Friday, December 16, 2011

First Name in Japanese Kakejiku

This wallscroll was ordered for a person who commissioned two scrolls for a wife's and daughter's first name. The first one is with a beautiful light pink Kireji (cloth) that is a silk. The pattern in the cloth is a faint, wispy line, so I tried to use the complementary flowing lines in the ichimonji to complement the design of the cloth.

In most situations, customers do not order special Kakehimo. Hanging thread, but in this case the customer put a lot of thought and ordered the Sakura, which is a pink thread with dark fleck design. It went really well with the scroll, and makes it that much better in my opinion. The shitan (rosewood) jikusaki also provides a good dark color to contrast well with the light pink.

The writing is done in a semi-cursive style called gyousho. It is a very nice design for this scroll. Dimensions of the scroll are listed below. If you would like to order a custom handmade scroll, contact to or visit to Other name scrolls can be viewed here. or here

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 105 12.53
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 76 9.07
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 105 12.53
Pillars 23.5 2.80
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 6 0.72
Chi 68 8.11
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 123 14.67
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 295 35.19   

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