Why Do The Customers Ask to Mount or Remount Works?

I visited Sasayama City in Tanba district and Muraoka Ward in Tajima district in Hyogo prefecture on business.
It is a journey around 180 kms one way. I went on a business day trip by car, so it was very hard. However, I don’t mind it for my business.

20150611 Route

20150611 Route

 


I visited Sasayama city, which is called a little Kyoto, first. It flourished as the castle town in old times.
Tanba district is famous for kuromame (simmered black beans) and botan nabe (wild boar stew), which is a Japanese dish made with meat from wild boars.

Kuromame

Kuromame

Sasayama City

Sasayama City

I was asked to remount an old Japanese-style framed work, which has been displayed in the customer’s house for a long time. The customer’s ancestors had been treating it carefully, so she wanted to display it again in a clean state. The work is very dirty, but I’d like to do my best to clean it.

Old Framed Work

Old Framed Work

 

Please refer to the following.

The Timing to Remount

Operation

Works Remounted by Us

 


I visited Muraoka Ward in Tajima district next, which is well known as a heavy snowfall area.
This area is famous for Tajima beef. High-quality Tajima beef is called Kobe beef.

Muraoka in Winter

Muraoka in Winter

Tajima Cattle

Tajima Cattle

I was asked to mount a calligraphic work written by a Buddhist priest of the highest order of the Mt. Kouya Shingon Sect. The customer’s father worked as “soudai” (a representative of supporters group of branch temples), so he was given it.
The work with the script of Namu-Daishi-Henjou-Kongou is an 8 kanji (Chinese characters) phrase, meaning “to believe in Vairocana and to respect Koubou-Daishi (a famous Japanese monk).” “Namu” means “I have faith in you.” “Daishi” means Koubou-Daishi. “Henjou” means “the sacred light of Buddha shines all over the world.” “Kongou” means an indestructible substance. This is why “Henjou-Kongou” means Vairocana. The kakejiku (hanging scroll) with the script of Namu-Daishi-Henjou-Kongou is used in the Buddhist memorial service of the “Shingon-shuu” sect.

The customer want to display the work mounted in kakejiku during this Bon Festival, because this year was the first Bon Festival for his father.

Calligraphic Work

Calligraphic Work

Please refer to the following.

Japanese Buddhism

History of Japanese Buddhism

What Is Houyou?

Buddhist Kakejkiku

Namu-Daishi-Henjou-Kongou / Kakushou Kametani – Namu-Daishi-Henjou-Kongou

 


 

Both works are very precious, so I want to do good work for them.

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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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Name Art Nomura


President Tatsuji Nomura


Founded1973


Established1992


Address7-23 Babadori, Tarumi-ku, Kobe city,
Hyougo Prefecture, 655-0021, Japan



Capital10 million yen


URLhttp://nomurakakejiku.com


Our Business

 Art Nomura is an art dealer which produces kakejiku (hanging scrolls). We mount many paintings and calligraphic works in kakejiku in my factory. Kakejiku are our main product. We also remount and repair old or damaged kakejiku. We share the traditional Japanese art of kakejiku with people all over the world.



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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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