Owl Cafes Are All the Rage in Japan.

Owl Cafes

Owl Cafes

Owl Cafes

 

Fukurou cafes (owl cafes) are becoming a popular tourist spot throughout the SNS region.
Many owl cafes have recently launched in various urban areas.

The Tokyo Metropolitan area
•Fukurou no mise (Tsukishima)
•Tori no iru cafe (Kiba)
•Phakchi Bar 8889(Takada no Baba)
•Musashino cafe and bar fukurou no sato (Kichijouji)
•Takajou chaya(Mitaka)
•Fukurou sabou(Kokubunji)
•Fukurou Cafe “Akiba fukurou” (Akihabara)
•Owl no Mori (Akihabara)
•Ikefukurou Cafe and Dining Shingeki (Higashi Ikebukuro)

The Kantou Region
•Fuwafuwa (Yokohama)
•Fukurou (Yokohama)
•Shounan Fukurou Park (Shounandai)
•Fukurou no Mori (Hiratsuka)
•Cafe little ZOO(Narashino)
•Fukurou no ie (Tsukuba)

The Kansai Region
•Quill (Osaka)
•Fukurou no mise (Osaka)
•HUKULOU COFFEE (Osaka)
•LUCKYOWL (Doutonbori)
•cu (Sakai city)
•Crew (Minou)
•BiBi&GeorGe(Kobe)
•Slow Space cafe (Kobe)
•Fukurou no kazoku (Kobe)
•Watawata (Nara)

 


The Owl Is an Auspicious Bird.

 

According to Greek mythology, owls are a symbol of Athena. Athene is the goddess of wisdom, so in many cases, owls represent wisdom.

Owls are called “fukurou” in Japanese. Fukurou can be written in different sets of characters: One with the meaning of luck (fuku, luck; ku, to come; rou, serene), and the other as protection from hardship (fu, no; kurou suffering/hardship/trouble). This is why owls are very popular as an auspicious bird in Japan.

fukurou explanation


Owls Painting Kakejiku

 

Owl painting kakejiku (Japanese hanging scrolls) are very popular, as are “everyday” kakejiku.

“Everyday kakejiku” means a kakejiku, whose subject is “perennial.” In this case, “perennial” doesn’t mean that we can leave the kakejiku displayed for a long time, but that we can display it freely, regardless of the season.

 

Hideo Kawahara / Owls Painting Kakejiku

Hideo Kawahara / Owls Painting Kakejiku

 

Suikou Saitou (Painting) / Houen Kusunoki (Calligraphy) / Owl (Painting) and Happy (Calligraphy) Kakejiku

Suikou Saitou (Painting) and Houen Kusunoki (Calligraphy) / Owl (Painting) and Happy (Calligraphy) Kakejiku

 

Suikou Saitou (Painting) / Houen Kusunoki (Calligraphy) / Owl (Painting) and Happy (Calligraphy) Kakejiku

Suikou Saitou (Painting) / Houen Kusunoki (Calligraphy) / Owl (Painting) and Happy (Calligraphy) Kakejiku

 

Suikou Saitou / Owl Painting Kakejiku

Suikou Saitou / Owl Painting Kakejiku

 

Pine trees are often seen in Japanese art, so the owls in some works are perching on a pine tree’s branch. Pine trees are called “matsu” in Japanese and matsu sounds like “wait,” so these works symbolize waiting for happiness to come. How auspicious!

 

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Our Feelings For Kakejiku


 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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