Thursday, May 31, 2012

Seishin Ryokudo Karate Scrolls

This is a return customer. Originally, he had asked us to translate the phrase "Way of Inner Strength" into Japanese. My wife ultimately came up with this translation. Seishin is spirit or the inner soul and Ryoku is another reading for strength or power. These beautiful scrolls are given as gifts I think. The cloth is a Silk with a very meditative pattern.

It is written in the Gyousho (Semi-cursive) style by Ryugyoku (Yoshimi Yamada Maples). I am very proud of the work she has done for me. Her writing is always consistent and brush strokes are always technically sound, even when there are multiple orders of the same saying or calligraphy.

The scrolls are finished with an ivory plastic jikusaki and usu kincha (gold) hanging string.

Dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 100 11.93
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 18 2.15
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 57 6.80
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 202 24.10
Pillars 17 2.03
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 11 1.31
Chi 67 7.99
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 91 10.86
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 398 47.48

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