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".


  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.

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

  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

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

  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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