This was a gift that went to our neighbor to the North. It was for a lady who wanted to do something special for her significant other. She went all out on ordering a special cloth, Fuuchin and kiribako for storing the kakejiku. Her spouse practices Martial Arts, which make this kakejiku a great gift.
The next thing she did was give me one line of the epitaph written for Lord Byron's dog Boatswain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epitaph_to_a_Dog . The line read:
The first to welcome, foremost to defend
Yoshimi kept the line of poetry in traditional calligraphy and translated the phrase only using Kanji characters and no syllabic Hiragana or Katakana. It is written in Kaisho style, very formal, and is framed in an informal maru hyougu stle. The scroll's Fuuchin are very beautiful and both the Kakehimo and Fusa (Tassel) for the Fuuchin is in Kincha (Gold Brown). The scroll is completed with a Kokutan Hone Tsuke Designed Jikusaki.
The size of the scroll is as follows:
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