Tokonoma Album 008: Kubutsu Ootani, Nachi Falls, Chinese-style Landscape, etc

 

Tokonoma & Kakejiku Scroll: Deer by Kubutsu Ootani, Nachi Falls

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The kakejiku (hanging scroll) on the left has a painting of a deer behind a large rock. We can see it is autumn through the depiction of Japanese pampas grass. The painter of the artwork was Kubutsu Ootani (1875-1943). He was the 23rd Hosshu (head priest) of the Higashi Hongan-ji school of the Joudo Shinshuu sect.

He was also a poet and painter.Lots of his artworks are very popular even now.

Kubutsu Otani

When I looked at a kakejiku on the right from a distance, I thought the main artwork was a photograph. But in fact, it was embroidery, the Nachi Falls.

 

 

Tokonoma & Kakejiku Scroll: Chinese-style Landscape Painting

Chinese Landscape

This kakejiku hanging scroll with a Chinese-style landscape painting that uses sumi ink, delivers a very impressive depiction of the high mountains towering over the curvy river.

 

 

Tokonoma & Kakejiku Scroll: Japanese-style Landscape Painting in Sumi Ink

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The kakejiku hanging scroll with a Japanese-style landscape painting, using sumi ink.

 

 

Tokonoma & Kakejiku Scroll: Cranes and Turtles

tokonoma washitsu alcove tsurukame turtle cranes hanging scroll kakejiku

“Yuinou” is a ceremony for exchanging symbolic articles of engagement in courtship. Japanese people display a scroll with an auspicious painting on an alcove wall in Yuinou. Our customer is holding a Yuinou ceremony soon. Thus, she bought the scroll with a painting of *cranes and turtles from us. The colour of a tokonoma alcove beautifully compliments the colours of the painting. We are very happy with how pleased our customer was with the scroll.


**They considered crane and the turtle as the vehicles of the immortals in China and introduced into Japan. Thus, they are the symbols of longevity and loved by Japanese.

 

 

Tokonoma & Kakejiku Scroll: Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Kakejiku – The Highest Grade Mounting Fabric –

tokonoma washitsu alcove saigoku33 mounting pilgrim hanging scroll kakejiku

“Saigoku-Sanjuusan-kasho” is a pilgrimage of thirty-three Buddhist temples throughout the Kansai region of Japan. The pilgrimage route of the Saigoku Sanjusankasho includes, as additional holy places, three more temples associated with the founder of the pilgrimage, Saint Tokudou, and the Cloistered Emperor Kazan who revitalized it. The principal image in each temple is Kannon-Bosatsu; however, there is some variation among the images and the powers they possess.

“Goshuuin” is a red color stamp given at a temple or a shrine as the proof of visit. And goshuuinchou / “noukyouchou” is a special book for keeping stamps.

Many pilgrims record their progress with their temple stamp books. Staff of each temple marks the book with red stamps, Japanese calligraphy indicating the temple number, the temple name, and the specific name of the Principal Image of Buddha and the Sanskrit characters to express it.

Some pilgrims receive the stamps and calligraphy on a plain silk, which will be mounted into a kakejiku (hanging scroll) by a kakejiku craftsman called “hyougushi.” The kakejiku, which is called “saigoku-sanjuusan-kasho-shuuinjiku,” is very popular in Japan. It is sometimes displayed during Buddhist memorial services.

 

 

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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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