Restoration Antique Japanese Kakejiku Scroll: Tenshō Kōtai Jingū

Restoration Antique Japanese Kakejiku Scroll: Dirt, Stains, Cleases Tenshō Kōtai Jingū

Some troubles arise with kakejiku. The long-term use causes creases, dirt and stains. In such a case, we recommend you to consult a scroll mounter like us for restoration.
(If a nonprofessional tries to repair the scroll in unskilled manner, it will not only make its condition worse but even become beyond repair.)

This time, I will introduce the restoration of kakejiku which has creases, dirt and stains. In the center, there’s calligraphy of “Tenshō Kōtai Jingū

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A kakejiku with the calligraphy “Tenshō Kōtai Jin(gū)” is one of the most common type of kakejiku in Japan. It represents the supreme god in Japanese mythology and it is considered as The Sun Goddess. Because there is a custom of “visiting and seeing the sunrise on New Year’s Day” in Japan, many people display this kakejiku during New Year. Also, there are cases that farmers display this kakejiku for praying to the Sun Goddess for good harvest.

This kakejiku of Tenshō Kōtai Jin is badly damaged. You can see a big rain stain at the top right had reached to the main artwork.

Restoration Antique Japanese Kakejiku Scroll: Dirt, Stains, Cleases Restoration Antique Japanese Kakejiku Scroll: Dirt, Stains, Cleases Tenshō Kōtai Jingū

 

There are some creases, too.

Restoration Antique Japanese Kakejiku Scroll: Dirt, Stains, Cleases

 

Restoration (Remounting) Process

The general flow of this restoration process is below.

01. Selection of the mounting fabric

02. Disassembly

03. Removal of the old backing papers

04. Cleaning

05. Mounting

 

If you want to know remounting process more, please refer to the below video.

 

Restoration: Tenshō Kōtai Jingū Kakejiku

Restoration Antique Japanese Kakejiku Scroll: Dirt, Stains, Cleases

 

stain removal, we were sure the work would become clean with washing only. Whether to do stain removal or not depends a lot on scroll mounter’s experience. We use powerful detergent for this process. Not all artworks are created equal, and some are not able to stand up to the cleaning process that is needed to remove dirt and stain. Therefore, careful judgement is needed.

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The creases were also restored beautifully.

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Look at this! The cleaning did give a result to the kakejiku and it now looks smooth and refreshed. It came back to life.

Please contact us if you are thinking of restoration 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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