This is not a Print! This custom Bushido Code of the Samurai Japanese kanji calligraphy scroll is created by our talented disabled artist.
About 'Bushido Code of the Samurai' Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll Artwork
Length of Silk Scroll: 52.6" (133cm)
Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 18.6" (47cm)
Japanese kanji , Traditional or Simplified Chinese Characters, pinyin
Bushidō meaning "Way of the Warrior", is a Japanese code of conduct and a way of the samurai life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry. It originates from the samurai moral code and stresses frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery, and honor unto death. Born of two main influences, the violent existence of the samurai was tempered by the wisdom and serenity of Confucianism and Buddhism. Bushidō developed between the 9th and 12th centuries and numerous translated documents dating from the 12th to 16th centuries demonstrate its wide influence across the whole of Japan, although some scholars have noted "the term bushidō itself is rarely attested in premodern literature."
Tenets: Bushidō expanded and formalized the earlier code of the samurai, and stressed frugality, loyalty, mastery of martial arts, and honor to the death. Under the bushidō ideal, if a samurai failed to uphold his honor he could regain it by performing seppuku (ritual suicide).
Seven virtues of Bushidō (click link to know virtues calligraphy scroll)
The Bushidō code is typified by seven virtues:
Respect ( rei)
Honesty (makoto or shin)
Honour ( yo)
Others that are sometimes added to these:
Filial piety ( kō)
Care for the aged (tei)
About Talented Disabled Artist Shouxing Wang
Shouxing Wang, who lives with paralysis from the waist down, is an accomplished disabled calligrapher of traditional brush calligraphy, thought of as the highest form of art and widely practiced and revered in Sinophere. Being confined to a wheelchair in a small village for decades, Shouxing has been determined to teach and establish himself as a great calligrapher.
"Initially, practicing calligraphy lifted me out of the pain of losing legs, brought me consolation and gave me courage to face various difficulties in life, and I found new hopes. Now I believe in my future and I shall work harder and promote the calligraphy art form." he said. When he was interviewed by journalists with famous media and asked what it was like to practice calligraphy these years.
Shouxing writes with a brush, ink and an inkstone (used to mix the ink) on rice paper and is versed in all the five main scripts of characters: seal script (zhuanshu), clerical script (lishu), semi-cursive or running script (xingshu), cursive or grass scrip (caoshu) and regular script (kaishu).
How to Write Bushido Code of the Samurai in Calligraphy Art on Wall Scrolls
Warm Tip: please allow an additional 7~10 working days for custom-made or alteration service (except for Calligraphy Design online service).
I ordered a scroll from Chilture for two reasons--I wanted something customized and I loved the idea of the disabled artists creating it. The scroll was a gift for a friend who was receiving her black belt shortly. The scroll is absolutely beautiful and I am very pleased with it! The customer service I received from the beginning was FANTASTIC! I had lots of questions regarding the various kanji's, their translation and meaning and the team took the time to guide me through, explained and helped to customize the scroll for me. I would definitely order from them again! Thank you!!!
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