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Calligraphy on Kakejiku – Bushido 「武士道」 ("Way of the Warrior")

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Bushido is commonly translated into English as "the way of the warrior," however it is more accurate in fact to refer to "Ways" as a plural term. Bushido is a complicated notion that has changed dramatically over time, and even within the same period, the understanding of bushido in one feudal domain may have been radically different from that of another.

Indeed, what was considered proper samurai demeanour in the Saga Domain could diverge from what was expected in Edo or taught in Aizu. Furthermore, because samurai society was founded on rigid vertical hierarchy, the bushido observed at the bottom of the ladder differed in many ways from that maintained by daimyos at the top.

When Nitobe Inazo wrote Bushido: the Soul of Japan in 1900, he somehow standardised the concept of bushido. The book that popularised "the way of the warrior" around the world harmonised all regional differences into a national ideal, and his vision is what most people recognise in bushido today, both abroad and in Japan.


About the kakejiku

This Maru Hyōsō style kakejiku is made in Japan with high quality kifune donsu. The honshi is made of high grade gasen-shi, a traditional paper made of natural fibres used primarily for sumi-e (brush painting) and calligraphy.


About the kiri (paulownia) box

Kiri, known in the West as paulownia, is a lightweight wood that has a distinctive silky surface. Kiri is commonly used to make furniture, musical instruments, and storage boxes due to its unusual fibre structure, which renders it nearly impervious to moisture. It also has a great insect resistance since it contains a lot of tannin.


Hanging system

All kakejiku have a braided lace at the top that is used to hang the composition as well as tie the scroll up when it is stored in its kiri box. A single hook on the wall is enough to hang a kakejiku.


– Japanese Ink

– High quality Gasen-shi Japanese paper

– High quality Japanese Kifune Donsu

– Box: Japanese kiri (Paulownia) wood

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Overall size: 123 x 44.5 cm

Weight: about 0.26 Kg

Kiri box size: 52 x 8 x 7.5 cm

Kiri box weight: about 0.37 Kg

Care Instructions

– Do not display under direct sunlight.

– Avoid hanging in rooms with very strong air conditioning, and very humid rooms.

– A kakejiku is made of delicate paper and fabric. Manipulate with care.

– When rolling up the kakejiku for storing in its box, do it slowly, without winding it too tightly.

- Store inside its kiri box in a room with low humidity.

More information on this page.

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