Plum Blossoms Ume / Raitei Arima - Ume: Yuushun

Product ID
0054
Name
Raitei Arima
Profile

1933-
The chief abbot of the Shoukoku-ji Temple School
of the Rinzai sect

Size
540mm x 1415mm
Roller End Material
Ceramic
Material of the Work
Japanese paper
Stock Condition
In stock
Description

Raitei Arima is a Zen monk in the present day. He is the chief abbot of the Shoukoku-ji Temple School of the Rinzai sect. He serves concurrently as chief priest of the Shoukoku-ji Temple, the Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple), and the Ginkaku-ji Temple (Jishou-ji Temple). The Shoukoku-ji temple located in Kamigyou Ward, Kyoto City, is the main temple of the Shoukoku-ji school of the Rinzai Zen sect of Buddhism. The Kinkaku-ji Temple is a Rinzai sect Shoukoku-ji School temple located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City. The Ginkaku-ji Temple is also a Rinzai sect Shoukoku-ji School temple located in Sakyou Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The Ginkaku-ji Temple is the representative temple of “Higashiyama” culture, which is the culture of the middle Muromachi period of Japan. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the Ginkaku-ji Temple are external sub-temples of the Shoukoku-ji Temple.
Raitei Arima is also known as a master of calligraphy. He writes the fine-lined characters in this work. These characters mean that a long cruel winter at last came to an end, giving place to a gentle warm spring. His thin, light style of handwriting is very beautiful.

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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


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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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