Friday, June 3, 2011

Kakejiku Wallscroll for Judo

Finally a scroll for a Judoka. This was ordered by a Judo practitioner in the Western part of the US.

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It has the writing in a kaisho style with Judo as the main large two characters and the two concepts which are taken from the website.
Central to Kanō's vision for jūdō were the principles of seiryoku zen'yō (精力善用?, maximum efficiency, minimum effort) and jita kyōei (自他共栄?, mutual welfare and benefit). He illustrated the application of seiryoku zen'yō with the concept of jū yoku gō o seisu (柔よく剛を制す softness controls hardness?):

The scroll is done on a blue cloth with Gold on Red Ichimonji. The jikusaki is a Kokutan (Ebony) wood and the kakehimo is takuboku.

Scroll Dimensions in Bun/Inches are as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 131 15.63
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 110 13.12
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 445 53.08
Pillars 14 1.67
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 6.5 0.78
Chi 90.5 10.80
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 138 16.46
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 684 81.60

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