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Steve Kubien 09-14-2004 06:20 AM

Aikido calligraphy
 
Hi everybody,

This may be a bit off the normal path of this forum and if so I apologize.

I am looking for the Japanese calligraphy which translates into, "house/place to develop/discipline the spirit". The name of my dojo is Reneikan and this is how that name translates. I am about to build a small rack to hold the tanto's we use and was hoping to incorporate this calligraphy into the design. Boy, I hope my sensai doesn't see this because it is a bit of a surprise. ;)

Thank you for any and all help.

Osu!

Steve Kubien
Ajax, Ontario
Canada

Lyle Laizure 09-14-2004 07:15 AM

Re: Aikido calligraphy
 
Maybe check with a professor at a local college. Just a thought.

batemanb 09-14-2004 07:25 AM

Re: Aikido calligraphy
 
I'll have a look at this when I get home, unless someone beats me to it.

Regards

Bryan

batemanb 09-14-2004 02:57 PM

Re: Aikido calligraphy
 
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Steve Kubien wrote:
Hi everybody,

This may be a bit off the normal path of this forum and if so I apologize.

I am looking for the Japanese calligraphy which translates into, "house/place to develop/discipline the spirit". The name of my dojo is Reneikan and this is how that name translates. I am about to build a small rack to hold the tanto's we use and was hoping to incorporate this calligraphy into the design. Boy, I hope my sensai doesn't see this because it is a bit of a surprise. ;)

Thank you for any and all help.

Osu!

Steve Kubien
Ajax, Ontario
Canada


Here you go Steve, Renseikan in kanji.


Regards

Bryan

Steve Kubien 09-14-2004 05:38 PM

Thank you!
 
That's fantastic Bryan! Hey, how do I know you are not tricking me and it actually says something like, "Sensai wears army boots" or something worse?

Kidding of course!

Thanks,
Steve Kubien

Suru 09-14-2004 08:29 PM

Re: Aikido calligraphy
 
Those are beautiful kanji.

Unfortunately, it says, "oshikko no kami" which translates as "the god of urination." This is actually one of the holiest Shinto gods, however, as oshikko is the ultimate form of misogi.

Drew

Steve Kubien 09-15-2004 07:07 AM

Re: Aikido calligraphy
 
Oh great! So now my Sensai (who holds advanced black belts in aikido AND karate AND jodo) will surely pummel me into something resembling old coffee grounds! :uch:

Thanks,
Steve Kubien


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