Monday, March 25, 2013

New Tansaku Kake Wallscroll

This scroll is no longer available for sale...but if you would like a commission of a similar scroll please e-mail to

This Tansaku Kake has a beautiful green cloth with a gold and silver pattern and an ecru top and bottom. It is handmade with a plastic ivory Jikusaki and Kodai Saniro Kakehimo. We will write a custom poem for anyone that purchases this scroll. It is on auction in e-bay for this week.

Dimensions as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 103 12.29
上中廻し Ue Chumawashi 46 5.49
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 25 2.98
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 120 14.31
Pillars 20 2.39
下中廻し Shita Chumawashi 32 3.82
Chi 50 5.96
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 65 7.75
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 351 41.87

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Fish Cannot live in Pure Water

I am listing this item on e-bay for bid.

The calligraphy on this wallscroll or Kakejiku is in the kaisho style. The cloth is a cotton, with a swirling design. The Ichimonji is a blue with koi in the pattern. The meaning is that, "if the water is too pure, a fish is not able to live in this environment." It is completed with a plastic ivory jikusaki and a Kon (Navy) hanging string.

Dimensions as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 103 12.29
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 13 1.55
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 77 9.19
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 107 12.76
Pillars 18.5 2.21
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 11 1.31
Chi 70 8.35
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 114 13.60
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 304 36.26

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bonsai Scroll for Northeast

This is a shikishi kake of a painting done by a family member of this bonsai artist. It is a beautiful silk that is a little under 1 meter long. It is completed with a rosewood (shitan) jikusaki and usukincha hanging string. If you would like to order a custom scroll or need help or ideas for a bonsai display please contact to Jonathan Maples at