Thursday, April 28, 2011
Iaido Scroll-Hayashizaka Iai Dai Myo Jin
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I am so honored to be given this artwork to make into a scroll. The Calligraphy was given to this Martial Artist as a gift for the extensive research and direct lineage to this sword school in Japan, Muso Jikiken Eishin Ryu. This Iaido style traces its lineage back 22 generations to the founder Hayashizaki Jinsuke Minamoto no Shigenobu.
It is written in the Kaisho style, and reads Hayashizaki Iai Dai Myo Jin. The owner of the artwork confirmed to me that it would translate The Great Patron Deity of Iaido. Similar to Tenshin Katoryu it is said that this sword style was presented to Hayashizaki Jinsuke Minamoto no Shigenobu after praying for 100 days before the deity of the shrine, Kuma no Meijin.
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 12 36.36 1.43
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 112 339.36 13.36
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 430 1302.9 51.30
柱 Pillars 21.5 65.145 2.56
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 9 27.27 1.07
地 Chi 85 257.55 10.14
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 155 469.65 18.49