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mǎ nī
Mani Scroll

瑪妮 is the name Mani in Chinese (Mandarin).

Mani Scroll

マニ is the name Mani in Japanese.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Om Mani Padme Hum

Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ

ǎn mó nǐ bō míng hǒu
on mani padomei un
Om Mani Padme Hum Scroll

唵麼抳鉢訥銘吽 is one of the earliest and best known mantras in the Buddhist tradition.

It can be heard in temples from Tokyo to Tibet.

This mantra is an expression of the basic attitude of compassion. It translates literally as, "oṃ the jewel in the lotus hūṃ".

Om Mani Padme Hum

ǎn ma ní bā mī hōng
Om Mani Padme Hum Scroll

唵嘛呢叭咪吽 is the Avalokiteshvara mantra in Mandarin Chinese.

This chant is usually romanized as "Om Mani Padme Hum" from Sanskrit.

From Tibetan, it's "Om Mani Peme Hung".

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
mǎ nī / ma3 ni1 / ma ni / mani
Om Mani Padme Hum唵麼抳鉢訥銘吽
on mani padomei un
ǎn mó nǐ bō míng hǒu
an3 mo2 ni3 bo1 ne4 ming2 hou3
an mo ni bo ne ming hou
an mo ni po ne ming hou
Om Mani Padme Hum唵嘛呢叭咪吽ǎn ma ní bā mī hōng
an3 ma5 ni2 ba1 mi1 hong1
an ma ni ba mi hong
an ma ni pa mi hung
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.

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.

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