Repairing Nichiren-Mandala

Once day we were asked by our customer to repair their Nichiren-Mandala. Every Buddhism sect has its own “Honzon”, which is a principal image of Buddha. (Honzon basically stands for something very precious.) For people who believes Nichiren-sect, Nichiren-Manradala with “Namu-Myouhou-Rengekyou” 7 kanji (Chinese characters) phrase is a general Honzon.

“Namu-Myouhou-Rengekyou” means “I devote myself to the teachings of the Lotus Sutra.”

 

Nichiren-Mandala

This is the mentioned Nichiren-Mandala.

 

 


Our customer came to us for help because they found the kakejiku was damaged. It was hung in the “butsudan” (family Buddhist altar) over hundred years!

This kakejiku was from our customer’s grandfather’s time and it was pretty worn out.

 

Nichiren-Mandala

Strings are worn out.

 

 

 

 

Nichiren-Mandala

You can also see stains on the main work.

 

 


 

What we did was to wash the dirt and the stain away and to replace materials.
We let our customer to choose mounting materials and this one is known as “Renge (lotus) pattern.”

Nichiren-Mandala
 

Nichiren-Mandala
 Damage and stains became much less. You can see the kakejiku (hanging scroll) is now ready to be displayed.

 


 

Nichiren-Mandala
Now hung in the alter. We are happy that we made it in time for Higan. (autumn equinoctial week) Hopefully, may this kakejiku will be succeeded onwards.


 

One more thing, we introduced “jizai-gake (height adjustable stick)” and they were very pleased with it. If you have one, there’s no need for adjusting height by tying strings onwards.

Jizaigake (Height-adjustable Stick)

 

 


 

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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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