Thursday, April 19, 2012

Customer Judo Scrolls

These scrolls are a pairing for a dojo back East. Using the lighter cloth has a less ominous feel than many of the scrolls I have made for Dojos lately. Which is a good thing considering the meaning of the works.
These are the creeds for Judo. Jita Kyouei (Left) and Seiryoku Zenyou (Right). They mean Mutual Welfare and Benefit and Maximum Efficiency Minimum Effort.. Readers can learn more at this wikipedia link on Judo.

The calligraphy is written in the Gyousho style by Yoshimi Yamada Maples. (Ryugyoku 龍玉) The cloths are an off-white, almost eggshell coloring. The jikusaki are plastic ivory and the hanging string is the takuboku (White with Blue arrow)

Dimensions are as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 103 12.29
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 10 1.19
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 54 6.44
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 220 26.24
Pillars 19 2.27
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 6 0.72
Chi 75 8.95
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 92 10.97
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 414 49.39

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