We specialize in custom handmade Japanese Kanji & Chinese character calligraphy artwork
Pick from 15 colors of silk brocade. Along with custom options like 2-tone silk.
Your favorite philosophy, word, phrase, or name goes here.
Your custom wall scroll is built by hand at our workshop.
Delivered to you in a few weeks.
Welcome to my...
I co-founded Oriental Outpost 14 years ago when I was teaching English in Beijing.
I am a nerd, web designer, adventurer, TV co-host in China, former Marine, and current U.S Soldier (one weekend per month).
Life is far from boring for me.
If you're looking to buy hand-painted Chinese artwork or Japanese calligraphy at discount prices, you've come to the right place. All artwork here is fair trade, and created by independent Chinese, Korean & Japanese artists.
While this artwork is of the highest quality available, my prices are much lower than those of most art galleries, around the world & even inside China, Japan & Korea. The reason is, all these artists are my personal friends that I have developed while living and traveling in China and Japan. There is no middle man because all the artwork is mounted in my workshop just outside Beijing.
If you are looking for...
Custom Chinese Character or Japanese Kanji Symbol Calligraphy Wall Scrolls, Asian Dragon Artwork, Birds & Flowers, Asian Philosophy Art, Paintings of Horses, Cats & Kitten Art, or Southern Chinese Peasant Folk Art.
...I have something for you.
There are 1004 ready-to-ship Chinese/Japanese wall scrolls and paintings for sale on my website.
And, a BILLION combinations of custom Japanese & Chinese calligraphy wall scrolls.
Xing An-Ping and I in front of my studio door in California last year.
He wrote the calligraphy for the logo on my door.
This was during a trip when Xing An-Ping, his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and grandchild came to visit and vacation with us in the USA.
As we came out of the Chinese New Years holiday this past February, I got a message from Master Calligrapher Xing An-Ping that he had been admitted to the hospital with a probable case of pneumonia.
A couple weeks later, he informed me that the diagnosis was leukemia. All of us were quite shocked. However, Xing An-Ping indicated that he fully planned to write calligraphy between his weeks of chemotherapy.
I knew the future might be bleak, but I expected that difficult future was a few years away.
On April 8th, 2017, I received a message from his wife. Xing An-Ping passed from this life and started his journey to the next. His death is a huge shock.
I am proud and honored to have been able to call myself his friend for the past 12 years. We were so close that my family and his vacationed together just last year in California.
I learned so much from him, and he provided my customers such great calligraphy all these years. He would occasionally mention how very satisfied he was to know that his artwork now hangs in the homes of people in roughly 65 countries around the world. And now that calligraphy is his legacy that lives on.
This loss is so great that I am having trouble even articulating just what this means to myself, my wife, and my small staff at Oriental Outpost. The artists that I work with in this business have always felt like family to me, perhaps now more than ever.
More than 20,000 orders shipped to 80 countries in the past 15 years!
You can see our artwork display in the background of this fighting match.