Re: Ode Of O-Sensei
Ode of O-sensei, O-negai su –mashita
O-sensei, the “Great Teacher”
Ueshiba Morihei, or O-sensei as he was called, was as wise as an Owl and strong as an Ox. Guarding his power was his Obi. O-sensei practiced Daito Ryu and founded the way of harmonizing with force and energy called Aikido, in 1942. He was a Master of the Jo staff.
O-sensei was a self educated farmer, a simple man, who wrote poetry, calligraphy, and he was an O-moto Ryu Priest but could crush your wrist bones in his bare hand.
Legend tells that O-sensei could stumble a man at 30 paces with his Ki-ai! Being the only survivor from an ambush, while escorting a diplomatic entourage in Manchuria, it is said he could dodge bullets! Standing in the middle of crossfire, he could feel the aim of his attacker’s guns and would anticipate their “line” of fire. Not a single bullet touched him!
It is perceived that this is who George Lucas modeled Obi-wan Kenobi from when he created the Jedi, in Star Wars, after seeing footage of the awesome, mysterious power of O-Sensei from 1942.
I went with 6 colors on Black. This was the most difficult design I have ver created!The smallest halftone dot is 35 lpi and the smallest halftone line 30 lpi. I did some crosshatching to blend the colors.
I almost put a Black Obi on it but that’s like asking someone to wear a Black Obi when they haven’t earned one. So, I kept it simple and it only took 32 hours.
I love this design and want it to print so I can wear it!
*VOTE* Onegaisu mashita.
Domo Arigato gosai mashita