Saturday, June 29, 2013

Japanese Scroll II

This is the second scroll I made in Japan with my Sensei's direction. I was learning techniques such as Nakaurauchi, Fuutai and the use of Fukushimaginu.
It was made specifically for the American Bonsai Society convention in New York, where I will be conducting a scrollmaking workshop and a display seminar. It is available for sale and inquiries should be made to .
This is a sumie painting of a Cuckoo or 杜鵑
It is painted by American artist Darlene Dihel, who resides in the Pacific Northwest. It is done in the 大和表具 Yamato Hyougu style. The Ichimonji is a Kinran, the Chuumawashi is a pure silk, and the Ten/Chi is a Shike silk. It is completed with a Brown Kakehimo that has red/green fleck to complement the chuumawashi. The Shike is a light tan earth tone and the jikusaki is a light almost ivory color wood piece.

Dimensions of the scroll are as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 90 10.74
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 44 5.25
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 12 1.43
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 56 6.68
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 203 24.22
Pillars 5 0.60
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 8 0.95
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 22 2.62
Chi 45 5.37
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 66 7.87
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 412 49.15

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