Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bonsai Display Scroll Spring Poem

This is a Japanese poem that reads 梅華新発, which could be read Baika Ochita ni Hiraku. The essence of the meaning of the poem is the Plum and grasses that become, makes old things become renewed. I made this scroll small intentionally due to the backdrop available for the bonsai display.

The color scheme was kept intentionally as a green, to reinforce the renewal of color that occurs during this season. Although the scroll was made in a Maru Hyougu style, I made the Hashira (side pillars) was made thin to mimick the rinpo hyougu style. The ichimonji is a large, gold arabesque on a green background. The kireji (main cloth) is a light green with a silver and gold wave pattern. The hanging string is a darker green (uguisu), and the jikusaki is a Shitan Nuri (Rosewood Stain) wood.

The writing is in the sousho, full cursive style, and was written by Yoshimi "Ryugyoku" Yamada. Dimensions of the scroll listed below.

    Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 85 10.14
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 38 4.53
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 107 12.76
Pillars 3 0.36
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 7 0.84
Chi 45 5.37
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 44 5.25
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 255 30.42

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