What’s Palindrome (KAIBUN)?
Palindrome is the phrase that reads the same backward as forward. Since the words go around, palindrome is a symbol of everlasting luck.
How to Use the Palindrome Calligraphy
Decorate the entrance of your home or office with it. It will uplift your fortune even more when it is placed in the water section such as kitchen or bathroom. According to Feng shui, the water section, where water is circulated, is said to be the place to “wash away” the bad spirits. The power of palindrome will wash away the impurities of your home or office. It also makes the perfect gift.
まだ恋し仲は Our sweet relationship
遠のきて has gone away
消えた言葉と答え Words have vanished
汽笛の音は The stream whistle
哀しいこだま echoes sadly
MA DA KO I SHI NA KA WA
TO O NO KI TE
KI E TA KO TO BA TO KO TA E
KI TE KI NO O TO WA
KA NA SHI I KO DA MA
Hearts of the two who have been so much in love were separated. Words that they use to share have vanished. The stream whistle echoes over and over again.
This is a painful farewell song, and at the same time, the sound of the words weaves a refrain beautifully. Neatly aligned characters look like they are a part of the drawing. This work touches everyone’s heart and it never fails to tire us of looking at it.
* This work is all handmade.
- Price: 58 USD (frame included)
- Artist: Chie Saito
- Size: 210×297mm / 8.3×11.7”
- Materials: drawing paper, Japanese ink, color pencil, marker pen, wooden frame