Kakejiku Scroll Mounting Order of Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō

nichiren Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō kakejiku scroll

We work with many temples. We often hear the word “Rakkei Houyou” in our conversation with temples. It’s a ceremony conducted at the completion of newly-build or repair of temples in which monks of the head temple, monks of related temples and followings would gather for the Buddhist celebrating sermon.

This time, we would like to introduce the kakejiku (hanging scroll) mounting order from one of our clients, a temple of the Nichiren sect.

This is a “ Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō ” written by Okamoto Nichikou (the 138th chief abbot) of the Honnou-ji temple, the head temple of the Honmon school of the Hokke sect, at the occasion of Rakkei Houyou.

 Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō Calligraphy Nichiren

It’s a style called “Hige Daimoku ” (or jumping Daimoku) written with a specific style of writing. 6 letters other than “法 (Hou, at the 4th position)” are written with long strokes like a beard (hige) representing the way the universe enters to the activity of truth being lighted with the light of Buddhism.

This time, we mounted the kakejiku in shin-no-gyou style.

Nichiren Hige Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō Calligraphy kakejiku Scroll

 

 

Wonderful calligraphy has become even more sonorous with mounting.

Monks of the Nichiren sect rarely write calligraphy for sale which makes such piece, especially done by the chief abbot, even more rare.

 

Please contact us for the kakejiku mounting of “ Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō ”.

 

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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


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 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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