Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dojo Scroll for Black Belt Advancement

This scroll was ordered by a Student for the Dojo Sensei.

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There were several students that passed their black belt exam and went in for a gift to the Dojo. The design was done very well and the wallscroll turned out very beautiful in the Navy cloth with the Cream and Large Karakusa (arabesque) pattern for the Ichimonji. The black wood lacquer jikusaki with the Aqua/Silver fleck just seems to let it go in a pattern from lightest to lighter to darker to darkest...I was very happy with the way the scroll turned out and was pleased with the end result.
The words are written in a Gyousho style by Ryugyoku Yamada and the meaning is Honor, Discipline and Adaptation are kind of the motto or Dojo Kun. We used more esoteric meaning with one character to represent the words because we thought that would be the better fit for the dojo, which has roots in Japanese/Okinawan based karate but also adapts with different styles.

I hope the Sensei likes the time and thought that the students put into designing the scroll.

Dimensions in traditional Japanese bun measurement are as follows:
Ten 121
Ue Ichimonji 7.5
Honshi no Habasa 54
Honshi no Nagas 194
Hashira 20
Shita Ichimonji 5
Chi 83
Total Scroll Width (About 12 Inches)
Total Scroll Length (About 49 Inches)

1 comment:

Zach said...

We just gave this gift to our Sensei not an hour ago and he loved it. Thank you both so much for the gift, it really was absolutely beautiful and greatly appreciated by our Sensei!