Aikido - Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Print Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 23.5cm x 33.1cm  ≈  9¼" x 13"

Silk/Brocade: 32.7cm x 88.4cm  ≈  12¾" x 34¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 41.7cm  ≈  16½"

Aikido - Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Print Scroll close up view

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



This scroll features the Japanese Kanji for Aikido with an Enso or Zen Circle in the background.

Aikido is often referred to as the defensive martial art. While aikido was born in Japan, it has become a somewhat famous form of defensive tactics taught to soldiers and Marines, as well as some law enforcement officers in the west.

Looking at the Kanji, the first means "union" or "harmony".
The second Kanji means "universal energy" or "spirit".
The third means "way" or "method".

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.