Noh Masks / Heart Sutra

「Is it possible to display a mask in a frame ?」

Our customer occasionally asks us such a question.

 

This time, we were requested by a lady to frame Noh masks which had been inherited for generations through her family.
In order to put masks into frames, we have to make frames three-dimensional so that they have enough depth and height to fit the masks in.
After negotiating with our frame manufacturer over and over, we finally made it!
Please see the finished products as below.

 

Noh Mask 002

 

Noh Mask 001

 


 

While we were at Noh masks, she also requested us for making a hanging scroll.
The main work was about “Heart Sutra”(Hannya Shingyou), which had been hand-written by her grandfather but unfortunately remained unmounted for years.
She wanted to save it and take good care of the work for her grandfather’s sake.
What touches us most is such pure and kind heart that our customers have.

 

The Heart Sutra is a famous sutra in Mahayana Buddhism. The text is very short, only 262 words.
It is believed that people can accumulate merits by copying the word-for-word sutra transcription.

 

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When we delivered these finished works to her, she was very satisfied with them and kindly said “It is exactly what I expected from you.  Nicely done!”

We were very flattered.

 

Noh Mask 003

 

Noh Mask 004

 

You can see the fabrics of Heart Sutra hanging scroll goes well with the next one and two hanging scrolls complements her tokonoma (the alcove) perfectly.
She told us that she could not wait for future Buddhist memorial services.
There, she will be able to appreciate this hanging scroll with her family & relatives.

Her grandson gave us nice smile with v sign.

We hope everyone would leave their precious memento to their descendants like this time.
Thank you very much for reading.

 

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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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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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