Housewarming Gifts

Here I have collected designs that are perfect for housewarming gifts.

We exclusively import high-quality scrolls with light brown silk borders and fine Japanese paper from one of the finest scroll makers in Nara, Japan. The outside dimensions are 12 1/4″ W x 43″ H (31.1 cm wide x 109.2 cm high) and the writing area is 9 ” W x 23″ H (22.9 cm wide x 58.4 cm high). The scroll arrives in a nice protective box and arrives ready to display.

The framed art is created on beautiful hand-made paper that we import from Kochi, Japan. The frame has the outside dimensions 16″ W x 20″ H (40.6 cm wide x 50.8 cm high) and the hand-made paper is 12″ W x 18″ H (30.5 cm wide x 45.7 cm high). The art is protected with acid-free backing and acid-free double mat with a white outer mat and black inner mat. Finally, the art is covered with high-quality non-glare conservation glass and a metal semi-gloss black frame.

These are quality gifts that will be appreciated and enjoyed for years.

Japanese Calligraphy Housewarming Gifts - Devils Go Out Fortune Come In (oni wa soto fuku wa uchi) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Devils Go Out Fortune Come In

鬼は外福は内
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Devils Go Out Fortune Come In

Devils Go Out Fortune Come In in Japanese is 鬼は外福は内 which is read oni wa soto fuku wa uchi.

This beautiful calligraphy art of oni wa soto fuku wa uchi is appropriate for the entrance to the home and is a wish that evil spirits that bring misfortune and sickness be banished from the home and good fortune be welcomed in. This phrase is part of the mamemaki custom of purifying the home on the day before the start of spring by throwing beans out the front door while saying "oni wa soto! fuku wa uchi!" and then shutting the door.

The four-character idiom oni wa soto fuku wa uchi meaning "Devils Go Out Fortune Come In" is composed of the kanji (read oni) meaning "devils,demons", the grammatical element (read wa) which marks the preceding word as the subject, (read soto) meaning "outside", (read fuku) meaning "good fortune",the grammatical element (read wa) which marks the preceding word as the subject,and (read uchi) meaning "inside, within".

Japanese Calligraphy Housewarming Gifts - Gathering of Good Omens (zuikishuumon) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Gathering of Good Omens

瑞気集門
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Gathering of Good Omens

Gathering of Good Omens in Japanese is 瑞気集門 which is read zuikishuumon.

zuikishuumon is often used in Feng Shui as an element by the main entrance of the home to invite in only positive energy and reminds us of the importance of being receptive to positive energy.

The Japanese phrase zuikishuumon is composed of the words 瑞気 (read zuiki) meaning "Good Omens", the kanji (read shuu) meaning "Gather", and (read mon) meaning "Gate" or "Entrance".

Japanese Calligraphy Housewarming Gifts - Home Is Where You Live (sumeba miyako) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Home Is Where You Live

住めば都
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Home Is Where You Live

Home Is Where You Live in Japanese is 住めば都 which is read sumeba miyako.

sumeba miyako is perfect for a housewarming gift, especially for someone living in a new area. This is a great reminder that no matter how different the place, it will become home.

The Japanese proverb sumeba miyako meaning "Home Is Where You Live" is composed of the word 住めば (read sumeba) meaning "if (you) live" from the verb 住む (read sumu) meaning "live; reside" and the word (read miyako) meaning "capital (city)". The idea being that wherever you live, the place becomes the most important place in the word.

Japanese Calligraphy Housewarming Gifts - Household Harmony (kateienman) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Household Harmony

家庭円満
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Household Harmony

Household Harmony in Japanese is 家庭円満 which is read kateienman.

The four-character idiom kateienman meaning "Household Harmony" is composed of the word 家庭 (read katei) meaning "home; family; household" and 円満 (read enman) meaning "harmony; perfection; peace; completeness".

Japanese Calligraphy Housewarming Gifts - Peace and Prosperity in the Household (kanaianzen) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Peace and Prosperity in the Household

家内安全
12 1/4" W x 43" H,
Japanese Scroll

$180

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Peace and Prosperity in the Household

Peace and Prosperity in the Household in Japanese is 家内安全 which is read kanaianzen.

kanaianzen is a great housewarming gift and is a wish for the family to be safe and prosperous.

The four-character idiom kanaianzen meaning "Peace and Prosperity in the Household" is composed of the word 家内 (read kanai) meaning "household; one's family" and 安全 (read anzen) meaning "safety; security".

Japanese Calligraphy Housewarming Gifts - Prosperity (han'ei) - Copyright © 2016 Takase Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Prosperity

繁栄
16" x 20", Framed

$320

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Prosperity

Prosperity in Japanese is 繁栄 which is read han'ei.

This beautiful art is a thoughtful housewarming gift and is a wish that the family prosper in their new home.

The Japanese word han'ei meaning "Prosperity" also translates as "thriving; flourishing" and is composed of the kanji (read han) meaning "luxury" and (read ei) meaning "prosperity".