Mashu Dojo Wallscroll

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    This scroll was commissioned as a gift to a Dojo called the Mashu Dojo. At first I thought it had reference to a Koryu system based in the Satsuma region of Japan, but it actually is in reference to a lake in Hokkaido, which you can read about at this link.

    It is written in the gyousho semi-cursive style by Yoshimi Yamada Maples (Ryugoku). The scroll is unique in that the reference is to a lake, I inserted fish into the Ichimonji to add to the meaning. It is completed with a Rosewood (紫檀) Jikusaki and the Kogecha, Navy Hanging string.

    [​IMG]Dimensions as follows:

    Name in KanjiName in EnglishSize in BunSize in Inches
    天Ten11013.12
    上一文字Ue Ichimonji17.52.09
    紙本の幅さArtwork Width546.44
    紙本の長さArtwork Length21826.01
    柱Pillars252.98
    下一文字Shita Ichimonji131.55
    地Chi809.54
    掛け軸の幅さScroll Width10412.41
    掛け軸の長さScroll Length438.552.31

     

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