Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gift Custom Wallscroll

This was a gift commission. It has a family name at the top and then a phrase. In English we normally say like two peas in a pod to indicate how two people are alike. This phrase is slightly altered to read Like two pods in a pea. It is an inside joke because one time this phrase was said just like this.  If you would like a custom handmade wallscroll, please email to sales@customjapanesecalligraphy.com

Due to the nature of the plant theme, I used a dark green on gold Ichimonji with a yellow/green wave pattern intermediary cloth. The Ten/Chi (top and bottom) is a light green. The scroll order also included a black gold pattern Fuuchin, with a dark green hanging tassel. The hanging string is the uguisu which is a dark green. I tried to go to Lightest, Dark Green, Lightest Yellow Green, Darker Green, back to Dark Green. I think it provides a very harmonious transition.

The calligraphy was done by Yoshimi Yamada Maples, and it is in the Kaisho style. The scroll is in the Sandan Hyougu format. Dimensions are below:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 84 10.02
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 50 5.96
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 13 1.55
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 111 13.24
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 448 53.44
Pillars 20 2.39
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 10 1.19
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 35 4.18
Chi 55 6.56
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 151 18.01
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 682 81.36

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