Monday, April 9, 2012

Turning Over a New Leaf Wallscroll (掛け軸)

 This was Yoshimi's Kakizome no Hi or New Years Day writing for 2012. It reads 心気一転 Shinki Itten which means to Turn Over a New Leaf. I thought it was very appropriate for New Years.

This is probably a new scroll style for some, but the two-tone has been around for many years in Japan. As a result of this phrase, I decided to try something a little different and put the cloths with the Hashira at a diaganol. This is turning over a new leaf for me in trying something new and being able to have it work. I did have a little bit of trouble with the mimiori on this scroll, but it still turned out OK. The upper cloth is a Teal and the lower is a goldenrod. It is in the Fukuro Hyougu style with no Ichimonji.

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