Jundo Seisho

jundou seishou

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


Jundo Seisho in Japanese is 順道制勝 which is read jundou seishou

The Japanese phrase jundou seishou (commonly written in English as “Jundo Seisho”) is a Judo term composed of the kanji (read jun) meaning “right, order”, (read dou) meaning “path, teaching, way” and the word 制勝 (read seishou) meaning “victory”.

This is a difficult phrase to translate and there are many different perspectives. Kodokan Judo Institute suggests the translation Accordance with the Way Overcomes Winning.

In an article in Black Belt Magazine (Jan 1998), Kevin Hefner suggests, He who does the right thing is the victor.

In his book, The Way of Judo: A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students, John Stevens suggests the translation Following the Way Produces Victory.

John Stevens elaborates:

Jundo Seisho (順道制勝). “Following the Way Produces Victory.” Jundo is a Confucian concept meaning “proper behavior,” “maintain high principles,” and “to follow the natural course of things.” In Judo, seisho means “obtain victory” and “emerge victorious.” In education, seisho means “achieve the goal” and “realize great results.”

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.