Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Another Bird Scroll for ABS

This is another scroll done for the convention at the American Bonsai Society. It was painted by the
artist Natsuko Horinouchi. She really followed the example for this one quite well. It is a Shrike in monochrome, perched on a dried twig. It is a very beautiful example of a fall season scroll for display with a bonsai, ikebana or sanyasou.

 The scroll is done in a three step style called Sandan Hyougu. The hashira or pillars surrounding the vertical sides of the artwork are very narrow, only 5 Bun wide. So this scroll could be considered a Rinpou Hyougu style as well.

The Goldenrod on the top and bottom are a shike cloth and the chuumawashi is a green/gold with a smaller leaf karakusa (arabesque). The Ichimonji is a kinran with a large gold flower pattern on a light tan color background. The scroll is completed with a Kincha (Brown) hanging string and a wooden jikusaki that was salvaged off of an old scroll. This gives it a more rustic feel.

Scroll dimensions as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 126 15.03
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 30 3.58
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 60 7.16
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 295 35.19
Pillars 5 0.60
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 6 0.72
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 20 2.39
Chi 60 7.16
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 70 8.35
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 537 64.06

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