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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Japanese Philosophy Wall Scroll


Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - Japanese Philosophy Wall Scroll
161cm
63¼"
50.6cm
20"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.4cm x 101.7cm  ≈  12¾" x 40"

Silk/Brocade: 41.6cm x 161cm  ≈  16¼" x 63¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.6cm  ≈  20"

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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Japanese Calligraphy Scroll


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".

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - Japanese Philosophy Wall Scroll close up view

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".


If you click on the "Add to Cart" button, you will get the exact wall scroll pictured here, created by Japanese calligrapher Kougetsu of Japan.

All of our Asian calligraphy scrolls are hand painted with special ink on xuan paper and then the wall scroll is built by hand using rice paper, silk, wood etc.

Asian calligraphy is only practiced by those with a keen and agile hand. It is an art that dates back thousands of years, and great artists, writers, and poets are often admired for their calligraphy ability and style.

This hanging scroll is really nice since it doesn't require framing. Just hang it on your wall as Asian people have done for centuries.


About this artwork...

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.


About the artist...

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
Feb 14th, 2016

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my fortune cookie?

So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.

Typical Gallery Price: $260.00

$118.88

SOLD