Never Lose Your Beginner’s Spirit

shoshin wasurubekarazu

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


Never Lose Your Beginner’s Spirit in Japanese is 初心忘る可からず which is read shoshin wasurubekarazu

Another good translation is “Never Forget Your Original Intention”. The phrase is composed of the words shoshin, (read wasuru) meaning “to lose (something)” and (read bekarazu) meaning “must not; should not”

This is an ancient Japanese saying going back to at least the 13th century. In a slightly different form it appears as part of a Samurai Code which appears in English(ie “shoshin wo wasurubekarazaru koto”) but does not appear at all in the Japanese sources that we could find .

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.