Click the "Customize" button next to your name below to start your personalized guadeloupe island calligraphy artwork...
This is the Chinese name for Guadeloupe (overseas department of France).
gua1 de2 luo2 pu3 dao3
See Also: North America
島 means island in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
There are a few variants of this 島 character.
嶌 is sometimes used in Japan for place names. 嶋 is another variant that used to refer to the zone or area of operation of an organized crime gang or prostitution ring.
Be careful which character you use. But don’t worry, we’ll only write a proper island Kanji for you.
諾福克島 is the Chinese name for Norfolk Island.
Note: Sometimes written with one more character that means “ocean” making it Norfolk Ocean Island in Chinese.
See Also: Oceania
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Romaji (Romanized Japanese)
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese
|The Hawaiian Islands
|guā dé luō pǔ dǎo
gua1 de2 luo1 pu3 dao3
gua de luo pu dao
|kua te lo p`u tao
kua te lo pu tao
|The Hawaiian Islands
|xià wēi yí dǎo
xia4 wei1 yi2 dao3
xia wei yi dao
|hsia wei i tao
|tou / to
|dǎo / dao3 / dao
|nuò fú kè dǎo
nuo4 fu2 ke4 dao3
nuo fu ke dao
|no fu k`o tao
no fu ko tao
|pí tè kè ēn dǎo
pi2 te4 ke4 en1 dao3
pi te ke en dao
|p`i t`e k`o en tao
pi te ko en tao
|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.