Friday, November 16, 2018

Tenka Muso Wallscroll

This is a yoji jukugo 四字熟語 which is a four character idiom in Japanese that has significant meaning. Ten 天 is Heaven, Ka 下 is Below, Mu 無 is None, and Sou 双 is a pair. In short it can mean Peerless Under Heaven. In other words, no one on this earth can match you. If someone has a special gift or indomitable spirit in a certain aspect of their life this is a very appropriate phrase to use. The customer who ordered this is giving it to a special person, who overcame great obstacles to accomplish something good in their life.

The scroll utilizes a red cloth with a small 唐草 (arabesque) with a large flower arabesque Ichimonji. The jikusaki are an antique ebony with an antique 3 color hanging string. The scroll style is done in the Maru Hyougu format and the size is as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Millimeters Size in Inches
Ten 92 278.76 10.97

上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 12 36.36 1.43
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 57 172.71 6.80
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 217 657.51 25.89
Pillars 20 60.6 2.39
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 8.5 25.755 1.01

Chi 45 136.35 5.37
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 97 293.91 11.57
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 362.5 1098.375 43.24

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Sanso Print Taiga Orchid and Rocks

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This is print of the original painting made into a scroll. It is a very simple yet beautiful painting of Orchid and Rocks. It was painted by Ike Taiga. You can read about him on Wikipedia

The beauty of this scroll is the simple two step style. It seems to really go well with the simplicity of the painting.