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Jujitsu / Jujutsu
Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scroll


Jujitsu / Jujutsu - Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scroll
120.6cm
47½"
49.5cm
19½"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.4cm x 65.4cm  ≈  12¼" x 25¾"

Silk/Brocade: 40.5cm x 120.6cm  ≈  16" x 47½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.5cm  ≈  19½"

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This wall scroll is discounted because of some minor folding lines in the paper. These were probably creases in the paper before it was mounted into a wall scroll, but in this case, they are somewhat visible.

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Jujitsu Wall Scroll

Jujitsu / Jujutsu - Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

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

This word has been somewhat incorrectly spelled and pronounced "Jujitsu" for some time in the English-speaking world. The correct Japanese Romaji is jūjutsu or Juujutsu.

A little background on the word: By combining the Kanji pronounced "Ju" (which means flexible, pliable, gentle, yielding) with the Kanji pronounced "Jutsu" (which means art, or technique), we get a meaning that can be translated as "flexible technique", "gentle art" or "yielding technique".
This word does make sense in Chinese as well, although pronounced, "rou shu" in China.

The Jujutsu system has a history in Japan that started well-before the 1600's. Some see this style as a variation of the "Empty Hand Method" (Karate-do). Even the samurai of old used some Jujutsu methods in defending themselves with their unarmed hands against weapons that could pierce their heavy armor.

There are convoluted relationships between various schools and systems of martial arts, but it's generally accepted that Jujutsu led to the development of Judo and a few other variations.


See our Jujitsu page for more custom Japanese Kanji calligraphy options related to Jujitsu and Judo.

This item was listed or modified
Mar 24th, 2018

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my soy sauce?

When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.

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