Johnan-Sanjin's works  C. Calligraphy in ancient Chinese Characters 3



C-1.Ei-en (from Sho-kyoh)

 Eternity and immortality

Kim-bun

sliding door



C-2.Sen-ri (from Roh-shi)

 Senri no koh mo sokka ni hajimaru

 A journey of great distance starts from first step.

Kim-bun



C-3.Dai gen-shi Dai gen-joh(from Kei-toku den-toh roku

 They name the heart Dai gen-shi. They call the body Dai gen-joh.

 Dai gen-shi means wizard. Dai gen-joh means a mirage. Both of them are unusual and unreliable.

Kim-bun

hanging scroll

2.000



C-4.Kai

 Turning round, and round and round

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hanging scroll

owned by Mr. Yasushi Sakamoto



C-5.Kai-zan Joh-ryoh(from Sho-kyoh

 longing for a mountain, climb a hill

Kim-bun

japanese frame

4.000



C-6.Zen-go(from Toh-shi go-roku

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hanging scroll

owned by Mr. Shigeru Nishikawa



C-7.Sha-huku(by Kan Yu

 Lead an emancipated life completely free from worldly position.

Kim-bun

hanging scroll

owned by Mr. Yoshihira Hikita



C-8.the king and the people(from Shi-ki

 The king makes much of the people. The people makes much of the food.

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C-9.Ba-huku(from Shun-juh Sa-shi den

 You don't have to get unneccesary things done, no matter how competent you are.

Kim-bun

hanging scroll

owned by Kyoh ryoh-ri restaurant "Uotsune"



C-10.Sake(from Kan-jo

 A little somethig to drink is the best medicine.

Kim-bun



C-11.Ni-nin Doh-shin(from Eki-kyoh

 When two people do something in the same mind and intent, they can cut even hard metals in half. They can do everything.

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C-12.Sem-pei(from Zen-rin rui-shuh

 Soldiers can easily get;a commander can't.

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hanging scroll

2.000



C-13.Shoh

 wade across a river

 have relations

Kim-bun

shikishi

350



C-14.Kiji-humitu(from Eki-kyoh

 Things are never successful without defending a leak of secret matter.

Kim-bun



C-15.Kunshi-yuhdoh(from Kan-jo

 Kunshi wa michi wo tanoshimu

 kunshi means a gentleman. Michi means right thinking. tanoshimu means learning with a pleasure.

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hanging scroll

owned by Mr. Yoshihira Hikita



C-16.Shoh-yuh-ji(from Kan-shi

 Shoh means a hedge. ji means ear.

 Wall have ears. You should never talk about important task. A hidden spy is by your side. never be careless.

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C-17.Yoku-husha(from Kidoh-roku

 Yoku suredo yadori wo izu

 I shoot an arrow a bird, not shoot a nest. I'll foregive by a small penalty.

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C-18.So-jin-yoh(from Shi-ki

 So-jin means an Chinese ancient country So's people.

 Yoh means ancient fork song.

 The country of So was destroyed by Shin unreasonably. The people of So sings, " So will destroy Shin as a retaliation in the future, even three houses."

Kim-bun



C-19.Jin-ji Yuh-raku(from Shi-ki

 Though there are worry things, or pleasant, in our life,the color of the mountain is always deep blue through all ages.

Kim-bun



C-20.Jin-sei siki-ji(by So-shoku

 Many delusions and worries of life are caused by halfhearted scholarship.

Kim-bun

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