Kiku Matsu Dojo Kakejiku

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  1. kakejiku

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    [​IMG]This customer ordered with a tight deadline and I was really worried whether it would be ready or not...but the scroll was just shipped this afternoon. This is a long thin scroll, with the Name of the Dojo in Gyousho or Semi-cursive style Japanese Calligraphy. I think the cloth is beautiful, and that is why I took a closeup of the cloth. It is styled with a deep gold on gold karakusa Ichimonji that transitions well into the green kireji. It is completed with a black lacquer wood jikusaki and a Takuboku design kake/makihimo.

    Dimensions as follows:
    Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches


    天 Ten 115 13.72

    上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31

    紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 54 6.44

    紙本の長さ Artwork Length 218 26.01

    柱 Pillars 16.5 1.97

    下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 7 0.84

    地 Chi 75 8.95

    掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 87 10.38

    掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 426 50.82

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    That looks fantastic. Just out of curiosity, is that dojo in Chicago?
     
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    I believe the person who ordered it lived in Indiana, but it was shipped to the Chicago Metro area...
     
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    I've visited a Kiku Matsu Dojo in Chicago before and it's a beautiful, very peaceful looking dojo. If that's where it's headed your scroll should look great there.
     
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    Is the dojo in Chicago one of the best you've seen ?
     
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    I haven't been to many aikido dojos but it's understated and has a very calm atmosphere. If I was a decorating man I'd say it was simple but elegant.
     

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