Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Scroll Sold through Bonsai Auction

This is the first scroll I had sell through an auction. Only one bid, but hey who's complaining!
I hope the bonsai artist can display it with a beautiful tree and it will provide a good accent for a display.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Takemusu Aiki Dojo Wallscroll

Here is a kakejiku just completed for a customer on the East coast. They are opening an Aikido dojo and I have completed this scroll for them. It is a very well brushed work in Kaisho style. Very formal and I think it will go well with the dojo. The scroll has a purse silk and and shike cloth Ten/Chi. It is in the Yamato Hyougu style. It is completed with a shitan jikusaki and Kodai Saniro Kakehimo.

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Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 95 11.33
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 34 4.06
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 14 1.67
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 104 12.41
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 225 26.84
Pillars 20.5 2.45
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 9 1.07
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 20 2.39
Chi 60 7.16
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 145 17.30
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 443 52.85