Artwork by Fuh-mi - "Gi" - Rectitude, Justice
Size : 27 cm x 24 cm (with frame: 35.4 cm x 38.4 cm x 2.6 cm).
Material: Ink on white shikishi Tesuki Wagasen-shi, made in Kyoto by Taniguchi Shōyūdō. Frame: Wood, Plastic, Acrylic glass.
Year of production: 2021
Gi, or rectitude, Justice, is the most important virtue of the samurai. As Inazo Nitobe wrote:
Rectitude, or Justice, is the strongest virtue of Bushido. A well-known samurai defines it this way: ‘Rectitude is one’s power to decide upon a course of conduct in accordance with reason, without wavering; to die when to die is right, to strike when to strike is right.’ Another speaks of it in the following terms: ‘Rectitude is the bone that gives firmness and stature. Without bones, the head cannot rest on top of the spine, nor hands move nor feet stand. So without Rectitude, neither talent nor learning can make the human frame into a samurai.’
Each calligraphy is signed by the artist's seal.
A Shikishi is a traditional Japanese cardboard specially designed for calligraphy, poetry, or autographs. The high-quality paper is laminated to a hardboard with golden edges, giving the paper sturdy & exquisite support.
This Calligraphy can be purchased with or without a frame. Framed calligraphy can just as easily be hung in a kotonoma or placed on a table or on the floor at the level of the shomen. Convenient during outdoor training for example. If purchased with a frame, a Kiri engraved box will be offered, if purchased without a frame, the Shikishi will come with a free wooden stand (see photos).
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