Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ichinen Sanzen Scroll

This scroll is for sale at $150.00 (Shipping Included). To purchase this scroll contact to It is a phrase in Japanese Buddhism which is described in the following link as,
The renowned sixth-century Buddhist scholar T'ien-t'ai (538-97) developed a meditative practice to enable people to perceive the boundless extent of their lives at each moment. He also developed a theoretical system to describe this reality. He called this "three thousand realms in a single moment of life" (Jpn. ichinen sanzen).Ichinen sanzen demonstrates that the entire phenomenal world exists in a single moment of life.
The number three thousand is arrived at through the following calculation: 10 worlds or potential conditions of life, which are each mutually inclusive (10 x 10) x 10 factors x 3 realms of existence.
The scroll is made of a pure silk cloth with a green brown mandala type pattern in it. The blue ichimonji was used to symbolize the 3,000 realms. It is written in a Gyousou style.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tansaku Kake Scroll

The tansaku is a size of paper. This is to hang shikishi that are in the tansaku size. It is a very narrow scroll. It is made of two shouken cloths. The chuumawashi is a cocoa with a diamond shaped karakusa (arabesque). The top is a golden hue pure silk.

The scroll is finished with a kokutan, (ebony) jikusaki and a kincha hanging string.

Mounting the scrolls in this styles allows one to change the pictures only and not the entire scroll. I have not put the painting in this scroll on purpose for the purchaser.

Dimensions as follows:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Small Tansaku sized Wallscroll

This was a refurbished scroll for a customer from the GSBF in 2015. It is a Yamato style looking painting with a poem, river and cherry blossoms.

It is mounted in the three step (Sandan Hyougu) style. The chuumawashi cloth is a dark brown with an Ivy and Chrysanthemum arabesque. The ichimonji has a wave pattern and is gold on white background. The ten/chi is a khaki colored benberugu cloth. It is finished with rosewood jikusaki and the Kodai Saniro hanging string.

Dimensions of the scroll as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 114 13.60
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 39 4.65
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 12 1.43
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 19 2.27
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 118 14.08
Pillars 18 2.15
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 8 0.95
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 23 2.74
Chi 72 8.59
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 55 6.56
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 374 44.61