Friday, June 28, 2013

Scroll One in Japan Completed

This is the first of three scrolls completed in Japan. I learned many new techniques, such as the use of Fukushima Silk, Naka Urauchi and attaching and completing Fuutai for scrolls. This scroll or kakejiku is specifically made for the ABS 2013 convention, but if you would like to purchase before email to

This is a picture of Oriental Ducks, painted by Natsuko Horinouchi of Germany. I think it is very nicely done. I used the white chuumawashi pattern to reinforce rippling water and the Ichimonji and Ten/Chi to be shades of pond water as well. It is completed with a silver Kakehimo, and Ceramic Jikusaki that are also light blue and blend well with the Chi portion of the scroll.

Dimensions as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 95 11.33
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 30 3.58
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 12 1.43
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 85 10.14
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 296 35.31
Pillars 8 0.95
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 8 0.95
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 20 2.39
Chi 50 5.96
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 101 12.05
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 499 59.53

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