Kenjutsu / Kenjitsu
Japanese Martial Arts Calligraphy Scroll

Kenjutsu / Kenjitsu - Japanese Martial Arts Calligraphy Scroll
Kenjutsu / Kenjitsu - Japanese Martial Arts Calligraphy Scroll
110.6cm
43½"
44.6cm
17½"

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Kenjutsu / Kenjitsu - Japanese Martial Arts Calligraphy Scroll living room view

This calligraphy artwork will look great in your home or office.

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 26.5cm x 48.7cm ≈ 10½" x 19¼"

Silk/Brocade: 35.6cm x 110.6cm ≈ 14" x 43½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 44.6cm ≈ 17½"

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剣術

Kenjutsu Wall Scroll

Sword Way

Kenjutsu / Kenjitsu - Japanese Martial Arts Calligraphy Scroll close up view

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

In Japanese, the modern definition, using simple terms is "A martial art involving swords", "The art of the sword", or simply "Swordsmanship". The first character means sword while the second can literally mean way, method, or means.

This word has been somewhat incorrectly spelled and pronounced "Kenjitsu" about a third of the time. The correct Japanese Romaji is Kenjutsu with a U in the middle, not an I.

Note: In Chinese, this is the word for fencing (as in the Olympic sport). The first character is written in the Japanese variant for sword, so just think of this as being a Japanese word for a Japanese audience.


About the calligrapher:

Caobin 2017

I met Cao Bin years ago, and long before his fame. At that time, his wife was running a small house cleaning business. One day she was tidying up my mother-in-law's home in Beijing and overheard that I am in the business of selling Chinese calligraphy and artwork. She asked if I'd like to meet her husband who was a pretty good calligrapher as she described him with modesty.

The next evening, I visited his modest studio and saw some really nice calligraphy and great black ink bamboo paintings that he'd just finished. After a lot of tea drinking and chatting, I asked if I could commission a few pieces.

Through the years, I would occasionally buy a few more pieces, not realizing how famous he had become. I might pop by his studio, only to hear from his wife that he was down in Anhui receiving an award for his calligraphy (calligraphy competitions are comparable to the fervor that sports championships have in the rest of the world). It finally dawned on me that this man I had known for about 7 years was a premier calligrapher for whom books had been published featuring his work, and the recipient of numerous awards.

The best part is that I have guanxi (a word that kind of means "special relationship" in Chinese), he gives me better prices than anyone else. This really fits well with my philosophy to offer high quality Asian artwork that everyone can afford.

Ponytail Cao Bin

When I first met him, Cao Bin had a shaved head like a Buddhist monk. Years later, he has traded in that look for the ponytail that is expected of the eccentric Chinese artist

Frenzy of people watching Cao Bin

A frenzy of people watch Cao Bin create his calligraphy during a special event

Caobin in Studio

Cao Bin at his studio

Calligraphy Studio of Cao Bin

Full view of Cao Bin's calligraphy studio


More about the artwork:

This is painted on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.

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