Life Taking Sword

殺人剣
satsujinken

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

Master Takase personally brushes your Japanese scroll when you order. These high-quality Japanese scrolls are imported from Nara Japan and are meant to last generations. Your scroll is shipped within 1-3 business days from Master Takase's studio in Washington State and arrives ready to display.

$180.00

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Life Taking Sword in Japanese is 殺人剣 which is read satsujinken

The Japanese phrase satsujinken means Life Taking Sword and refers to the use of a sword with the purpose of taking a life. In contrast the phrase katsujinken refers to the use of a sword to protect or save a life. satsujinken is composed of the kanji 殺人 (read satsujin) meaning “killer; murderer” and 剣 ken3. Hence another translation may be “Killing Sword”.

Note that the Japanese word satsujin is often translated as murder but this is not strictly correct as satsujin only means “kill a person” which includes murder but it also may mean killing someone evil or killing someone in defense of oneself, one’s family or one’s country – so it does not have the strictly negative meaning that the word “murder” has.

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.

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