Love for Humanity - Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.5cm x 59.4cm  ≈  12¾" x 23¼"

Silk/Brocade: 41.8cm x 115.5cm  ≈  16½" x 45½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.8cm  ≈  20"

Love for Humanity - Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll


Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love

Benevolence for the World

In Chinese and Korean, this means universal fraternity, brotherhood, or universal love.

In Japanese, this means charity, benevolence, philanthropy, or love for humanity.

Please note these subtle differences and take that into account depending on your intended audience (Chinese, Korean or Japanese).

About the calligrapher:

This was painted by a friend named Cao Zhang. He's a Buddhist calligrapher who currently lives in Lakeside, California with his wife, son, and daughter. His daughter and mine are schoolmates, and my wife can often be found at his special Buddhist meditation sessions.

More about the artwork:

This is painted on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.