Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kakejiku for Martial Artist

忍耐 創造 Nintai Souzou Patience Creativity
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This hanging scroll (掛け軸Kakejiku) was made as a gift for a martial artist. It is going as a set with a hand-made 剖検 Bouken, which is the wooden training sword used for martial arts training. The taupe cloth provides a sense of the natural world. The red ichimonji was selected to remind the practitioner of swordsmanship that the sword can draw blood. Care should be taken to use it for self-defense purposes only. The black lacquered wood jikusaki is a perfect complement to this scroll.

This scroll is written in the Gyousho style by 龍玉Ryugyoku. Some individuals have looked on keywords specifically for styles of writing. One way to tell if a piece is written in the semi-cursive style is that the character is still legible, but strokes will be connected by tapered, faint lines.

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches

天 Ten 144 17.18

上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 10 1.19

紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 78 9.30

紙本の長さ Artwork Length 111 13.24

柱 Pillars 25 2.98

下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 6 0.72

地 Chi 88 10.50

掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 128 15.27

掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 359 42.83

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