We have many options to create artwork with Responsibility characters on a wall scroll or portrait.
If you want to create a cool Responsibility Asian character tattoo, you can purchase that on our Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Image Service page and we'll help you select from many forms of ancient Asian symbols that express the idea of responsibility.
責任 is the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word for "responsibility".
責任 can also refer to someone who is willing to take the blame when things go wrong (instead of making excuses or passing the blame to someone else). While this is a noble idea, I think it is getting more rare these days in both eastern and western cultures.
Also associated with the idea of "duty."
職責 is a Chinese and Korean word that means duty or responsibility.
If you have a sense of duty or sense of responsibility, this might be the wall scroll that you want to hang above your desk. It is a great way to quietly remind yourself to take pride in your duties at all times.
In a different context, this can mean "official duties" or "position".
守土有責 is a Chinese proverb that expresses one's duty to defend the country.
守 means to guard, to defend, to keep watch, to abide by the law, and/or to observe (rules or ritual).
土 means land, earth, or soil.
有 is a possessive modifier in effect meaning, "is a".
責 means duty or responsibility.
So you get a literal translation of "Protecting [the] land is [a] duty/responsibility".
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|sekinin||zé rèn / ze2 ren4 / ze ren / zeren||tse jen / tsejen|
|zhí zé / zhi2 ze2 / zhi ze / zhize||chih tse / chihtse|
|Duty to Defend and Protect Country||守土有責|
|shǒu tǔ yǒu zé|
shou3 tu3 you3 ze2
shou tu you ze
|shou t`u yu tse
shou tu yu tse
|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.