Friday, May 1, 2015

Smaller Cloudy Moon Scroll

This is another painting by Mariusz Szmerdt of Poland. He was working on a cloudy moon for another customer, and this was an iteration to make sure it worked properly.

The full moon is often times an Autumn symbol in Japanese culture. Rather than design this neutrally with the cloths, I decided to make this specific for the season. I styled it in a Nidan Hyougu style, which is a little more formal than the Maru Hyougu style, but a little less formal than the Sandan or Yamato Hyougu style. I think this scroll would work best for a Juniper in a Moyou style. I would not pair a deciduous tree for a fall display, because the cloth already has reds and yellows in it. The red/yellow chuumawashi cloth is a pure silk (Shoken). The Ten/Chi light brown cloth is also a (shike) silk. The scroll is finished with ebony jikusaki that are 8 bun in diameter, and the hanging string is the Kodai San Iro.

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Dimensions of the scroll as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 78 9.30
上中廻し Ue Chumawashi 43 5.13
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 79 9.42
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 104 12.41
Pillars 20 2.39
下中廻し Shita Chumawashi 27 3.22
Chi 43 5.13
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 119 14.20
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 295 35.19

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