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Old 09-14-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
Steve Kubien
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Wink 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!

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Old 09-14-2004, 07:15 AM   #2
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Re: Aikido calligraphy

Maybe check with a professor at a local college. Just a thought.

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Old 09-14-2004, 07:25 AM   #3
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Re: Aikido calligraphy

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

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Old 09-14-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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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.


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Old 09-14-2004, 05:38 PM   #5
Steve Kubien
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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!

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Old 09-14-2004, 08:29 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 09-15-2004, 07:07 AM   #7
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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!

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