Karate-Do Japanese Kanji Character Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.2cm x 65cm  ≈  12¼" x 25½"

Silk/Brocade: 40.3cm x 121cm  ≈  15¾" x 47½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.3cm  ≈  19½"

Karate-Do Japanese Kanji Character Scroll close up view

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



This is the title for "Karate-Do" in Japanese. This literally means, "Empty Hand Way".

Looking at the Kanji, the first means "empty" or "ether".
The second Kanji means "hand".
The third means "way" or "method".

This term is know worldwide as the most famous martial arts of Japan. The origins are thought to come from Kung Fu, but with movements simplified so it is easier to master and use.

See our Karate-Do custom Japanese Kanji wall scrolls page for more custom Japanese Kanji calligraphy options.

About the artist:

This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".

About the materials and construction of this wall scroll:

The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful silk brocade wall scroll. Except for the use of a lathe to turn the wooden knobs, this wall scroll is virutally 100% handmade from start to finish (even the paper is made by hand).