Friday, March 2, 2012

摩周道場 Mashu Dojo Kakejiku

This scroll was commissioned as a gift to a Dojo called the Mashu Dojo. At first I thought it had reference to a Koryu system based in the Satsuma region of Japan, but it actually is in reference to a lake in Hokkaido, which you can read about at this link.

It is written in the gyousho semi-cursive style by Yoshimi Yamada Maples (Ryugoku). The scroll is unique in that the reference is to a lake, I inserted fish into the Ichimonji to add to the meaning. It is completed with a Rosewood (紫檀) Jikusaki and the Kogecha, Navy Hanging string.

Dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 110 13.12
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 17.5 2.09
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 54 6.44
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 218 26.01
Pillars 25 2.98
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 13 1.55
Chi 80 9.54
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 104 12.41
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 438.5 52.31

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