Artwork Panel: 33.5cm x 68cm ≈ 13¼" x 26¾"
Silk/Brocade: 41.4cm x 130cm ≈ 16¼" x 51¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.4cm ≈ 19¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is the title for "Karate-Do" in Japanese. This literally means, "Empty Hand Way".
Looking at the Kanji, the first means "empty" or "ether".
The second Kanji means "hand".
The third means "way" or "method".
This term is known worldwide as the most famous martial arts of Japan. The origins are thought to come from Kung Fu, but with movements simplified so it is easier to master and use.
See our Karate-Do custom Japanese Kanji wall scrolls page for more custom Japanese Kanji calligraphy options.
The materials used include special calligraphy paper and ink. The artwork was sent to our workshop in Beijing where we created a hand-built silk brocade wall scroll. By building the wall scroll at our own workshop, we save you a lot of money.
This is economy Japanese calligraphy by Japanese calligrapher whose pen name is Kougetsu. Kougetsu is a high-quality calligrapher from Japan, offering her work at a bargain price. You would easily pay $230 or more for the same quality of Japanese calligraphy and wall scroll mounting if purchased in Japan. Famous calligrapher's often demand $2500 or more, without a perceived increase in quality.
Therefore, this very nice, authentic Japanese calligraphy wall scroll is a true bargain, and allows you to get "Japanese quality" at a very discounted price.
This item was listed or modified
Mar 5th, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.
Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).
If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.