Thursday, August 2, 2012

Distant Mountains Bonsai Scroll

This was an order from the ABS/BCI convention in Denver Colorado. I had shown a picture of a distant mountain, but this individual wanted 3 mountains instead of one. Additionally, they wanted a little more Western feel to it.

They had a difficult time selecting the cloth but they wanted a gray. I thought the faint lines in this cloth could either represent fog or flowing water subconsciously. He agreed. It is finished with an ivory plastic Jikusaki and the Light Gray (Nezumi Iro) Hanging string.

I do not know what bonsai they will ultimately display with the scroll, but I feel it is versatile enough to go with many different evergreens in a variety of different stylings.

Scroll Dimensions:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun (Inches)

天 Ten 116 (13.84)

上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 (1.31)

紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 94 (11.21)

紙本の長さ Artwork Length 116 (13.84)

柱 Pillars 16 (1.91)

下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 7 (0.84)

地 Chi 64 (7.63)

掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 126 (15.03)

掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 314 (37.46)

If you would like a custom made scroll for displaying your bonsai contact to me at

1 comment:

Kakejiku said...

I received the distant mountain scene today.

It's beautiful.

The craftsmanship is excellent.