Do One’s Very Best


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


Do One’s Very Best in Japanese is 一生懸命 which is read isshoukenmei

The four-character idiom isshoukenmei meaning “Do One’s Very Best” is composed of the words 一生 (read isshou) meaning “one’s whole life;the greatest of one’s life” and 懸命 (read kenmei) meaning “eargerness; risk one’s life”.

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 Do One’s Very Best (isshoukenmei) which links to the independent Jeffrey’s Japanese English Dictionary. You can also verify the translation using Yahoo’s dictionary entry Do One’s Very Best (isshoukenmei).

This beautiful calligraphy art of isshoukenmei would be a great addition to any dojo, or any place where maximum effort is expected, as a reminder to always do one’s best.

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.