Souvenir / Lovely Guests from Australia

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We had lovely guests from Australia at the end of last month, July 2017. They are John-san and Shawn-san. (Sorry if the spelling is wrong.)
They chose our hanging scrolls (kakejiku) as a Japanese souvenir.

 

It is the second time for John-san to come to Japan. This time, he first arrived in Tokyo and headed to Kyoto and Osaka, then stopped by Kobe for us!

It was very hot and humid on this day so he took a taxi from the nearest station. (JR Tarumi St.) It is best to take a taxi from east exit of JR Tarumi St. because it’s nearer and cheaper. (Approx. JPY 680 for 5 minutes ride) Please tell a taxi driver to go to “Nomura Bijutsu” (bijutsu means art in Japanese).

 

John-san generally likes Japanese art crafts. He often visits an art gallery in Melbourne that handles Japanese arts and crafts. He enjoys collecting “sake” cups. We must visit the gallery if we ever visit Melbourne!

 

John-san requested us for some landscape painting. We first started with some scrolls that have a taste of summer. Eventually, we showed him “Four Seasons”. This is a set of landscape scroll paintings with all seasons. Cherry blossoms for the spring, fresh green for the summer, maple for the autumn and snow for the winter.

In Japan, generally, we replace the hanging scroll with a different one when the seasons change or when we have guests. So this set was produced for people who want to enjoy landscape all year round. John-san, we hope you enjoy the change of the Japanese seasons in your house.

a set of landscape scroll paintings with all seasons

souvenir australia

John-san & Shawn-san

 

John-san also picked one from Zen art & calligraphy. (The right one in the above picture)

Zen art & calligraphy Yuhou Takahashi

This is a beautiful Zen circle with calligraphy by Yuhou Takahashi, who is a Zen priest and well known for his good & skillful calligraphy writing.

John-san likes to visit temples and shrines so this one is perfect for him.

 

 

Yuhou Takahashi (Mr.)

Yuhou is a famous Zen priest for his sermon, which is simple, fun and unique so that people can easily understand.  Serves as the chief priest at 2 Zen temples, Daianzen-ji temple and Housyou-ji temple. He has been passionate about introducing Zen meditation, Bokuseki (calligraphy, especially of Zen priests) and Zen art. Held exhibitions many times, both domestically and internationally. He has lots of funs for his calligraphy and Zen art.


 

biography yuuhou takahashi

 

We sent out the scrolls to Australia afterwards.

 

While walking them to the station, our staff had so much fun talking with them since she has stayed in Australia for a year as an exchange student.

Thank you for the wonderful time. We all hope to see you again.

 

souvenir Australia

 


 

We received a heart-warming e-mail and a review on TripAdvisor page from John-san. Thank you so much!!

The scrolls arrived within a few days of you posting them. They are beautiful and I take great delight in showing them to visitors to my home.  Everybody who views them are amazed by their beauty!
It was a great pleasure to have met you and the team at  Art Noumura.
E-mail

 

“Japanese scrolls. A wonderful experience at Art Nomura!”

Art Nomura was a real surprise and worth the effort of leaving the usual tourist paths and exploring Japanese art work in a friendly and welcoming environment. The staff were excellent in every way discussing art works, artists, and styles in a ‘family type’ setting. I would highly recommend this place when visiting Osaka or Kobe.

TripAdvisor review

 


 

We have many stocks of hanging scrolls so please come over here and have a chat with us.

We will find something that is just right for you.

 

stock
 

We will continue to convey the charm of the kakejiku 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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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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