Devils Go Out Fortune Come In in Japanese is 鬼は外福は内 which is read oni wa soto fuku wa uchi
The four-character idiom oni wa soto fuku wa uchi meaning “Devils Go Out Fortune Come In” is composed of the kanji 鬼 (read oni) meaning “devils,demons”, the grammatical element は (read wa) which marks the preceding word as the subject, 外 (read soto) meaning “outside”, 福 (read fuku) meaning “good fortune”,the grammatical element は (read wa) which marks the preceding word as the subject,and 内 (read uchi) meaning “inside, within”.
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.
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.
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