng / bing1 leng3
Taiwan ping leng
Chinese ice-cold


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Japanese hie / ひえ Japanese chilliness; coldness


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Japanese hiyashi / ひやし Japanese (n-pref,n) chilled; chilling


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Japanese hiyasu / ひやす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to cool (from room temperature); to chill; to refrigerate; (2) to calm down; to cool off; to regain one's composure; to relax; (3) to be frightened (at); to be scared (of)


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Japanese hiya / ひや Japanese (1) (abbreviation) cold water; (2) (abbreviation) cold sake; (pref,adj-no) (3) cold; cool; chilled; unheated


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Mandarin lěng ào / leng3 ao4
Taiwan leng ao
Chinese icily arrogant


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Mandarin lěng pì / leng3 pi4
Taiwan leng p`i / leng pi
Chinese out-of-the-way; deserted; unfamiliar; obscure


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Japanese reikou / reko / れいこう Japanese (See ルミネセンス) cold light; luminescence; (given name) Reikou


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Mandarin lěng lěng / leng3 leng3
Taiwan leng leng
Chinese coldly


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Mandarin lěng liè / leng3 lie4
Taiwan leng lieh
Chinese chilly



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Mandarin lěng dòng / leng3 dong4
Taiwan leng tung
Japanese reitou / reto / れいとう
Chinese to freeze; to deep-freeze
Japanese (noun/participle) freezing; cold storage; refrigeration


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Japanese reigou / rego / れいごう Japanese chilling (steel)


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Japanese reikyaku / rekyaku / れいきゃく Japanese (noun/participle) cooling; refrigeration



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Mandarin lěng què / leng3 que4
Taiwan leng ch`üeh / leng chüeh
Chinese to cool off; cooling
Japanese See: 冷却


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Japanese reigen / regen / れいげん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) grim; stern; stark; heartless


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Japanese reichou / recho / れいちょう Japanese (noun/participle) cooling (something)


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Mandarin lěng zuò / leng3 zuo4
Taiwan leng tso
Japanese reiza
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin lěng chǎng / leng3 chang3
Taiwan leng ch`ang / leng chang
Chinese stage wait; (fig.) awkward silence


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Japanese reika / reka / れいか Japanese cool summer; cold summer; cooler-than-normal summer; (female given name) Hina


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Mandarin lěng tiān / leng3 tian1
Taiwan leng t`ien / leng tien
Chinese cold weather; cold season


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Mandarin lěng nú / leng3 nu2
Taiwan leng nu
Japanese hiyayakko / ひややっこ
Chinese silken tofu served cold with various toppings (loanword from Japanese "hiyayakko")
Japanese cold tofu


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Japanese reibai / rebai / れいばい Japanese refrigerant; coolant


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Mandarin lěng zì / leng3 zi4
Taiwan leng tzu
Chinese obscure word; unfamiliar character


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Japanese reigai / regai / れいがい Japanese cold-weather damage

Search for in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Coldreilěng / leng3 / leng
rei sei / reiseilěng jìng
leng3 jing4
leng jing
leng ching
冷酷reikokulěng kù / leng3 ku4 / leng ku / lengkuleng k`u / lengku / leng ku
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It不當和尚不知頭冷
bù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
bu4 dang1 he2 shang4 bu4 zhi1 tou2 leng3
bu dang he shang bu zhi tou leng
pu tang ho shang pu chih t`ou leng
pu tang ho shang pu chih tou leng
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

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.

Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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