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Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Kakemono" Japanese lifestyle



Kakemono "hanging", more commonly referred to as a kakejiku "hung scroll", is a Japanese scroll painting or calligraphy mounted usually with silk fabric edges on a flexible backing, so that it can be rolled for storage.



Often the kakemono used for calligraphy of a Zen phrase in the hand of a distinguished Zen master.



The kakemono was introduced to Japan during the Heian period, primarily for displaying Buddhist images for religious veneration, or as a vehicle to display calligraphy or poetry.



I cannot make a hanging scroll. The making of them depends on specialized craftsmen.
They are different by threads, materials, designs, etc of the decoration.

The thing hanging from under a hanging scroll says a decorative weight "fū chinn". This last one is made "Kutani ware".

8 comments:

  1. My daughter gave me a sort of kakemono but I don't understand the message because I can't read Japonese calligraphy...
    I don't care because this object is very beautiful in my bedroom.

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  2. Kakemonos are just wonderful! I also would like to have one! :-)

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  3. Your first photo is very beautiful ... all of the kakemonos are! The first has a special nook for showing offering complimentary colors. So lovely. Masterful works of art. Thank you for sharing. Carol

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  4. Its beautiful "Kanji"
    thanls and visit back me more..
    Yoroshiku ne..!

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  5. Every kanji is a piece of art, really beatiful.

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  7. I commonly see it at Japanese temples.



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