Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Chinese / Japanese...

Buy a Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once calligraphy wall scroll here!

Personalize your custom “Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once” project by clicking the button next to your favorite “Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once” title below...

Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once

bǎi wén bù rú yī jiàn
Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Scroll

百聞不如一見 is a Chinese proverb that means “Seeing once is better than hearing one hundred times” which is similar to the idea of “Seeing is believing.”

You can also get the idea, “Seeing for oneself is better than hearing from many others.”

If you break it down directly, you get “100 hears/listens (is) not as-good (as) one sight.”

Seeing is Believing

hyakubun wa ikken ni shikazu
Seeing is Believing Scroll

百聞は一見に如かず is the Japanese version of an ancient Chinese proverb that means “Seeing once is better than hearing one hundred times.”

It is the rough equivalent of “seeing is believing,” “one eye-witness is better than many hearsays,” or “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Sometimes it's simply more prudent to verify with your own eyes.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.




This in-stock artwork might be what you are looking for, and ships right away...

Gallery Price: $340.00

Your Price: $188.88

Gallery Price: $200.00

Your Price: $118.88

Gallery Price: $65.00

Your Price: $39.88

Gallery Price: $65.00

Your Price: $39.88

Gallery Price: $90.00

Your Price: $49.88

Gallery Price: $108.00

Your Price: $59.88

Gallery Price: $31.00

Your Price: $17.00

Gallery Price: $53.00

Your Price: $29.00


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once百聞不如一見
百闻不如一见
bǎi wén bù rú yī jiàn
bai3 wen2 bu4 ru2 yi1 jian4
bai wen bu ru yi jian
baiwenburuyijian
pai wen pu ju i chien
paiwenpujuichien
Seeing is Believing百聞は一見に如かずhyakubun wa ikken ni shikazu
hyakubunwaikkennishikazu
hyakubun wa iken ni shikazu
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.


Many custom options...


Seeing is Believing Scroll
Seeing is Believing Scroll
Seeing is Believing Scroll
Seeing is Believing Scroll


And formats...

Seeing is Believing Vertical Portrait
Seeing is Believing Horizontal Wall Scroll
Seeing is Believing Vertical Portrait

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8A Journey of a Thousand MilesA Moment of Time is as Precious as GoldAbbottAdapt and OvercomeAdenAdinAftabAikidoAiniAinsleyAiramAishuAkumaAldaAlexAlexisAlfonzoAliaAlishaAllahAlmightyAlvaroAlways and ForeverAmbitionAmeliaAmosAndreaAngeAngelAnikAntonioAphroditeApolloAquinoArianAriesArigatoArjunArloArmaanArmstrongArt of WarArunAryanAshelyAuroraAyakaAzizAzuraAzzyBangladeshBanzaiBarabaraBarnardBautistaBe Like WaterBe Water My FriendBeatriceBeauty of NatureBeginner MindBeginners MindBelgiumBelieve in YourselfBenevolenceBernardBest Friends ForeverBetelgeuseBethanBirdBirth Old-Age Sickness DeathBlack BeltBlack TigerBlacksmithBless This HouseBlessed by GodBlessingsBody and MindBouchraBoxingBrisbaneBritneyBrodyBrotherBrotherhoodBrotherly and Sisterly LoveBryantBuddha Dharma SanghaBujutsuBullBushidoBushido CodeCalmCalm MindCambodiaCameliaCamiCamilleCao CaoCapricornCaringCarloCarolynCarpe DiemCaseyCatherineChantelCharlieChatoCherishChi EnergyChickenChoiClayCobraCocoCodyCompassionConanConfidenceConquerorCooganCourage to Do What is RightCyanCyrusDangerDaniDanielDark AngelDavianDeath Before DishonorDeath Before SurrenderDebbieDedicationDesireDisciplineDivine LightDizonDojoDomingoDominicDonaldDouble HappinessDragonDragon SpiritDragon WarriorDreamEarth DragonEddieEdithEdmundEgyptElaineElanElinEllieElmoEmptinessEnduranceEndureEnergyEnlightenmentEnricoEnsoEnthusiasmErenEricaErieErnieErwinEshaEssaEternal LoveEternal YouthEthanEuanEvanEven Monkeys Fall from TreesEvery Day is a Good DayEvil Cause Evil ResultFailure is Not an OptionFailure is the Mother of SuccessFall 7 Times Get Up 8Fall Down Seven Times Get Up EightFall Seven Rise EightFall Seven Times Get Up EightFamily FirstFamily Over EverythingFathers LoveFayeFearlessFintanFireFire DragonFire SnakeFire TigerFlowers Bloom and Flowers FallFlynnForever LoveFortitude

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Kanji, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Characters, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Mandarin Chinese, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Characters, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Chinese Writing, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Japanese Writing, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Asian Writing, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Ideograms, Chinese Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once symbols, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Hieroglyphics, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Glyphs, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Chinese Letters, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Hanzi, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Japanese Kanji, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once Pictograms, Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in the Chinese Written-Language, or Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in the Japanese Written-Language.

21 people have searched for Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once in Chinese or Japanese in the past year.
Hearing a Hundred Times is Not as Good as Seeing Once was last searched for by someone else on Oct 17th, 2022