I made this scroll for a co-worker of mine. He is a martial artist that studied Judo and Shotokan style of Karate. He had a stroke last year, and I wanted to give him something that would remind him to never give up.
The phrase written is Nana Korobi Ya Oki. In English it means fall down seven times get up eight.
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