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Japanese Souvenir

Recently, we had great guests from Canada. Paul-san & Ross-san. They are university students and are traveling around Japan. The itinerary of the their trip is asf :

Hiroshima Airport → Mt. Kouya (staying at a pilgrims’ lodging in the temple) → ART NOMURA → Kyoto → Tokyo

We are very happy that they have taken a trip to our store in addition to other famous tourist destinations like Mt. Kouya, Kyoto and Tokyo. It takes quite long time to come from Mt. Kouya to Kobe.

We have just posted a video called “How to get to ART NOMURA” on our website since it is quite complicated for strangers to get to us from the nearest station. Hope this helps!


Paul-san and Ross-san had come to us before we post this video. It must have been hard for them to find us in the local residential area. Thank you once again for taking your time.

 

Japanese SouvenirPaul-san & Ross-san

 

Paul-san requested us for some landscape paintings so we showed him 5 different landscape hanging scrolls that suit his budget.

Unfortunately, our staffs that can speak English were out of office on this day. Sorry for the inconveniences caused and thank you for your patience.

 

Japanese Souvenir
Paul-san kindly wrote down his budget in Japanese yen so we also put a price tag on each scroll as shown above.

Sometimes, we had our staff talk on the phone with Paul-san to see if everything is clear among us all.

 

Japanese Souvenir

This is the one that Paul-san finally chose.

We gave a tiny hanging scroll to his friend, Ross-san. Hope you enjoy this.

shikishi kakejiku
This is a tiny hanging scroll that can hold a small picture. The picture is about the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.

 

 

Japanese Souvenir
Memento shot with our boss. Thank you for your nice smile.

 

We received a heart-warming review on Tripadvisor page from Paul-san. Thank you so much!!

When I was planning my trip to Japan, one of the things I really wanted was a kakejiku or Japanese hanging scroll. I searched online for some stores and found Art Nomura which was reasonably close to where I was visiting. The store itself is in a residential area but my friend and I were able to find it quite easily since we had data roaming. I was not sure what to expect from this store, when we entered we were offered a seat on some couches and given some tea. I can speak some Japanese but I don’t have enough vocabulary to have a full conversation about kakejiku. They have an English-speaking employee who was out of the office that day, but they called her and we managed to get a half-Japanese-half-English dialogue going. They asked me what type of scroll I was looking for (scenery, ink, etc.) and what my budget was. They then brought out several scrolls and hung them in front of the couches we were sitting on, displaying the prices for each one of them. I found one that I really loved out of the first group of scrolls, although they were prepared to hang another group of scrolls in case I didn’t see any I liked.

I don’t think I have ever experienced this level of service anywhere, it was truly beyond anything I pictured. If there is anyone visiting Kobe, or around there, who is interested in kakejiku (Or Japanese art in general as they have more than just scrolls) I don’t think there is any other store that I would recommend more than Art Nomura!

 

 

It is such a great pleasure that young people from overseas choose our hanging scrolls as a Japanese souvenir.

Thank you very much and we hope to see you again.

 


 

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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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Company Profile
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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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