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Calligraphy on Paulownia wood - Aikido -「合氣道」
Material: Ink on Japanese Kiri (Paulownia)
Size: 105 cm x 35 cm x 1.8 cm
Weight: about 1.8 kg
This calligraphy of Aikido features the ancient kanji for ki : 氣 rather than the modern one (気), in order to give a more solemn atmosphere to the composition.
Fuh-mi tried to stylize the last kanji dō into a practitioner wearing a hakama and performing a throw.
About Kiri (paulownia):
Kiri, known in the West as paulownia, or sometimes princess tree, is a lightweight wood that has a distinctive silky surface. It offers a beautiful contrast with black ink.
Kiri were once sacred trees in China, because people believed that phoenixes only perched on their branches. Due to these revered origins, the Japanese imperial family adopted the Kiri flower as one of its emblems towards the end of the first millennium.
In Japan, it was also customary to plant a paulownia when a girl was born. Later, when the daughter married, the tree would be cut down and transformed into a dresser for her kimonos.
Nowadays, Kiri wood is often used to craft furniture, musical instruments, or gift box.
This calligraphy features a set of metallic hooks and wire for hanging. These can be easily removed and replaced with your own system or frame if you wish to do so.
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