Artwork Panel: 33.4cm x 86cm ≈ 13" x 33¾"
Silk/Brocade: 42.6cm x 147cm ≈ 16¾" x 57¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 51.6cm ≈ 20¼"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The first two Kanji alone mean immobility, firmness, fixed, steadfastness, motionless, idle.
The last Kanji means heart, mind, soul, or essence.
Together, these three Kanji create a title that is defined as "immovable mind" within the context of Japanese martial arts. However, in Chinese it would mean "motionless heart" and in Korean Hanja, "wafting heart" or "floating heart".
This is one of the five spirits of the warrior (budo), and is often used as a Japanese martial arts tenet. Under that context, places such as the Budo Dojo define it this way: An unshakable mind and an immovable spirit is the state of fudoshin. It is courage and stability displayed both mentally and physically. Rather than indicating a rigid inflexibility, fudoshin describes a condition that is not easily upset by internal thoughts or external forces. It is capable of receiving a strong attack while retaining composure and balance. It receives and yields lightly, grounds to the earth, and reflects aggression back to the source.
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This was created by Japanese calligrapher Kougetsu of Japan. The materials used include special calligraphy paper and ink. The artwork was sent to my workshop in Beijing where we created a hand-built silk brocade wall scroll. By building the wall scroll at my own workshop, I save you a lot of money - most authentic Japanese calligraphy wall scrolls cost over $200!
The materials used include special calligraphy paper and ink. The artwork was sent to our workshop in Beijing where we created a handmade scroll. By building the wall scroll at our own workshop, we save you a lot of money.
This is authentic Japanese calligraphy by a 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 an affordable price.