Saturday, March 28, 2015

Karate Dojo Scroll

This wallscroll was made for a martial arts dojo back  on the East Coast. It reads Taikyoku Budo Seiya Dojo. The writing is in Kaisho style. I am not happy with the way it turned out, because I only had about a week to make the scroll. This lends itself to many problems in the production process. I hope it hangs well in the long run. If you would like a custom scroll made please contact to (just give me more than 3 weeks to make it right!)

It has a brown ichimonji with a large karakusa pattern. The cloth is a benberugu green/gold color with a pine or cloud pattern (depending on who you ask). The scroll is finished with a black lacquer wood jikusaki that has a machined groove near the end. The Kakehimo is the Gold cloth, because it goes well with the Ichimonji.

The picture on the right is how it hangs in the customers dojo. I love how it turned out!

Dimensions are as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 116 13.84
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 16.5 1.97
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 55 6.56
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 222 26.48
Pillars 20 2.39
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 9 1.07
Chi 77.5 9.25
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 95 11.33
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 441 52.61

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Another Richard Man Wallscroll

This is another work by Richard Man.
This looks to me to be the character 
In Japanese this can read Yasui or Yasashii which can mean easy. However, it also has a meaning of fortune telling or divination. It looks to be written in Gyousho or Semi-Cursive style.

I made this scroll in the Fukuro Hyougu style, which is simple and elegant. I used a darker gold Suji (ribbon around the artwork) and a lighter reed color cloth. The Hanging string is a Kincha or gold and the Jikusaki are plastic 9 bun pieces.

Obviously he likes his works large this is a chart of the dimensions.
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 114 13.60
Suji 1.5 0.18
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 222 26.48
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 293 34.95
Pillars 8 0.95
Chi 75 8.95
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 241 28.75
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 485 57.86

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