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Mounted calligraphy or painting to be hung on a wall or tokonoma (alcove) for appreciation. Buddhist paintings, portraits of Zen masters, mountain-and-stream paintings, flower-and-bird paintings, figure paintings, shigajiku (poetry and painting scrolls), calligraphic writings, long strips of decorative paper and detached segments are often mounted as hanging scrolls. Appropriate mounting format is chosen to balance with the theme.
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