Carelessness is one’s greatest enemy


12 1/4″ W x 43″ H Japanese Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


Carelessness is one’s greatest enemy in Japanese is 油断大敵 which is read yudantaiteki

The Japanese proverb yudantaiteki is a four kanji idiom meaning “Unpreparedness is one’s greatest enemy; He that is too secure is not safe; Overconfidence can be dangerous” and is composed of the words 油断 (read yudan) meaning “negiligence, carelessness, inattention; unpreparedness” and 大敵 (read taiteki) meaning “great rival, powerful enemy, archenemy”.

Translations You Can Trust: We want you to be as happy with the Japanese translation as you are with Master Takase’s beautiful art. So we have made it easy to confirm the translation for yourself by simply clicking on Carelessness is one’s greatest enemy (yudantaiteki) which links to the independent Jeffrey’s Japanese English Dictionary.

This beautiful art is a practical reminder to both be prepared and to be attentive and careful. This is a perfect gift for a dojo or any place where attention to detail is all important.

About The Art: This beautiful hand brushed scroll by Master Takase is personally created at the time of your order and proudly bears her seal and signature. We exclusively import this high-quality scroll with brown silk borders and fine Japanese paper from one of the finest scroll makers in Nara Japan. This is not a print but is hand brushed to match the sample as closely as possible. This is a personal work of art that is designed to last generations.

Delivery: The scroll is completed and shipped within 1-3 business days and arrives ready to display.