I’m not even entirely sure this is Chinese versus Japanese. But I’ve come into possession of a massive (11x5 ft) piece of Asian art, and would like to translate the calligraphy as I suspect it relates to the landscape/scene that is portrayed in the picture. See image below and thanks for any help!

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The characters from right to left read "蓬萊仙境" - the island of immortals.

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    That’s 青島「貝」雕 (shell engraving)
    – dROOOze
    Commented Apr 30, 2023 at 10:24
  • @dROOOze You are correct. Thanks.
    – r13
    Commented Apr 30, 2023 at 15:19

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