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When it was widely used as a Buddhist altar article in China in the Beizong period, it was also used as a Buddhist picture to hang and worship ( giving thanks for the days given to us in front of the hanged picture) in the Asuka period in Japan.

In the Kamakura period, the theme of hanging scrolls changed from Buddhist pictures to India ink paintings, and they were changed season-by-season or day-to-night to entertain guests.

It further evolved to add more artistic elements, influenced by Sennorikyu, a master of the way of tea.


It is a part of Japanese tradition and culture that we are proud of, a high-quality artwork close to the heart of Japanese sensibilities.

This is a Buddhist word of the Jodo sect of Buddhism.

It has become an important tool to transfer the thought of the host to their guests, and the ideas of forerunners to descendants.


We rarely see them in an ordinary home, but the tradition is taken over at prestigious inns and other such places in Japan.

Mosen (felt) fabric is used, the word is expressed with embroidery, and Kinran (gold brocade) is used in the hem.

Please choose your favorite “Kanji” characters to enjoy at home.

Material:  Mosen (felt) (100 % wool)     Hem Kinran (gold brocade)

・4 character:      Height 38.6 in     Width 13 in

・6character:    Height 52.8 in   Width 13 in

The stick and string for hanging are included in the package.

Delivered in a cypress box.

* Returns are not accepted because this is a custom product.

Font of characters   (1) Shonan  (2) Edo Kanteiryu

This product will take 2 weeks to prepare before shipment.

Please select the phrase, color and font. After that, please contact us via the contact form. 

Phrase4 一期一会 (Ichigo-ichie) 

Phrase options

Phrase1 百花繚乱 (Hyakka-ryoran)

It literally means “many flowers are blooming”, and implies that there are many excellent people with creative minds at a place.


Phrase2 明鏡止水 (Meikyoshisui)

Meikyo means a mirror which reflects without any clouding, and Shisui means a clear water surface which does not flow and stays stable. Meikyoshisui means a peaceful and calm mind that is like these things.


Phrase3 七転八起 (Nanakorobi-yaoki)

It literally means “falling over 7 times and standing up 8 times.” It means even if a person comes to no good, nothing discourages this person from trying again.


Phrase4 一期一会 (Ichigo-ichie)

It means to concentrate one’s attention on one thing and to consider it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It originally describes an important point of the way of tea: to consider the time at a tea ceremony as a once-in-a-lifetime event and to attend it sincerely.


Phrase5 温故知新 (Onkochishin)

To study from old knowledge to uncover wisdom and find new insights applicable to the present age. The word comes from The Analects of Confucius.


Phrase6 以心伝心 (Ishindenshin)

To convey important things or delicate things from heart-to-heart without using writing or speaking words. It originally meant how the essence of Buddhism was taught from a master to a pupil.


Phrase7 南無阿弥陀仏 (Namuamidabutsu)

A phrase to declare one’s faith in Amitabha. A chanted wish to be saved by Amitabha.


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 Edo Kanteiryu

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