We have many options to create artwork with Gentleness characters on a wall scroll or portrait.
If you want to create a cool Gentleness wall scroll, this is the place. Below you will find a few Asian symbols that express the idea of gentleness.
溫柔 or “gentleness” is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly, and thinking kindly.
When you feel mad or hurt, use your self-control. Instead of harming someone, talk things out peacefully. You are making the world a safer, gentler place.
溫厚 is a Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word for gentle or gentleness.
This can also mean “kindness” (more as an adjective like “kind person”).
The modern Japanese version of the first character looks like the one to the right. If you want this modern Japanese form, just click on that Kanji instead of the button above.
谦逊正直温柔忍耐克己不屈 are the virtues used by Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts.
|1. Humility (Humble / Modesty)||謙遜||겸손||gyeom son|
|2. Honesty (Integrity)||正直||정직||jeong jig|
|3. Gentleness||溫柔||온유||on yu|
|4. Perseverance (To Endure)||忍耐||인내||in nae|
|5. Self-Control (Self-Restraint)||克己||극기||geug gi|
|6. Unbreakable Spirit (Unyielding / Unbending)||不屈||불굴||bur gur|
The characters shown here are in the ancient Korean Hanja form of writing. If you wish for a Korean Hangul form of these tenets, we can arrange that with our Master Calligrapher Xing An-Ping (click on the Hangul next to the South Korean flag above to order this in Hangul).
Here is Galatians 5:22 and a bit of 23 in Chinese.
The text with punctuation:
Hand-painted calligraphy does not retain punctuation.
This translation is from the Chinese Union Bible.
You may know it from the KJV as:
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
5:23 Meekness, temperance...
剛柔 is a term that means hardness and softness or hard and soft.
剛柔 is also the Chinese character origin of the martial arts style known as Cương Nhu.
Cương Nhu or Cuong Nhu was founded by Grandmaster Ngo Dong in 1965 in Hue, Vietnam, and brought to the U.S. in 1971.
剛 means hard, firm, strong, and just.
柔 means soft, flexible, supple, yielding, softness, and/or gentleness.
Until it was romanized in the mid-17th century by Portuguese missionaries with later influence by French missionaries, Vietnamese was exclusively written in Chinese characters. With some research, you can still figure out the original way to write most Vietnamese words and titles in Chinese characters. That is what I did here to figure out that Cuong Nhu would have been 剛柔 if established in ancient Vietnam.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|wēn róu / wen1 rou2 / wen rou / wenrou||wen jou / wenjou|
|on kou / onkou / on ko||wēn hòu / wen1 hou4 / wen hou / wenhou|
|Korean CKD Virtues||謙遜正直溫柔忍耐克己不屈|
|qiān xùn zhèng zhí wēn róu rěn nài kè jǐ bù qū|
qian1 xun4 zheng4 zhi2 wen1 rou2 ren3 nai4 ke4 ji3 bu4 qu1
qian xun zheng zhi wen rou ren nai ke ji bu qu
|ch`ien hsün cheng chih wen jou jen nai k`o chi pu ch`ü
chien hsün cheng chih wen jou jen nai ko chi pu chü
|shèng líng suǒ jié de guǒ zi jiù shì rén ài xǐ lè he píng rěn nài ēn cí liáng shàn xìn shí wēn róu jié zhì|
sheng4 ling2 suo3 jie2 de guo3 zi jiu4 shi4 ren2 ai4 xi3 le4 he ping2 ren3 nai4 en1 ci2 liang2 shan4 xin4 shi2 wen1 rou2 jie2 zhi4
sheng ling suo jie de guo zi jiu shi ren ai xi le he ping ren nai en ci liang shan xin shi wen rou jie zhi
|sheng ling so chieh te kuo tzu chiu shih jen ai hsi le ho p`ing jen nai en tz`u liang shan hsin shih wen jou chieh chih
sheng ling so chieh te kuo tzu chiu shih jen ai hsi le ho ping jen nai en tzu liang shan hsin shih wen jou chieh chih
|Cuong Nhu||剛柔||gou juu / goujuu / go ju||gāng róu / gang1 rou2 / gang rou / gangrou||kang jou / kangjou|
|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.
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.
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.