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Souvenir Shop in Kobe | Kakejiku
The Kakejiku Is a Nice Souvenir.
Many tourists from other countries to Japan look for some souvenir. Is there anyone who is looking for something novel? The kakejiku will surely satisfy the desire.
Kakejiku(Japanese hanging scrolls) are Japanese traditional painting art and our company’s main products.
Art Nomura Is a Souvenir Shop in Kobe.
Art Nomura, our company, is located at Tarumi-ku ward, Kobe city. The company has produced kakejiku for over 40 years. Although our company is a manufacturing wholesaler, it also sells retail. Recently, kakejiku are becoming popular as rare souvenirs among people from other countries.
Art Nomura is also a souvenir shop in Kobe. Please, by all means, drop in when you come to Kobe.
About 15 minutes walk from JR Tarumi Station. Also, you can get a taxi in front of JR Tarumi Station.
-Souvenir Shop in Kobe-
7-23, Baba dori, Tarumi-ku ward, Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, 655-0021, Japan
10：00 AM to 18:00 PM
Sunday (2th and 4th), National Holiday and Monday
What is especially popular as a souvenir among the people is “Ukiyo-e kakejiku.”
Ukiyo-e is a genre of the pictorial arts that originated during the Edo period. Bold composition and bright colors are typical of Ukiyo-e. Ukiyo-e are perhaps the most famous Japanese visual art in the world.
Ukiyo-e were originally woodblock prints, but there are now many reprinted versions of Ukiyo-e thanks to recent advancement in printing technology. However, most of them are framed. They are too bulky to carry easily, so they are therefore slightly inconvenient as souvenirs or gifts. Even if you only get the work itself, you will have to take it to a frame shop. Moreover, if you want to change position of the framed work on your gallery wall depending on how you feel during the day, it will be a little bothersome because of its bulk and weight. If you want to store the work until the best position is decided, it will take up a lot of space. You can never fold it.
I considered what to do to get more people to enjoy Ukiyo-e, whose popularity hasn’t declined yet. And then, I thought of Ukiyo-e Kakejiku.
Japanese people enjoy changing paintings depending on occasions, guests and the seasons. The kakejiku (Japanese hanging scroll) is the most suitable form of picture in terms of allowing ease in changing the paintings at any time. The beauty of scrolls is that they can be rolled up, which makes them compact, portable and easy to store. Moreover the kakejiku is very light and easy to handle. Ukiyo-e Kakejiku makes good use of the features of the kakejiku. You can easily change your own wall gallery depending on how you feel that day.
In addition, the mounting, which is both decorative and also serves to protect the main work, is called the hyougu. People see the combination of the two as one work of art and appreciate this. Elegant, gorgeous damask (donsu) and gold brocade (kinran), made in the Nishijin district of Kyoto, are used for the Ukiyo-e Kakejiku. Compared with dull frames, hyougu can give a more unique atmosphere to your room.
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Please, by all means, choose them as your souvenir.