Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tiger Scroll for Karate Dojo

This customer requested a gift for their dojo. The cloth selected is very appropriate considering this is the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac. This is a Maru Hyougu  style scroll that is written in the Kaisho (Block Print) style by Ryugyoku. I decided to use a red accent Ichimonji (brocade) in order to provide depth of color to the black and white in the cloth.
The writing in the middle are for the principles students must strive for as stressed by this dojo.
Sonkei is Respect
Tanren is Discipline
Chuugi is Loyalty

The scroll has a black Kakehimo which is good for blending into the cloth color of the scroll. I really enjoyed making this scroll and feel that it turned out really well.

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