Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Matching Pair of Martial Arts Scrolls

This was a commission for a personal dojo. These Karateka study Shito-ryu style of Karate. The kakejiku or wallscrolls have a very simple style.

One scroll reads First Purify Your Mind. The Second reads One Punch, One Mind (Ikken Isshin 一拳一心). I used a lighter rosewood Jikusaki to contrast with the black cloth, but used the dark navy (Kon) hanging string to blend in with the black cloth. Customer requested a red ichimonji, which I think worked out very elegantly for this scroll.

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Scroll dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 92 10.97
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 14 1.67
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 55 6.56
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 220 26.24
Pillars 20 2.39
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 8 0.95
Chi 60 7.16
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 95 11.33
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 394 47.00

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