Nakamura Sensei achieved mastery of the martial arts by combining the study of authentic Japanese swordsmanship with brush calligraphy thereby following the example of Miyamoto Musashi.
“It is said the warrior’s is the twofold Way of Pen and Sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways. Even if a man has no natural ability he can be a warrior by sticking assiduously to both divisions of the Way.”
Book of Five rings (Go Rin no Sho)
After years of research, we discovered the best way to reproduce calligraphy scrolls is to use a commercial Japanese twelve color art printer that uses inks, not toner. This gives a permanent image with an “organic” look rather than toners’ shiny plastic appearance.
Printed on the best quality, coated, heavyweight art card size 11” x 17,” they are shipped flat between boards to prevent creasing.
Matted with a simple off-white mat, and mounted in a standard size thin black frame you can buy from any handicraft store, they make beautiful decorations for the dojo and/or gifts for friends!