Tuesday, April 13, 2010

登龍門Touryuumon

This is the phrase I chose as the theme for my 床の間 Toko no Ma display, which will be exhibited at the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture. This museum is located in Hanford, California.

This is going to be a beautiful display. There is a story behind the phrase Touryuumon, and will explain it at a later date. Just be aware that the scroll is done in a Sandan hyougu (Three Step) style. It is hard to see in this picture but the Chuumawashi cloth looks like red with tinted dragon scales. The white in the chi represents the mists on the water and the white in the ten represents the sky to which the dragon will ascend....

More coming after the competition.

2 comments:

VincenzoJ_Markle0727 said...

I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................

Kakejiku said...

Vincenzo Markle, thank you for your input. I hope you could understand more from the more recent post.