Death Before Dishonor

fumeiyo yori shi

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


Death Before Dishonor in Japanese is 不名誉より死 which is read fumeiyo yori shi

The Japanese phrase fumeiyo yori shi is composed of the words 不名誉 fumeiyo meaning “dishonor”, より yori meaning “more than; rather than” and (read shi) meaning “death”. Japanese has the verb at the end of the sentence (see the Wikipedia article Japanese Language for more information) which is why this appears to be backwards when translated word for word. With this in mind, a literal translation of the Japanese is “rather than dishonor, death”.

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.