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Shadow Karate-Do Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll


Shadow Karate-Do Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll
Shadow Karate-Do Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll
130.6cm
51½"
46.2cm
18¼"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 28.2cm x 68cm  ≈  11" x 26¾"

Silk/Brocade: 37.2cm x 130.6cm  ≈  14½" x 51½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 46.2cm  ≈  18¼"

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Shadow Karate-Do Print

Shadow Karate-Do Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

Unryu Paper

This is a thin sheet of unryu (cloud dragon) paper against a dark background. The dark background serves to amplify the white fibers that give this paper its unique look. As artwork in real life, unryu has a slightly 3D effect with the coarse white fibers embedded throughout - but this is very hard to relay in a photograph.

This is the title Karate-Do in Japanese Kanji with shadows of famous karate moves in the background. It's hard to capture just how cool this wall scroll is via a tiny image on the internet. But your satisfaction is guaranteed, so I will buy it back with a full refund if you are not delighted.

I created this fine art giclee print on a special handmade unryu paper (which is also known as "Dragon Cloud" paper). Although impossible to photograph, in real life, you will see many white fibers embedded in this handmade paper. I love the way this print came out - and I love unryu paper. I just wish photography would do it justice - you gotta see this in person to appreciate it.

I am experimenting with different designs and papers, so each one that I create is unique.

I can also make one custom to your specifications - just contact me.

This item was listed or modified
Jul 30th, 2018

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Gary's random little things about China:

Crossing the Street: Human Frogger in 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.

Typical Gallery Price: $110.00

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