Artwork Panel: 28.2cm x 35.8cm ≈ 11" x 14"
Silk/Brocade: 37.4cm x 97cm ≈ 14¾" x 38¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 46.4cm ≈ 18¼"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This artwork was giclee printed 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.
This scroll features the Japanese Kanji for Aikido with a dragon stamp 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".