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by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: Searching for silk brocade
Replies: 1
Views: 12323

This will perhaps not be the most pleasant answer. The supply of silk brocade in China defies all logic. If you buy one pattern and color shade one time, you may never see the same pattern and color again (forever). When we find a batch of silk that we like, we buy the whole run from the mill (about...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Asian Calligraphy: Other
Topic: Shaolin Temple Scrolls
Replies: 1
Views: 11176

There's not a certain known set of scrolls from the Shaolin Monastery, so we'd be guessing a bit. Plus, decor changes at every monastery from generation to generation. The real monks have long ago left for the hills, and the actual Shaolin Monastery has been taken over by the government and turned i...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Asian Calligraphy: Other
Topic: Japanese Kanji Scroll
Replies: 3
Views: 16841

Hmmm... Okay, here are some thoughts/issues: If you are in the USA, the largest artwork (rolled up in a tube) that I can safely deliver is about 32" long. This means I could do 54" x 31" measured at the outside edge of the silk border (supposing you wanted a portrait). I can also do a single-charact...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Asian Calligraphy: Other
Topic: Japanese Kanji Scroll
Replies: 3
Views: 16841

Do you mean on a bamboo scroll, or with bamboo painted with the Calligraphy? Actually, the answer is no on the first possibility, as we only make silk wall scrolls. As far as the second possibility: This makes things complicated, as calligraphers and watercolor artists are generally not the same per...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Can't Find The Word I Want for My Custom Calligraphy Wall Scroll
Topic: LOOKING FOR THE ORIENTAL SYMBOL OF "VALLEY"
Replies: 1
Views: 10155

There are a lot of ways to express Valley. Some may "hit the mark" for you and some may not (the ones near the end of the list below are way off). Here are some entries from my dictionary for you to consider: (Chinese characters are included below - if your computer cannot display them properly, you...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: QUESTION
Replies: 1
Views: 10682

Are you talking about this wall scroll? http://www.orientaloutpost.com/proddetail.php?prod=02lyyfs If so, I am trying to get more right now. I am not sure when they will arrive and be photographed and ready for sale. Probably at least 30 days from now. Since we deal only with hand-painted artwork, a...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Tattoo design
Replies: 1
Views: 10572

We are in Beijing and San Diego. You might start your information-gathering here: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/chinese-character-japanese-kanji-tattoo-service.php This is a sample of what we can offer for tattoos at a reasonable price: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/dragon-tattoo.php We can also h...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Delivery Timeframes & Shipping Info
Topic: Question About Waiting Time
Replies: 1
Views: 15164

We bill in U.S. Dollars (which at the moment is to your advantage since the Dollar is so weak, and the Pound Sterling is so stable). The cost of shipping (P&P) is US$9.80 for any-sized order to anywhere in the world (except South Africa, Indonesia, India, and Nigeria). The P&P fee we charge does not...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Please Add My Name in Chinese (for a wall scroll)
Topic: Question about King calligraphy
Replies: 1
Views: 10246

King is pretty simple (just one character). It is Romanized as "Wang" but the correct pronunciation is more like you might say "Wong". We English types have been saying "Wang" incorrectly for a few generations now. Lots of phrases include "King" - some are complimentary, and some are not. Confucius ...
by Gary
Nov 5, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Looking for translations
Replies: 1
Views: 10186

Sure, just tell me what you want. You also might want to start here with our Chinese (and Japanese) calligraphy search . You can find a lot of titles, words, philosophies, and phrases that we've already professionally translated. Just enter a related keyword, and go. Once you know what you want, and...
by Gary
Nov 4, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Asian Artwork Mounting & Wall Scroll Making
Topic: General info about our wall scroll mounting
Replies: 0
Views: 26287

General info about our wall scroll mounting

Please first note that we do not offer this service for (much) profit. This is more a courtesy for people in these positions: 1. Independent artists around the world. 2. Those that were tricked by unscrupulous sellers in eBay into buying un-mounted artwork that no western framer could deal with. 3. ...
by Gary
Nov 4, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Japanese symbol for Love Yourself/Oneself
Replies: 7
Views: 44090

I just realized that I was answering you from a Chinese point of view when I gave you the last idea. Also, I have given the whole issue some more thought and research... In Japanese culture, the word "love" is almost taboo. It is virtually never spoken. Seriously, in Japan, no man will tell a woman ...
by Gary
Nov 4, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Appraisal & Artwork Information Inquiries
Topic: Asian Art Appraisal Suggestions
Replies: 0
Views: 28605

Asian Art Appraisal Suggestions

I'm not certified to appraise Asian art and antiques. Therefore, I suggest that you post your inquiry to this Asian Art Forum for some free info. Of course, free information is always worth just about as much as you pay for it. If you want to pay a small fee for the expertise of myself and the Orien...
by Gary
Nov 4, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Artwork Inventory Inquiries & Custom Requests
Topic: Chinese Warrior Artwork
Replies: 1
Views: 11079

Unfortunately, I don't think I am going to have much more warrior artwork before Christmas (except maybe some Guan Gong Warrior Saint, or Zhong Kui Ghost Warrior wall scrolls). The artist that did the Yue Fei and other warrior artwork is very busy these days, and he's also getting very expensive. Cu...
by Gary
Nov 4, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Japanese symbol for Love Yourself/Oneself
Replies: 7
Views: 44090

I will first suppose you don't want a meaning like narcissism, so let's explore "oneself"... You'll find that most of the entries on this page contain the character for "self". The character has the same meaning in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Hanja: http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=self-...
by Gary
Nov 4, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Tattoo Questions & Advice
Topic: Question about my tattoo
Replies: 1
Views: 10296

The first character means "birth" or "life" in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Hanja. The second character means "appearance", "present", "now" "existing" or "current" in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Hangul. Here's the problem: Together, these characters do not make a real or common word in CJK langua...