Handmade exclusive calligraphy by Hokama Tetsuhiro Sensei.
One of the most worldwide famous karate phrases:
"Karate ha rei ni hajimari, rei ni owaru koto" Karate begins and ends with respect.
"Karate ha rei ni hajimari, rei ni owaru koto" is the short version of the first Gichin Funakoshi´s Niju kun, the "The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate", originally published in 1938.
The original version is:
一、空手道は礼に始まり礼に終る事を忘るな Hitotsu, karate-dō wa rei ni hajimari rei ni owaru koto o wasuruna
" First, don't forget, Karate begins and ends with respect."
__ Hokama Tetsuhiro is a 10th degree Okinawan fighting arts teacher, noted historical scholar and author, and accomplished artist in Shodo, japanese style calligraphy. His art is commissioned and sought out for display in dojos, homes and public installations.
This scroll comes with a cord for vertical hanging but can also be mounted in a frame.
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