Kanji for Honesty Makoto Bushido Code Poster
This bushido code kanji for honesty calligraphy poster features a single character that’s pronounced makoto and represents honesty and integrity. It’s one of the eight virtues of Bushido, the way of the warrior, the code of moral principles that samurai lived by.
At its core, adherence to this virtue makes acting in accordance with what one says a necessity. Sincerity therefore, is an integral component of this. To act disgracefully is to fail to live up to this. There is a commitment to truth as something beyond what is in one’s self-interest, and an ability to act with fairness and even handedness.
Brush artist Hiro created this work at his studio in Kyoto by hand. Then we scanned it for use here. It’s also featured on this short bushido code kanji quiz.
The black kanji character contrasts well with a white base, and the likeness of Hiro’s red name stamp in the lower left corner adds a dash of color that brings this design to life. Its simple flair and the history behind it make this work a distinctive piece of wall art that’s just right for spaces with a minimalist decor, be it modern or more folk inspired.
We offer this design as well as the other seven principles, each on its own, on postcards, keychains, magnets and mugs as well as posters in our zazzle shop.
See more bushido code kanji calligraphy art on posters here:
- Jisei 自制 Self-control
- Yuu 勇 Courage
- Meiyo 名誉 Honor
- Gi 義 Justice
- Chuugi 忠義 Loyalty
- Rei 礼 Respect
- Jin 仁 Benevolence