Laugh Now, Cry Later
ima warai ato de naku
12 1/4″ W x 43″ H Japanese Hanging Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
The Japanese phrase “ima warai ato de naku” meaning “Laugh now, Cry Later” is composed of the words (read ima) meaning “now; the present; just now”, (read Warai) meaning “Laugh; laughter”, (read atode) meaning “afterwards; then” and (read naku) which is the verb meaning “to cry”. In Japanese the verb comes at the end of the sentence and so you may have noticed that the word order when directly translated to English is “now laugh, later cry”. Languages are fun!
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