Fall Down Seven, Get Up Eight
nana korobi ya oki
12 1/4″ W x 43″ H Japanese Hanging Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
This beautiful Japanese scroll is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life facing adversity or setback. This hand-brushed art is a thoughtful gift that is sure to motivate and inspire.
The Japanese phrase “nana korobi ya oki” meaning “Fall Down Seven, Get Up Eight” is composed of the kanji 七 (read nana) meaning “seven”, 転 (read korobi) meaning “to fall”, 八 (read ya) meaning “eight”, and 起 (read oki) meaning “to get up”. This popular Japanese phrase speaks to the importance of getting back up despite repeated failures and to keep on going despite setbacks.
In the book, Even Monkeys Fall from Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs (Vol 1) by David Galef, the author equates this with the English saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”.
About The Art: Master Takase creates this beautiful art when your order is placed. Personally preparing the ink and brushing your art that proudly bears her signature and seal. This is truly an original work of art.
The Japanese Scrolls (kakejiku) are special and we are very proud of them. We have worked with our scroll maker in Nara, Japan for more than a decade and these scrolls are exceptional. They have a light brown silk border, gold brocade highlights, and Japanese paper. These fine materials are layered so that when displayed the finished scroll hangs straight and will not warp over time. And the paper takes the ink just right so subtle brush strokes come out just as expected. This beautiful art is meant to last generations.
Delivery: The scroll is completed and shipped within 1-3 business days and arrives ready to display.
If you have any questions or if I may be of any assistance, please email me directly at Eri [!at] Takase.com