Artwork Panel: 31.4cm x 59.1cm ≈ 12¼" x 23¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.5cm x 121.8cm ≈ 16" x 48"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.5cm ≈ 19½"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This artwork was painted on very special handmade "grass-leather paper". It has fibers and husks purposely pressed into the finished paper. The paper is quite expensive compared to typical Asian art papers, but the results are worth it.
改善 (Kaizen) means betterment, improvement, to make better, or to improve - specifically incremental and continuous improvement.
The concept of Kaizen became very important in post-war Japan when Edwards Deming came to Japan to teach concepts of incremental and continuous improvement (for which the big 3 auto-makers did not want to hear about at the time - even kicking Deming out of their offices). The Japanese workforce absorbed this concept at a time with their culture was in flux and primed for change.
This kaizen term is closely associated with the western title "Total Quality Management". Perhaps dear to my heart since I spent years studying this at university before I moved to China where TQM did not seem to exist. Slowly, this concept has entered China as well (I've actually given lectures on the subject in Beijing).
If you are trying to improve processes at your business or need to remind yourself of your continuous TQM goals, this would be a great wall scroll to hang behind your desk, or in your workplace.
See my Kaizen Custom Japanese Kanji Wall Scrolls page for more custom Japanese Kanji calligraphy options.
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.