Longevity Chinese / Japanese Crane Painting Wall Scroll

Longevity Chinese / Japanese Crane Painting Wall Scroll
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Crane Art
  • Model: CPCA0002
  • Created by Artist: Lingxue
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This is not a Print! This custom original Japanese crane art painting scroll hanging is 100% hand-painted by our talented artist.


About This Chinese / Japanese Crane Painting Artwork Wall Scroll


xin xiang chang shou japanese kanji pinyin

Fragrance Longevity


chinese japanese crane painting artwork wall scroll

Close up view of this colorful Japanese crane art in Chinese painting


* Painting Size: 40" x 20" (100cm x 50cm), Length of Silk Scroll: 65" (164cm), Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 27" (67cm);


There are two red crown cranes painted on handmade rice paper, they have colorful. The first four characters on the right mean fragrance longevit(xin xiang chang shou in Hanyu pinyin), xin xiang mean fragrance, chang shou mean longevity. The others on the left are the personal inscription of our artist’s signature and time of creation.


About Red Crown Crane


The Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), also called the Japanese Crane or Manchurian Crane, is a large crane and is the second rarest crane in the world.


In East Asia, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity and fidelity. At 140-150 cm (55-60 inches) high, the crane does not make easy prey, for all that it stands out in its natural habitat of marshes and swamps. When it matures, the Red-crowned Crane is snow white with a patch of red skin on its head. This patch of skin becomes bright red when the crane becomes angry or excited. This species is the heaviest crane, typically 7.7–10- kg (17-22 lb), although large Sarus Cranes are taller.The maximum known weight of a male Red-crowned Crane is 15 kg (33 lbs.)


In the spring and summer, the Red-crowned Crane breeds in Siberia and occasionally in northeastern Mongolia (i.e., Mongol Daguur Strictly Protected Area). Normally the crane lays 2 eggs, with only one surviving. Later, in the fall, it migrates in flocks to Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and other countries in East Asia to spend the winter. All Red-crowned Cranes migrate, except for a flock that is resident in Hokkaidō.


The crane eats small amphibians, aquatic invertebrates, insects, and plants that grow in marshes and swamps. The habitats used are marshes, riverbanks, rice fields, and other wet areas


Crane in Japanese Culture


In Japan, this crane is known as the tancho and is said to live for 1,000 years. A pair of Red-crowned Cranes were used in the design for the Series D 1000 yen note (reverse side). In the Ainu language, the Red-crowned Crane is known as sarurun kamuy or marsh kamuy. At Tsurui they are one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.


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