Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Japanese Proverb Giclee Print Scroll

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - Japanese Proverb Giclee Print Scroll
Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - Japanese Proverb Giclee Print Scroll
88.3cm
34¾"
41.8cm
16½"

Typical Gallery Price: $100.00

Your Price: $38.88


• Delivered to you in Ashburn by Mar 2nd.
• Standard shipping is just $3.80 for any order.
• Limited Edition Print - I might make more.
• Fine Art Giclée Print.
• Handmade Wall Scroll.
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Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 24cm x 33.1cm ≈ 9½" x 13"

Silk/Brocade: 32.8cm x 88.3cm ≈ 13" x 34¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 41.8cm ≈ 16½"

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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Japanese Calligraphy Scroll


This Japanese proverb relays the vicissitudes of life. It relays the idea of always rising again after a fall or repeated failures. In the background is an Enso symbol or Zen Circle which reinforces the idea of the cycle that this proverb represents.

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - Japanese Proverb Giclee Print 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 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 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 in two ways. One is "shichi ten hakki". The other is "nana korobi ya oki".


My Little Experiment

New Print Scrolls Hanging

A new batch of printed calligraphy scrolls, hanging in the studio, awaiting proper photography.

I felt like messing around with doing some giclée print calligraphy with various backgrounds. I came up with some layouts that I really like, and passed them around with my Chinese and Japanese friends who gave them rave reviews.

After giclée printing them on Japanese-made kozo paper, I sent the raw artwork off to Beijing to my workshop where they were built into wall scrolls by hand.

If you want a custom print scroll with your design, or other calligraphy, just contact me.

This item was listed or modified
Jan 26th, 2020

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About My Giclée Prints

I'm really into this as a hobby more than a business, but that means I have more dedication to the art than the profit. I love to experiment with different papers and graphic designs until I find the perfect combination. Quality really matters to me, and is also more important than profit. There's another fine art print shop down the street that charges twice as much as I do - so maybe I am doing something wrong, but you benefit from my folly.

James Cowart and Canon Giclee Printer

A photographer that I admire, Jeremy Cowart, and his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer.

It took me a few years to find just the right fine art giclée printer.
The first printer handled the handmade papers from Japan and China really well, but the dye-based ink could fade in direct sunlight (dye-based inks are not good for long-lasting art).
The next printer was a huge HP DesignJet. I spent almost $7000 on the used printer, new heads, and new ink tanks just get it going. However, it constantly jammed when trying to feed these fine papers. I sold it for $1200 - ouch!
I finally bought a wonderful Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series. A big investment (printer and initial ink, about $6000) but this time it was a good investment.

This Canon printer has 18,432 nozzles and can fire more than 32 Million precision droplets of ink per second. Your home inkjet printer cannot compete with that.
There are 12 ink tanks, and with so many ink colors, the gamut is excellent.
This printer can reproduce any color the human eye can perceive, and the gradients and tones are smooth and, well, perfect.

I use only authentic Canon Lucia Pro pigment-based inks. This ink is archival and UV-resistant. In independent laboratory testing, giclée prints created with this ink are rated to last 95 years without fading (but still don't hang this in direct sunlight). I figure you'll get a lifetime of enjoyment if you take good care of this artwork.



Want a customized wall scroll or custom-sized print? Just contact me!

I can print this larger, on the paper texture of your choice, and give you whatever silk brocade colors you want. Ready-to-frame prints can be delivered in a few days. However, it does take several weeks for custom wall scrolls. Either way, it's worth the wait if you want something really custom and unique.

Typical Gallery Price: $100.00

Your Price: $38.88


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