Japanese Uechi-Ryu Kanji Character Scroll

Japanese Uechi-Ryu Kanji Character Scroll
Japanese Uechi-Ryu Kanji Character Scroll
119.3cm
47"
62.7cm
24¾"

Typical Gallery Price: $100.00

Your Price: $46.88


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Japanese Uechi-Ryu Kanji Character Scroll living room view

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

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 44.2cm x 63cm ≈ 17½" x 24¾"

Silk/Brocade: 53.7cm x 119.3cm ≈ 21" x 47"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 62.7cm ≈ 24¾"

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上地流

Uechi-Ryu

Japanese Uechi-Ryu Kanji Character Scroll close up view

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

上地流 or Uechi-Ryū is the short name for a traditional style of Okinawan karate.

Uechi-Ryū is named after its creator, Kanbun Uechi. Uechi was an Okinawan man who left at the age of 19 for China to study Chinese martial arts and medicine.

The meaning of this title is "Uechi Flow", "Uechi Style" or "Uechi School". Although, the name 上地 or Uechi can mean "higher stages of practice" in the Buddhist context. Therefore, you can stretch the meaning to be "Higher-Stages-of-Practice Style".

Please note that while these Japanese Kanji characters can be pronounced in Chinese, this word is not well-known in China and is not considered part of the Chinese lexicon.


See my Uechi-Ryū custom Japanese Kanji wall scrolls page for more custom Japanese Kanji calligraphy options.


About the artist:

This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".


About the materials and construction of this wall scroll:

The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful silk brocade wall scroll. Except for the use of a lathe to turn the wooden knobs, this wall scroll is virutally 100% handmade from start to finish (even the paper is made by hand).


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Oct 18th, 2021

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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Typical Gallery Price: $100.00

Your Price: $46.88