Monday, December 2, 2013

Scroll with Last Name Translated into Japanese

This scroll is a Christmas present for a son who studies Japanese. Delving into the translation was difficult because of the limitation to four characters. But I feel that it was a successful idea. The idea for the scroll from the characters is The Possibility to Climb a Different Way or Path.

The scroll is done in a simple navy cloth in the Maru Hyougu style. It was written by Yoshimi Yamada Maples. It is in the Kaisho Block Print style. The Ichimonji is a large Karakusa (arbesque) that is gold on cream, a plastic ivory jikusaki and a light gold hanging string.

The dimensions are as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 95 11.33
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 10 1.19
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 54 6.44
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 224 26.72
Pillars 20 2.39
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 6 0.72
Chi 55 6.56
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 94 11.21
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 390 46.52

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