Happy Thanksgiving! We're doing a short family vacation right now. Orders for in-stock items will shipped on Monday Nov 26th.
This is the place to buy quality custom handmade calligraphy wall scrolls at discount prices.
First, tell us the word or idea you want in the search box below, and you'll see lots of great Chinese characters or Japanese Kanji for you...
You can search for any idea or phrase. Try different similar ideas if you don't find what you want the first time. If all else fails, try a single word.
If you know how, you can also enter Chinese characters or Japanese Kanji and search for a Chinese or Japanese phrase directly.
Last time I counted, there are 10,172 different entries of popular Chinese and Japanese words, phrases, and English names in my database. I've been working on this project with a team of Chinese and Japanese translators for more than 13 years.
With all of the combinations of possible phrases and names with various calligraphy styles, silk colors, paper colors, mounting options, and size options, there are over 6 BILLION different custom Asian character wall scrolls that you can order from my website.
If you still can't find what you are looking for, just contact me - I will add it to the database just for you! Note: Translation fees may apply to complex special requests
Please note that I have avoided some popular western / English phrases and words that do not translate well, and have excluded most Chinese and Japanese phrases that can have bad meanings from my database. If you can't find what you are looking for here, or are seeking vulgar words, please try my Free Chinese / Japanese Online Dictionary
If your search is not successful, just email me at Help@OrientalOutpost.com, and if not too complex, I'll research and translate it for free. If complex, there may be a token translation fee ($10 - $20) which is refundable when you place your order.
Popular Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches...
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.
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.
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.
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.