Monday, April 11, 2011

Scroll for Bonsai Artist

It has been about a year and a half since an order for a scroll from a bonsai enthusiast was placed. This scroll is very soothing. It is a nature/serenity poem about the stillness when deep in the woods.

If you would like to order a custom scroll there are three ways to get started: 1. Go to my shopping site at 2. Download my scroll design workbook from my website at to read about the concepts behind kakejiku or wallscroll design. 3. E-mail to me directly at 

The writing was done in the sousho format. The cloth is bone colored. The Kakehimo is takuboku (which is crow in Japanese. I will repost dimensions tomorrow, but it is a little over four feet.

The Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Stained Shitan (rosewood) jikusaki really add to the overall elegance and character of this scroll. Along with the Deep gold ichimonji used to capture the rays of light reaching one as they are hiking through the forest.

Name in Kanji / Name in English / Size in Bun/ Size in Centimeters / Size in Inches

天 Ten 120 363.6 14.31

上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 8 24.24 0.95

紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 55 166.65 6.56

紙本の長さ Artwork Length 210 636.3 25.05

柱 Pillars 12 36.36 1.43

下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 5 15.15 0.60

地 Chi 83 251.49 9.90

掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 79 239.37 9.42

掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 426 1290.78 50.82

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