sculpture is carved on natural slate and includes a hanging
framework made of bamboo and jute.
The Japanese calligraphy reads "Ichigo, Ichie" and literally
translates to "One encounter, one chance" Ichigo-Ichie means
that every encounter with someone, even a friend whom you see
often, should be treated as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime
occurrence. (As if today were the last time you might meet)
The underlying philosophy of the tea ceremony is perhaps best
described with this phrase.
and Dated on back
with a Signed Artist Certificate
Made by Maui Artist Guy Junker
This piece is ready to hang on your dojo
or office wall and also makes a great gift for your Sensei.
"This carving has
dramatic edge flaking and a beautiful warm color. The
bamboo is stained a very deep red/burgundy color.