Request for Waterfall Climbing Koi Fish Carp kakejiku from the U.K.

 

It has been nearly a decade since we started working on disseminating the beauty of kakejiku Japanese hanging scrolls to not only Japan but also outside of Japan.

We have been fortunate to receive many inquiries about kakejiku and have sold them all over the world.

Each sale creates a dramatic story and it always thrills us to know how our clients all over the world feel about kakejiku.

A request we received this time was from the U.K. We are deeply grateful for the request to us that was made under this worldwide coronavirus crisis regardless.

The kakejiku below is the one.

 

Waterfall Climbing Koi Fish Carp kakejiku

Based on a Chinese legend saying that once upon a time, a carp successfully climbed up Ryūmon waterfall located at a headstream of the Yellow River turned into a dragon, carps are conceived to be the symbol of advancement in life.

A Japanese tradition of displaying koinobori a carp streamer on the Boys’ Festival shares its origin and the type of kakejiku this time displays on the festival/ Children’s Day in relation to the conception.

On the other day, following suit, I celebrated my son’s the first Boys’ Festival displaying a kabuto (war helmet) and the Waterfall Climbing Koi Fish Carp kakejiku.

(Kabuto is meant to be a protection of boy’s body while being a prayer for their healthy longevity.)

Kabuto is commonly displayed together with Waterfall Climbing Koi Fish Carp kakejiku on the Boys’ Festival and my son was also absolutely delighted being celebrated with this way.

waterfall climbing koi fish carp

I don’t think the British client knows about this Japanese tradition so most likely, he brought it as simply he was attracted by the drawing.

It would be great to know the facts like, what made him fall in love with the drawing.

We take requests for kakejiku internationally therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries on kakejiku.

 

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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


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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