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  1. Idea / Thought / Meaning
  2. Creative / Creativity
  3. Destiny Determined by Heaven
  4. Good Intentions
  5. Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith
  6. Idea / Thought
  7. Determination to Achieve / Will-Power
  8. Iraia
  9. Irantzu
10. Italo
11. Italy
12. Itziar
13. Self Consciousness
14. Will-Power / Self-Control
15. Xing Yi Quan
16. Idea / Thought
17. Brief and to the Point
18. Keep Calm in Face of Adversity
19. Free Will
20. Ismael
21. Italian
22. Love and Honor
23. Strong Hearted / Strong Willed
24. Will of Fire
25. Honor, Courage, Commitment
26. Respect, Honor, Truth
27. Wing Chun Fist Maxims
28. Heart Sutra

Idea / Thought / Meaning

China
Japan kokoro
Idea / Thought / Meaning

意 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for idea, intention, meaning, thought, wish, desire, intention, feelings, thoughts.

In Buddhism, this is the last of the six means of perception (the others are sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and this one represents mind). It does not literally mean "mind", but rather something more like mental powers, intellect, intelligence, faculty of thought, or understanding in the Buddhist context.

Creative / Creativity

China chuàng yì
Japan sou i
Creative /  Creativity

創意 is creative or creativity in Chinese characters, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji. It can also refer to and original idea or originality.

Destiny Determined by Heaven

China tiān yì
Japan teni
Destiny Determined by Heaven

天意 is a way to express destiny in a slightly religious way. Literally this means "Heaven's Wish" or "Heaven's Desire" with the idea of fate and destiny being derived as well. It suggests that your destiny comes from God / Heaven and that your path has already been chosen by a higher power.

My Japanese dictionary defines this word as "divine will" or "providence" but it also holds the meaning of "the will of the emperor." Therefore, I don't suggest this phrase if your audience is Japanese - it feels a little strange in Japanese anyway.

Good Intentions

China hǎo yì
Japan kou i
Good Intentions

好意 is how to write good intentions in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as: kindness; good will; favor; favour; courtesy; good wishes; friendliness; amity.

Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith

China shàn yì
Japan zen i
Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith

善意 is a word that means good intentions, good will, or to things done in good faith in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.

It's sort of the reason you do good deeds, or the desire you have inside yourself to do the right thing.

This can also be translated as benevolence, kindness, virtuous mind, positive mindset, or favorable sense.

善意 is also used in legal context for things that are done in good faith (regardless of outcome).

In Japanese, this can be the personal name Yoshi or Yoshii.

Idea / Thought

China yì jiàn
Japan i ken
Idea / Thought

意見 means idea, thought, opinion, or view in Japanese.

意見 also has a similar meaning in Chinese, just often used in China.

Determination to Achieve / Will-Power

China yì zhì
Japan ishi
Determination to Achieve / Will-Power

This Chinese, Korean, and Japanese word means, "determination to achieve." It can also be translated as: will; willpower; determination; volition; intention; intent.

In Japanese, this can also be the given name Ishi.

Iraia

China yì lā yà
Iraia

意拉亞 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Iraia

Irantzu

China yì lán zhù
Irantzu

意蘭祝 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Irantzu

Italo

China yì dài luó
Italo

意大羅 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Ítalo

Italy

China yì dà lì
Italy

意大利 is the Chinese name for the country of Italy


See Also:  Europe

Itziar

China yì chí ěr
Itziar

意弛爾 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Itziar

Self Consciousness

Japan jiishiki
Self Consciousness

自意識 is the idea of being conscious and self-aware in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

自意識 is not a normal word in Chinese.

Will-Power / Self-Control

China yì zhì lì
Japan ishi ryoku
Will-Power / Self-Control

意志力 is the form of will power or self-control is about having the determination or tenacity to keep going.

In Japanese, this is the power of will, strength of will, volition, intention, intent, or determination.

Xing Yi Quan

Style of Martial Arts
China xíng yì quán
Japan ke i ken
Xing Yi Quan

形意拳 is the title for the Xingyiquan style/form of Chinese martial arts involving explosive linear movements.

Some translate this as "shape-of-the-mind fist."

While pronunciation has never changed in Chinese, the old romanization was "Hsing I Chuan." 形意拳 is still used in Taiwan.

This term is used in some Japanese martial arts circles where it's romanized from Japanese as keīken, keiiken, or keiken.

Idea / Thought

China yì niàn
Idea / Thought

意念 / 意唸 means idea or thought in Chinese.

Brief and to the Point

Speak simply, while expressing your idea completely
China yán jiǎn yì gāi
Brief and to the Point

This Chinese proverb is a suggestion that is it better to be brief, use fewer words, while still expressing your main point or idea. In another way to explain this, one should not use 100 words when 50 will do, Or, being more concise with your speech.

This can also be translated as concise, compendious, "brief in form but comprehensive in scope" or succinct.

言簡意賅 is a bit more positive than our other proverb for brevity.

Keep Calm in Face of Adversity

Japan shitsuitaizen
Keep Calm in Face of Adversity

失意泰然 is a very old Japanese proverb. It suggests, "keeping calm and collected at times of disappointment," or "maintaining a serene state of mind when faced with adversity."

It's hard to relate individual character meanings into the overall meaning unless you also understand Japanese grammar. The word order is very different than English. That being said, here's the character meaning breakdown:
失 To miss, lose or fail.
意 Feelings, thoughts, meaning.
泰 Safe, peaceful.
然 Like that, in that way, however, although.

Using these definitions in English, we might say, "Although you may fail or lose, have a feeling of peace and calm."

Free Will

China zì yóu yì zhì
Japan jiyuu ishi
Free Will

This concept has existed for thousands of years that humans have the ability to understand right and wrong, then make a decision one way or the other (thus affecting their own fate).

Sources such as Confucius, Buddhist scriptures, the Qur'an and the Bible all address this idea.

As for the characters shown here, the first two mean free, freedom, or liberty. The last two simply mean "will."


See Also:  Freedom | Strong Willed | Fate

Ismael

China yì sī méi ěr
Ismael

意斯梅爾 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Ismael

Italian

China yì dà lì rén
Italian

意大利人 is the Chinese word for Italian (as in an Italian person).

Love and Honor

Japan ai to keii
Love and Honor

愛と敬意 is a Japanese phrase that means "Love and Honor" or "Love and Respect." There's a few ways to express this idea in Japanese, so you may see other versions used.

Strong Hearted / Strong Willed

China yì zhì jiān qiáng
Strong Hearted / Strong Willed

This phrase can mean either "strong hearted," "strong willed" or "determination."

The first two characters can be translated as "will," "willpower," "determination," "volition," "intention," or "intent." But, it should be noted that this first part possess the element of "heart" in the lower portion of both characters (they also partially carry the meaning "with whole heart").

The last two characters mean "strong" or "staunch."

Chinese word order and grammar is a bit different than English, so in this case, they are in reverse order of English but have the correct meaning in a natural form.


See Also:  Strong Willed | Discipline | Will-Power

Will of Fire

Japan hi no ishi
Will of Fire

火の意志 or the "Will of Fire" is an element from the Naruto series.

The word order in Japanese makes this more like, "Fire's Will."

火 is fire.

の is a possessive article.

意志 means will, volition, intention, or intent.

Honor, Courage, Commitment

Japan meiyo yuuki ketsui
Honor, Courage, Commitment

This means "Honor, Courage, Commitment" in Japanese.

This is a common military phrase in English used in the Navy and Marines.


This is a word list, which is not the most natural kind of composition in Japanese (usually there is a subject, object, and verb - or a single word).

Respect, Honor, Truth

Japan keii meiyo shinjitsu
Respect, Honor, Truth

This means "Respect, Honor, Truth" in Japanese.


This is a word list, which is not the most natural kind of composition in Japanese (usually there is a subject, object, and verb - or a single word).

Wing Chun Fist Maxims (Part 2)

Wing Chun Fist Maxims (Part 2)

A customer asked me to split these Wing Chun maxims into two parts, so he could order a couplet. It thought this was a good idea, so it's been added here.

Chinese text of Part 2:
6 步步追形, 點點朝午
7 以形補手, 敗形不敗馬
8 腰馬一致, 心意合一
9 拳由心發, 動法無形
10 活人練活死功夫

Be sure to order both part 1 and part 2 together. They need to be a matched set. It will be incomplete as a single wall scroll. Also, each wall scroll is handmade, so if you order them separately, weeks or months apart, they will vary a little by length, shade of paper, etc.

Wing Chun Fist Maxims

Wing Chun Kuen Kuit
Wing Chun Fist Maxims

This is the chant or poem of Wing Chun. I call it a "chant" because it was meant to be a somewhat rhythmic poem to help practitioners memorize many aspects of Wing Chun.

You will see this referred to as, "Wing Chun Kuem Kuit." This Cantonese romanization is popular in the west (and there is no official way to romanize Cantonese, so many variations exist). In Mandarin it would be, "Yong Chun Quan Jue." The last character (kuit or kyut from Cantonese, jue or chüeh from Mandarin) kind of means "secrets of the art." It's a short way to write 口訣, meaning "mnemonic chant" or "rhyme for remembering."

In the west (especially in the military), we often use acronyms to remember things. There's no initials to make acronyms in Chinese, so in ancient times, chants like this are used to remember vast amounts of information.

This is the Chinese text:
1 有手黐手,無手問手
2 來留區送, 甩手直沖
3 怕打終歸打, 貪打終被打
4 粘連迫攻, 絕不放鬆
5 來力瀉力, 借力出擊
6 步步追形, 點點朝午
7 以形補手, 敗形不敗馬
8 腰馬一致, 心意合一
9 拳由心發, 動法無形
10 活人練活死功夫

I will presume you already know the meaning of the 10 maxims, so I will skip that to keep this calligraphy entry from getting too large.

Some think 练拳者必记 is the title but that just says, "Training fist people should remember:." Therefore, I've not included that in the calligraphy. However, you can put a note in the special instructions if you want it added.

Note: On a traditional calligraphy wall scroll, the characters will be written in vertical columns, starting from the right, and proceeding left.


Note: This is an except and variation from a huge 口訣. These 10 maxims are used extensively in Wing Chun training, and you'll find them all over the internet. Just know there is a much longer version out there, along with several variations and excepts like this one. If you know of, or want a different version, just contact me, and I will add it for you.

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra

This is the short version of the Heart Sutra as translated by Xuanzang. It is often cited as the best-known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures.


Notes: There are too many characters for this to be done by the economy calligrapher. You must choose a Master Calligrapher.

With this many characters, and the fact that one tiny mistake wipes out hours of work, keep in mind that writing the Heart Sutra is usually a full day of work for a calligrapher. This work and personal energy should be cherished and respected. In other words, the calligrapher is not charging enough money for the value that you are getting here.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese i / い
Heart Sutra
Chinese idea; meaning; thought; to think; wish; desire; intention; to expect; to anticipate; Italy; Italian; abbr. for 大利[Yi4 da4 li4]
Japanese (1) feelings; thoughts; (2) meaning; (personal name) Kokoro
Manas, the sixth of the ṣaḍāyatanas or six means of perception, i.e. sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and mind. Manas means "mind (in its widest sense as applied to all the mental powers), intellect, intelligence, understanding, perception, sense, conscience, will". M.W. It is "the intellectual function of consciousness", Keith. In Chinese it connotes thought, idea, intention, meaning, will; but in Buddhist terminology its distinctive meaning is mind, or the faculty of thought; mentation

創意


创意

see styles
Mandarin chuàng yì / chuang4 yi4
Taiwan ch`uang i / chuang i
Japanese soui / soi / そうい
Chinese creative; creativity
Japanese original idea; originality

善意

see styles
Mandarin shàn yì / shan4 yi4
Taiwan shan i
Japanese zeni / ぜんい
Chinese goodwill; benevolence; kindness
Japanese (1) virtuous mind; (2) good intentions; good will; (3) positive mindset; (4) {law} (See 悪意・3) bona fides; good faith; (personal name) Yoshii
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

天意

see styles
Mandarin tiān yì / tian1 yi4
Taiwan t`ien i / tien i
Japanese teni / てんい
Heart Sutra
Chinese providence; the Will of Heaven
Japanese divine will; providence

好意

see styles
Mandarin hǎo yì / hao3 yi4
Taiwan hao i
Japanese koui / koi / こうい
Heart Sutra
Chinese good intention; kindness
Japanese good will; favor; favour; courtesy

意志

see styles
Mandarin yì zhì / yi4 zhi4
Taiwan i chih
Japanese ishi / いし
Chinese will; willpower; determination; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese will; volition; intention; intent; determination; (given name) Ishi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

意念

see styles
Mandarin yì niàn / yi4 nian4
Taiwan i nien
Heart Sutra
Chinese idea; thought

意見


意见

see styles
Mandarin yì jiàn / yi4 jian4
Taiwan i chien
Japanese iken / いけん
Heart Sutra
Chinese idea; opinion; suggestion; objection; complaint; CL:點|点[dian3],條|条[tiao2]
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) opinion; view; comment
Thoughts, ideas, concepts, views.

形意拳

see styles
Mandarin xíng yì quán / xing2 yi4 quan2
Taiwan hsing i ch`üan / hsing i chüan
Japanese keiiken / keken / けいいけん
Heart Sutra
Chinese Xingyiquan (Chinese martial art)
Japanese {MA} shape-of-the-mind fist; Hsing I Chuan

意大利

see styles
Mandarin yì dà lì / yi4 da4 li4
Taiwan i ta li
Heart Sutra
Chinese Italy; Italian

意志力

see styles
Mandarin yì zhì lì / yi4 zhi4 li4
Taiwan i chih li
Japanese ishiryoku / いしりょく
Heart Sutra
Chinese willpower
Japanese willpower

自意識

see styles
Japanese jiishiki / jishiki / じいしき Japanese self-consciousness

失意泰然

see styles
Japanese shitsuitaizen / しついたいぜん
Heart Sutra
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) (archaism) (yoji) keeping calm and collected at times of disappoinment; maintaining a serene state of mind in adversity

意大利人

see styles
Mandarin yì dà lì rén / yi4 da4 li4 ren2
Taiwan i ta li jen
Heart Sutra
Chinese Italian person

自由意志

see styles
Mandarin zì yóu yì zhì / zi4 you2 yi4 zhi4
Taiwan tzu yu i chih
Japanese jiyuuishi / jiyuishi / じゆういし
Heart Sutra
Chinese free will
Japanese free will

言簡意賅

see styles
Mandarin yán jiǎn yì gāi / yan2 jian3 yi4 gai1
Taiwan yen chien i kai
Chinese concise and comprehensive (idiom)

一意

see styles
Mandarin yī yì / yi1 yi4
Taiwan i i
Japanese ichii / ichi / いちい
Chinese focus; with complete devotion; stubbornly
Japanese (adj-na,adv,n) (1) unique; (2) earnestness; (personal name) Hitoi; (given name) Shin'ichi; (given name) Kazuoki; (given name) Kazui; (personal name) Itsui

上意

see styles
Mandarin shàng yì / shang4 yi4
Taiwan shang i
Japanese joui / joi / じょうい
Japanese will or decree (esp. of shogun); emperor's wishes
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

下意

see styles
Japanese kai / かい Japanese the feelings of the people

不意

see styles
Mandarin bù yì / bu4 yi4
Taiwan pu i
Japanese fui / ふい
Chinese unexpectedly; unawareness; unpreparedness
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) sudden; abrupt; unexpected; unforeseen

中意

see styles
Mandarin zhōng yì / zhong1 yi4
Taiwan chung i
Japanese chūi
Chinese to take one's fancy; to be to one's liking; Sino-Italian
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

主意

see styles
Mandarin zhǔ yi / zhu3 yi5
Taiwan chu i
Japanese shui / しゅい
Chinese plan; idea; decision; CL:個|个[ge4]; Beijing pr. [zhu2 yi5]
Japanese main meaning; opinion; idea; aim; motive; gist; meaning

亂意


乱意

see styles
Mandarin luàn yì / luan4 yi4
Taiwan luan i
Japanese ran'i
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

人意

see styles
Mandarin rén yì / ren2 yi4
Taiwan jen i
Chinese people's expectations

介意

see styles
Mandarin jiè yì / jie4 yi4
Taiwan chieh i
Japanese kaii / kai / かいい
Chinese to care about; to take offense; to mind
Japanese (noun/participle) worrying about; caring about

他意

see styles
Japanese tai / たい Japanese ill will; malice; another intention; secret purpose; ulterior motive; fickleness; double-mindedness

任意

see styles
Mandarin rén yì / ren2 yi4
Taiwan jen i
Japanese nini / にんい
Chinese arbitrary; at will; at random
Japanese (adj-no,adj-na,n) (1) optional; voluntary; arbitrary; random; discretionary; facultative; spontaneous; any; (2) {math} arbitrary; (female given name) Nin'i
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

伏意

see styles
Mandarin fú yì / fu2 yi4
Taiwan fu i
Japanese bukui
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

休意

see styles
Japanese kyuui / kyui / きゅうい Japanese (noun/participle) peace; tranquility; tranquillity; (personal name) Kyuui

会意

see styles
Japanese kaii / kai / かいい Japanese (See 会意文字) compound ideograph formation (one of the six kanji classifications); making kanji up of meaningful parts (e.g. "mountain pass" is up + down + mountain)

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Idea
Thought
Meaning
kokoroyì / yi4 / yii
Creative
Creativity
創意
创意
sou i / soui / so i / soichuàng yì
chuang4 yi4
chuang yi
chuangyi
ch`uang i
chuangi
chuang i
Destiny Determined by Heaven天意tenitiān yì / tian1 yi4 / tian yi / tianyit`ien i / tieni / tien i
Good Intentions好意kou i / koui / ko i / koihǎo yì / hao3 yi4 / hao yi / haoyihao i / haoi
Good Intentions
Good Will
Good Faith
善意zen i / zenishàn yì / shan4 yi4 / shan yi / shanyishan i / shani
Idea
Thought
意見i ken / ikenyì jiàn / yi4 jian4 / yi jian / yijiani chien / ichien
Determination to Achieve
Will-Power
意志ishiyì zhì / yi4 zhi4 / yi zhi / yizhii chih / ichih
Iraia意拉亞
意拉亚
yì lā yà
yi4 la1 ya4
yi la ya
yilaya
i la ya
ilaya
Irantzu意蘭祝
意兰祝
yì lán zhù
yi4 lan2 zhu4
yi lan zhu
yilanzhu
i lan chu
ilanchu
Italo意大羅
意大罗
yì dài luó
yi4 dai4 luo2
yi dai luo
yidailuo
i tai lo
itailo
Italy意大利yì dà lì
yi4 da4 li4
yi da li
yidali
i ta li
itali
Itziar意弛爾
意弛尔
yì chí ěr
yi4 chi2 er3
yi chi er
yichier
i ch`ih erh
ichiherh
i chih erh
Self Consciousness自意識
自意识
jiishiki / jishiki
Will-Power
Self-Control
意志力ishi ryoku / ishiryokuyì zhì lì
yi4 zhi4 li4
yi zhi li
yizhili
i chih li
ichihli
Xing Yi Quan形意拳ke i ken / keikenxíng yì quán
xing2 yi4 quan2
xing yi quan
xingyiquan
hsing i ch`üan
hsingichüan
hsing i chüan
Idea
Thought
意念 / 意唸
意念
yì niàn / yi4 nian4 / yi nian / yiniani nien / inien
Brief and to the Point言簡意賅
言简意赅
yán jiǎn yì gāi
yan2 jian3 yi4 gai1
yan jian yi gai
yanjianyigai
yen chien i kai
yenchienikai
Keep Calm in Face of Adversity失意泰然shitsuitaizen
Free Will自由意志jiyuu ishi / jiyuuishi / jiyu ishi / jiyuishizì yóu yì zhì
zi4 you2 yi4 zhi4
zi you yi zhi
ziyouyizhi
tzu yu i chih
tzuyuichih
Ismael意斯梅爾
意斯梅尔
yì sī méi ěr
yi4 si1 mei2 er3
yi si mei er
yisimeier
i ssu mei erh
issumeierh
Italian意大利人yì dà lì rén
yi4 da4 li4 ren2
yi da li ren
yidaliren
i ta li jen
italijen
Love and Honor愛と敬意ai to keii / aitokeii / ai to kei / aitokei
Strong Hearted
Strong Willed
意志堅強
意志坚强
yì zhì jiān qiáng
yi4 zhi4 jian1 qiang2
yi zhi jian qiang
yizhijianqiang
i chih chien ch`iang
ichihchienchiang
i chih chien chiang
Will of Fire火の意志hi no ishi / hinoishi
Honor, Courage, Commitment名譽, 勇気, 決意
名誉, 勇気, 決意
meiyo yuuki ketsui
meiyoyuukiketsui
meiyo yuki ketsui
meiyoyukiketsui
Respect, Honor, Truth敬意, 名譽, 真実
敬意, 名誉, 真実
keii meiyo shinjitsu
keiimeiyoshinjitsu
kei meiyo shinjitsu
keimeiyoshinjitsu
Wing Chun Fist Maxims (Part 2)步步追形點點朝午以形補手敗形不敗馬腰馬一致心意合一拳由心發動法無形活人練活死功夫
步步追形点点朝午以形补手败形不败马腰马一致心意合一拳由心发动法无形活人练活死功夫
Wing Chun Fist Maxims有手黐手無手問手來留區送甩手直沖怕打終歸打貪打終被打粘連迫攻絕不放鬆來力瀉力借力出擊步步追形點點朝午以形補手敗形不敗馬腰馬一致心意合一拳由心發動法無形活人練活死功夫
有手黐手无手问手来留区送甩手直冲怕打终归打贪打终被打粘连迫攻绝不放松来力泻力借力出击步步追形点点朝午以形补手败形不败马腰马一致心意合一拳由心发动法无形活人练活死功夫
Heart Sutra觀自在菩薩行深般若波羅蜜多時照見五蘊皆空度一切苦厄舍利子色不異空空不異色色即是空空即是色受想行識亦復如是舍利子是諸法空相不生不滅不垢不淨不增不減是故空中無色無受想行識無眼耳鼻舌身意無色聲香味觸法無眼界乃至無意識界無無明亦無無明盡乃至無老死亦無老死盡無苦集滅道無智亦無得以無所得故菩提薩埵依般若波羅蜜多故心無罣礙無罣礙故無有恐怖遠離顛倒夢想究竟涅盤三世諸佛依般若波羅蜜多故得阿耨多羅三藐三菩提故知般若波羅蜜多是大神咒是大明咒是無上咒是無等等咒能除一切苦真實不虛故說般若波羅蜜多咒即說咒曰揭諦揭諦波羅揭諦波羅僧揭諦菩提薩婆訶
观自在菩萨行深般若波罗蜜多时照见五蕴皆空度一切苦厄舍利子色不异空空不异色色即是空空即是色受想行识亦复如是舍利子是诸法空相不生不灭不垢不净不增不减是故空中无色无受想行识无眼耳鼻舌身意无色声香味触法无眼界乃至无意识界无无明亦无无明尽乃至无老死亦无老死尽无苦集滅道无智亦无得以无所得故菩提萨埵依般若波罗蜜多故心无罣碍无罣碍故无有恐怖远离颠倒梦想究竟涅盘三世诸佛依般若波罗蜜多故得阿耨多罗三藐三菩提故知般若波罗蜜多是大神咒是大明咒是无上咒是无等等咒能除一切苦真实不虚故说般若波罗蜜多咒即说咒曰揭谛揭谛波罗揭谛波罗僧揭谛菩提萨婆诃
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.



Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Archangel
Bear
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Create
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Faith in God
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Father
Fortune
Friendship
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Generation
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House
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Keep Fighting
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Love
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Music
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Nirvana
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Strong Will
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Tiger
Trust in God
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Winter

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.