Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Martial Arts Order

This was a kakejiku order for a Martial Artist in the Western US. In the beginning, he wanted to order a plain light green cloth, but I had this in stock and thought it would be better. It is written in the Semi-cursive style called gyousho and reads 練習 Renshu or Practice. In the original translation I was thinking to use the word Kunren or training, but I felt this was more appropriate as it is more individual. It is written by Ryugyoku (Yoshimi Yamada Maples).

It is completed with a Kurenai (Deep Crimson) dull lacquer wood jikusaki and a takuboku Hanging string. It was an enjoyable order to get finished.
Dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 114 13.60
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 12 1.43
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 77 9.19
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 106 12.64
Pillars 10 1.19
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 6.5 0.78
Chi 70 8.35
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 97 11.57
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 308.5 36.80

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