Literary and Military Arts


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


Literary and Military Arts in Japanese is 文武両道 which is read bunburyoudou

The four-character idiom bunburyoudou signifies one who is skilled in both the “sword and the pen”, that is, one who is skilled in both the martial arts and the literary arts. The archetype being Miyamoto Musashi who was Japan’s greatest swordsman and also a master calligrapher. bunburyoudou is composed of the kanji (read bun) meaning “art; literature”, (read bu) meaning “military; arms; chivalry”, (read ryou) meaning “both; two” and (read dou) meaning “the way; teachings”.

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 Literary and Military Arts (bunburyoudou) which links to the independent Jeffrey’s Japanese English Dictionary.

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.