Artwork Panel: 32.1cm x 89.3cm ≈ 12½" x 35¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.9cm x 151cm ≈ 16" x 59½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.9cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Discount Asian Art
Reason for discount: This scroll has a slight waviness that cannot be pressed out. It's very subtle, but these slight waves make me feel that I cannot sell this at full price.
This was created by an authentic Japanese calligrapher and would have been $100+ ($230+ from other dealers) if not for this minor flaw.
This Japanese proverb relays the vicissitudes of life. Some would more naturally translate it into English as "Always rising after a fall or repeated failures".
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The first Kanji is literally "7". The second means "fall down" (sometimes this Kanji means "turn around", "revolve" or "turn over", but in this case, it's holds the meaning of "fall"). The third is "8". And the last is "get up", "rouse", or "rise".
Basically if you fail 7 times, you should recover from those events and be prepared to rise an 8th time. This is also applies if it is the world or circumstances that knock you down seven times...
...just remember that you have the ability to bounce back from any kind of adversity.
Note: This can be pronounced two ways. One is "shichi ten hakki". The other is "nana korobi ya oki".
This item was listed or modified
Jul 1st, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.