- Japanese Aesthetics
- Kakejiku (Hanging Scroll)
- — Parts Name of Kakejiku
- — Formats of Kakejiku
- Hyougu (Mounting)
- — Mounted Works
- — Remounted Works
- Japanese-style Painting
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Tools to Preserve Kakejiku (Hanging Scrolls) More Carefully
Nijuubako (Double-structured Paulownia Box) / Futomaki (Roller Clamp)
A “nijuubako” (a double-structured paulownia box) is sometimes used to preserve a kakejiku more carefully. The outer box is a big, lacquered, paulownia box. This preserves a kakejiku more strongly, and shields it better from humidity and dryness.
A “futomaki” (roller clamp) is also sometimes used to preserve a kakejiku more carefully. It is a large roller rod used to cover the already-attached roller rod when rolling a kakejiku. By making the diameter of the roller rod bigger, creasing, distortion, and other forms of tension on the main work can be prevented.
These may be used together, or independently.
How to use in displaying
|Take the nijuubako (double-structured paulownia box) out of the “tatoushi” (paper box).|
|Open the outer box, and take out the inner paulownia box which contains the “kakejiku” (hanging scroll).|
|Open the inner paulownia box.|
|This is the futomaki (roller clamp)|
|Open the kakejiku slowly.|
|Remove the futomaki (roller clamp).|
How to properly store
|Set the futomaki (roller clamp).|
|Close the futomaki.|
|Ensure that the front/back direction of the futomaki is correct.|
|Roll up the kakejiku.|
|Place the kakejiku into the inner paulownia box.|
|Close the paulownia box.|
|Put the paulownia box into the outer lacquered box.|
|Close the outer box, and put the nijuubako into the “tatoushi” (paper box). Ensure that the vertical/horizontal direction of the paulownia box and the nijuubako are correct.|
Of course, you can buy only nijuubako or futomaki + kiribako set.
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|How to Handlethe Kakejiku|