Beginner’s Mind


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


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Beginner’s Mind in Japanese is 初心 which is read shoshin

The Japanese word shoshin meaning “Beginner’s Mind” is composed of the kanji (read sho) meaning “first time; beginning” and (read shin) meaning “heart; mind; spirit”. shoshin refers to a spirit of eager learning without preconceptions. This is the way to approach the study of anything new and, more importantly, the study of what one is already familiar with. One might think of shoshin as a constant reminder to see the world through the curiosity and wonder of the eyes of a child. For more information see the Wikipedia article Shoshin.

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 Beginner’s Mind (shoshin) which links to the independent Jeffrey’s Japanese English Dictionary. You can also verify the translation using Yahoo’s dictionary entry Beginner’s Mind (shoshin).

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.