Rakushisha / Takayoshi Satou -

Product ID
0183
Name
Takayoshi Satou
Profile

1950-
A special member of Nihon Bijutsuin
(The Japan Academy of Fine Arts)
A disciple of Ikuo Hirayama

Size
475mm x 1760m
Roller End Material
Artificial ivory
Material of the Work
Japanese paper
Stock Condition
In stock
Description

Sagano in Kyoto has been loved for its scenic beauty among noble and cultured people since ancient times. There is beautiful rural scenery and the Rakushisha, a little hermitage, stands as if it fades into the scenery.

Kyorai Mukai, a favorite pupil of Bashou Matsuo (a world-famous poet), lived in the hermitage. The appearance of the hermitage was very modest. Bashou Matsuo loved the hermitage, so he visited and stayed for a long time three times in his life and roamed many famous places and temples in Sagano and Arashiyama, Kyoto. He left many poems about Sagano and Arashiyama, so the Rakushisha is still loved among many cultured people as a school for poems.

This piece is the Rakushisha painting by Takayoshi Satou. He expresses the modest appearance of the hermitage with delicate brushwork using light and mild sumi ink colours. It seems that Takayoshi Satou understands and agrees with the worldview of Bashou Matsuo and Kyorai Mukai.

A straw raincoat and hat are hung on the Rakushisha entrance as a symbol of the hermitage now. In this work, they are depicted with light gold painting. This sophisticated expression by Takayoshi Satou has a somewhat mysterious aura. We can almost feel Kyorai Mukai, the master of the hermitage, lives in it even to this day.

 

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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



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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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