Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fumio Demura Black Belt Magazine Cover

This giclee print was provided by Black Belt Magazine at a tournament in which Custom Japanese Calligraphy was a vendor. They requested a red background for the scroll.
Fumio Demura is a noted teacher of karate, martial arts circuit demonstrator, and acted as the stunt double for Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid Movies.
This is a two step scroll or Nidan Hyougu. The white background of the printer paper was used as the Chumawashi while a red cloth was used for the Ten and Chi. (Please see previous blogs for explanations of these terms, or visit to A black jikusaki complements the work along with the Red Kakehimo which is similar to the cloth.
We hope the office at Black Belt Magazine loves this work as much as I enjoyed making it for them.

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